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League of Inveterate Poets

The out-of-context contextuality of a foolish sage

Only Birth Can Conquer Death

| July 2, 2010

“…schism in the soul, schism in the body social, will not be resolved by any scheme of return to the good old days (archaism), or by programs guaranteed to render an ideal projected future (futurism), or even by the most realistic, hardheaded work to weld together again the deteriorating elements. Only birth can conquer death—the […]

Love and Hate: Joseph Campbell’s Dramatic Divorce

| June 29, 2010

“And there takes place, then, that dramatic divorce of the two principles of love and hate which the pages of history so beautifully illustrate. Instead of clearing his own heart the zealot tries to clear the world. The laws of the City of God are applied only to his in-group (tribe, church, nation, class, or […]

LOST Retrospective Recommended Reading Update #1

| June 1, 2010

To accompany my new series “LOST Retrospective”–in which I’m blogging through all the episodes of LOST, reconsidering them in light of how the show ended–I’m accumulating a list of online articles and posts that I found particularly helpful in forming my take on the meaning and importance of LOST. I’ll update and repost this list […]

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