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League of Inveterate Poets

The out-of-context contextuality of a foolish sage

What Is an Inveterate Poet?

| August 11, 2010

I am. You are, if you are human (and I very much assume you are!). This blog (originally titled Sacred Journey) has been The League of Inveterate Poets for over a year now. I thought it was about time to revisit the origin and meaning of that strange name. It comes from an essay by […]

A LOST Retrospective: The LOST Eschaton, or Knowing the End from the Beginning

| May 25, 2010

Now that the LOST finale episode, and the entire six-year series, are history, I’ve decided to begin an attempt at re-watching all the episodes again, now knowing the end from the beginning. I realized that in doing this I’ll get to repurpose the two-readings “Christian” way of reading the Bible I learned in seminary. In […]

Physical Beauty Is Sometimes the Most Deceptive of Contexts

| April 14, 2009

“Don’t judge a book by its cover” goes the old saw. Last week three cynical judges and a huge audience at auditions for the UK’s Britain’s Got Talent TV series got a variation on that dictum: don’t judge talent by the body it comes in. Better: Don’t assume that personal worth and physical beauty are […]

I Like What Chris Likes

| February 25, 2009

[WARNING: Vain and perhaps foolish attempt ahead to try to justify promoting a friend’s blog as a worthy post given the theme and focus of his blog.] I like What Chris Likes. Chris Martin (no, not that Chris Martin, let’s get that out of the way) was one of our housemates in Philadelphia for all […]

The Unpredictable Service of Art

| February 22, 2009

Foolish Sage friend blogger Paul Burkhart recently shared this quote from an interview with poet Joe Weil: Art is self-indulgence that, if done well, with a good grasp of the craft, and with a sense of constructive dread, ends up serving others. Of course, you can’t predict how it will serve them. . . A […]

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