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League of Inveterate Poets

The out-of-context contextuality of a foolish sage

LOST Finale? I’m With Iris Dement: “Let the Mystery Be”

| May 24, 2010

Iris DeMent via last.fm I became a fan of Iris Dement after hearing her song “Our Town” used to close out the series finale of my favorite television series of all time, Northern Exposure. The song perfectly summed up what the series was really all about, why it continues to speak to me when I […]

Shameless Self-Promotion Department: PublicLens Blog

| September 25, 2009

I invite my readers to check out my new humor blog, PublicLens (http://publiclens.blogspot.com). PublicLens is a never ending parade of the bizarre, the beautiful, and the befuddling from that most ubiquitous of spies: the cell phone camera. The phone cam has created an explosion of imagery and made it available (in many cases) for all […]

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 […]

Harry Poe on the Arts as Christian Pulpit

| February 27, 2009

(From the Making Men Moral Conference at Union University, Jackson TN, February 25-27, 2009. As reported by Owen Strachan. A friend tells me Harry Poe is the great grandson of Edgar Allen Poe. If anyone has any more bio on him, I’ll be glad to add it here. HT for the quote to Christ Datillo […]

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