“The excessive use of force creates legitimacy problems, and force without legitimacy leads to defiance, not submission.”
― Malcolm Gladwell, David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
David and Goliath is a painting by the Italian Baroque master Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571–1610). It was painted…
Replacement. Return. Revenge. Redemption.
Omnia Vincit Amor.
For me, two of the greatest works of literature ever written are The Count of Monte Christo (1844) and Les Miserables (1862). The first has as the main narrative springboard a reentry into the light of society from a dark prison world and…
Reentry is the act of returning to a place, organization, or area of activity that you have left.
2. UNCOUNTABLE NOUN [also an N]
Reentry is used to refer to the moment when a spacecraft comes back into the Earth’s atmosphere after being in space.
“To perceive is to suffer.”
The prompt is from:
I love prompts. Someone else has thought about a topic that you can then piggy-back upon. But it’s not easy thinking. We take it for granted. But how stupid we are. For thinking is not an automatic action or…
What was the Abyss before Nietszche
before Camus, before Sartre and before Beckett
Did it have a name? Where was it hiding?
Silently slumbering in the shadows of the human mind till
the philosophes opened up the vault
within the newly-lit spaces of Enlightenment thought
Birthing in revolutionary…
Of Precrime and Precogs
‘‘And shook with hate for things he’d never seen,
And knew of love without love’s proper object,
And was oppressed as he had never been.’’
— W. H. Auden, Sonnets from China III
Philip K. Dick’s short story The Minority Report was first published in 1956…
Lets start with the obvious and glaring contradiction to my title. Dracula has no reflection in any mirror whatsoever. But is that not a very interesting question as to, why not. Why not? Well because in the short answer there is no ‘one’ to be reflected. …
‘‘In Arcadia, Arcadia
All roads that lead to you as integral to me as arteries
That pump the blood that flows straight to the heart of me
— Arcadia, Lana Del Rey
“I wish I could write a beautiful book to break those hearts that are soon to…
The New Tory Slogan (2021)
“The earth (which was made to be a Common Treasury of relief for all, both Beasts and Men) was hedged in to In-closures by the teachers and rulers, and the others were made Servants and Slaves: And that Earth that is within this Creation made…
Prompt me. Please.
Prompt me. I have time.
Time is omnipresent. But not as omnipresent and omniscient as
the Eternal. Yet. It is nowhere to be actually revealed and seen with the naked eye.
It is for the human mind to try and comprehend.