Monthly Archives: March 2015

Song of the Sea: Deeper Thoughts

(in all this I am likely taking myself far beyond the intentions of Tomm Moore, but it’s his fault for making such a good movie) It is often said that the advent of Darwinism effectively bridged the gap between humans … Continue reading

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Academia as self-parody

In the middle of doing some research for a paper on Gerard Manley Hopkins, I happened to come across a quotation from an address to the MLA given by one fellow called Jonathan Culler: If “love” were a pure, disinterested … Continue reading

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7 Quick Takes (13/3/2015)

1 Over the course of 2014 I read throuh Hayao Miyazaki’s manga, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind. Strangely, I failed to mention this here. Anyway, it was interesting to see Miyazaki operating in the realm of soft sci-fi. … Continue reading

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It’s just a game, man

I don’t even know why people say Airman is so hard to defeat; just ignore the tornadoes, keep close to him and trade hits. His energy will run out before yours does.

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Identity salad

I’ve mentioned on a couple of occasions that I’ve grown tired with the ongoing debate regarding whether its ok for orthodox Catholics to use sexual orientation lingo like gay, straight, etc. It seems like others are starting to get a … Continue reading

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Gaius and Titius

I’ve had something resembling a rant about public school systems percolating in my mind, and, as if on cue, a philosopher at the NY Times gives me another reason to loathe them: A few weeks ago, I learned that students … Continue reading

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