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League of Inveterate Poets

The out-of-context contextuality of a foolish sage

Win a Copy of The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

| August 16, 2010

We have a winner! Congratulations to Tom Lietaert, whose comment was randomly chosen (by numbering all comments [except my own] and using a random number generator). Tom has won the copy of The War of Art. I will be contacting him by email to arrange delivery. Thanks to all who participated! Recently I reviewed Steven […]

Review: The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

| July 31, 2010

The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles My rating: 5 of 5 stars UPDATE: Win a copy of The War of Art by clicking here! (Enter by 8/22/2010) The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles goes on my short shelf of […]

N. T. Wright: Art Is the Highway to the Center of Reality

| July 1, 2010

“The arts are not the pretty but irrelevant bits around the border of reality. They are highways into the center of a reality which cannot be glimpsed, let alone grasped, any other way. The present world is good, but broken and in any case incomplete; art of all kinds enables us to understand that paradox […]

Monet Refuses the Operation

| October 31, 2009

Doctor, you say there are no halos around the streetlights in Paris and what I see is an aberration caused by old age, an affliction. I tell you it has taken me all my life to arrive at the vision of gas lamps as angels, to soften and blur and finally banish the edges you […]

Recipe for Being Truly Human

| February 28, 2009

According to Margie Haack, this is more than a recipe for her Lemon Dilled Rice: Lemon Dilled Rice (Serves 3-4) 1 cup rice 4 T. butter 1 small onion, diced 1 t. salt 2 t. dill weed (or 2 T. fresh dill, chopped) 2 c. water or chicken broth 1 lemon, juiced In a saucepan, […]

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