Author Archives: pk

About pk

Seems to me that some modicum of honesty is requisite to intelligence. If we look in the mirror and see not kleptocrats but Christians, we’re still in the same old trouble.

Monthly

Monthly: scrapbook: reborn each month (Monthly Note follows below) Rose Up Dead 2017 11 21 Charlie Rose has joined the skewered list. I want to tell an ugly story, I’ll atributre it to Rose, kick him while he’s down. I … Continue reading

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Schooled Movies

/ DeCentral / DeGate / Deschool / Rants Homefront (2013 film) Jason Statham, James Franco, Winona Ryder, Kate Bosworth … Well, the cast sounds good. YouTube gives me a sample. Statham is called into the school his daughter attends. She’s … Continue reading

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Agitating Manners

/ Culture / I just remembered a date from the 1970s. I was invited to a party by a client in Rockville Centre on Long Island. The party was in Balkwin. My client’s granddaughter would be there: a former Broadway … Continue reading

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Political Symbols

/ Scholarship / Symbols / Symbols can be tricky. Don’t rely on the symbol user(s) to understand more than a fraction of the symbol. And absolutely don’t expect the symbol user(s) to fully aware or honest about their symbols. Do … Continue reading

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Nietzsche Notes

/ Scholarship / Reading Notes / I first heard of Friedrich Nietzsche as a freshman in college. I didn’t then claim to have read much or well (or understood much, or well) but on a number of occasions since then, … Continue reading

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Mushroom Anniversary

/ Culture / I have a rare memory: I remember Pearl Harbor! US involvement in WWII was packed into the next couple of years: ’41 to ’45. I also remember in that period hearing huge airplanes overhead: bracing, trembling. There … Continue reading

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Sexist Quantification

Quantification is a key concept, modern and still only partially developed: Galileo timed things with his pulse: most people still don’t get it, not even if they’re in a science department at Harvard. Wimbledon is coming, the tennis world, the … Continue reading

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