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  1. May 2021
  2. Jul 2018
  3. Oct 2016
    1. "We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are. If we have sons, we don't mind knowing about our sons' girlfriends, but our daughters' boyfriends? God forbid. But of course when the time is right we expect those girls to bring back the perfect man to be their husband.

      How can we praise boys for not being virgins and praise girls for being virgins?

    1. Sweet Thames, run softly, till I end my song

      For "The Fire Sermon", and the associated imagery of the normally trash laden and polluted Thames. Eliot muses of earlier times with his father fishing, only interrupted by one solitary rat (cue "Wharf Rat" by the Grateful Dead...), so it would seem as this were an idealized version of memory. There is also reference to "the river Leman", but it does not meet the regular word meaning. Feels more like the river in Dante's Purgatory, or perhaps in the Klingon ritual of Gre'thor, by riding a barge on the river Skral. The traditional meaning of "sweetheart" does not seem to apply here.

  4. Feb 2014
    1. You're as bad as that character in Moliere who didn't know he was talking prose! You've b een committing philosophical nonsense with your \rigorous pro ofs of existence". Don't you know that what exists has to b e observed, or at least observable?