Monthly Archives: July 2013

Musical Misery

/ Favorites / Art / Movies / Last evening Jan and I watched Les Misérables. thanx 120pearls First time for either of us. I’d seen many dramatizations of the Hugo novel: several movies, over decades, but had no experience with … Continue reading

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Prayer Scrapbook

Recreating (and advancing) pk’s censored domains: Macroinformation.org & Knatz.com / Teaching / Society / Social Epistemology / Religion / @ K. 2008 06 22 Christians seem to think that “prayer” is necessarily directed at “God.” A Christian would never dream … Continue reading

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Reading

Recreating (and advancing) pk’s censored domains: Macroinformation.org & Knatz.com / Teaching / Society / Social Epistemology / Reading / Mission: to trace the purpose of the ideal of universal literacy in kleptocracy First I’m just going to blurt some things, … Continue reading

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The Absinthe Drinker

/ Stories / Personal By Age / College / News item: John Saunders is accused of drinking 52 bottles of whiskey valued at $102,000. http://abcnews.go.com/US/man-drank-102000-worth-historic-whiskey/story?id=19712785 The owner of an historic inn in Pittsburgh has brought charges against a former tenant … Continue reading

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Albigensian Heretics

/ pk Stories / Chronological / Art Dealer Years / In the mid-1970s I met some Albigensian heretics. I’ll say something about them, their history, and my experience of them in a moment: first, a word or two of background. … Continue reading

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Group Fiction

Fiction Group Fiction Fact Can they be told apart? How? We’re told that God wrote the Bible. Some of us believe it, some of those see that there are problems with such a belief, as there are with many another … Continue reading

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Kleptocracy & “Van Gogh”

Recreating (and advancing) pk’s censored domains: Macroinformation.org & Knatz.com / Teaching / Society / NoHier / Kleptocracy / Bucky Fuller said that when nature wants to accomplish something she makes candidates by the million. pk says that cultures have room … Continue reading

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ACLU Survey

Recreating (and advancing) pk’s censored domains: Macroinformation.org & Knatz.com / Teaching / Society / NoHier / Politics / 1999 05 24’s mail brings a survey from the ACLU. National Citizens’ Survey on Civic Morality What You Believe 1. I believe … Continue reading

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Dusk, Dark

Dusk to Dark I spent the first couple of years at Columbia sitting in this or that class, knowing only a point or two of what was going on, hopelessly behind in the reading, utterly without an explanation for why … Continue reading

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Criminal In Perpetuity

/ Institutions … Kleptocracy … Institutional Hubris Every experienced liar knows (and we’re all experienced liars) that the trouble with lies is that you have to try to remember who you told which lie to. It snowballs: soon you go … Continue reading

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