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Remembering James Salter

There is something greater than the life of the cities, greater than money or possessions; there is a manhood that can never be taken away. For this, one gives everything James Salter:  “Solo Faces” Not at first, and not until you accept that you are…

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The George Saunders Take on American Experience: Freedom

How can anyone be truly free in a country as violent and stupid as ours?   George Saunders “The Braindead Megaphone”   [ viagra deaths | viagra and lisinopril | which is better viagra or cialis | herbal vigor | 50 mg cialis dose |…

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William S. Burroughs on Worthless Lying Bastards

We have been abandoned here on this planet ruled by lying bastards of modest brain power. No sense. Not a tiny modicum of good intentions. Lying worthless bastards.   William S. Burroughs Journal, May 26, 1997 [ death by viagra | viagra uk | viagra…

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Heilbroner on the Capitalist Revolution

The effect of this immense revolution (Capitalism) is always the same: established rights of direct access to one’s own product were replaced by new rights by which peasants and workers were legally excluded from access to their means of livelihood. Only by understanding that the…

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Pain (2) by Jim Harrison

  We don’t have to let go of Jim Harrison.  His poetry remains.  But Jim, my companion over many years, you said it well.   Pain (2) by Jim Harrison   Pain is at the steering wheel swerving left and right for a year now….

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Heilbroner on the Nature and Logic of Capitalism

Capitalism is the regime of capital, the form of rulership we find when power takes the remarkable aspect of the domination, by those who control access to the means of production, of the great majority who must gain “employment”—the capitalist substitute for the traditional entitlement…

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Bridge by Jim Harrison

Im still lamenting the death of Jim Harrison.  Here’s my favorite poem of his.  It could easily be a testament.  Losing him was like losing a brother.   Bridge by Jim Harrison   Most of my life was spent building a bridge out over the…

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Henry Miller on Giving Up the Ghost and Chaos

Once you have given up the ghost, everything follows with dead certainty, even in the midst of chaos.   Henry Miller “Tropic of Capricorn”     [ cialis professional no prescription | viagra cartoon | who should not take viagra | what is better viagra…

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Henry Miller in Praise of the Inhuman: Or, Belonging to the Earth!

  Once I thought that to be human was the highest aim a man could have, but now I see that it was meant to destroy me. Today I am proud to say that I am inhuman, that I have nothing to do with creeds…

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Henry Miller on Personal Tragedy

Everyone has his private tragedy. It’s in the blood now—misfortune, ennui, grief, suicide. The atmosphere is saturated with disaster, frustration, futility. Scratch and scratch—until there’s no skin left. However, the effect on me is exhilarating. Instead of being discouraged or depressed, I enjoy it. I…

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