This is an excellent video on modern politics from the perspective of the influential (and Nazi!) political theorist Carl Schmitt. I recommend reading his material, but for a quick bite, here’s the transcript from Olly’s video. Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BcsKdvERZA Transcript for this episode of Philosophy Tube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BcsKdvERZA Trump & the Problem with Politics… Read More “Trump & the Problem with Politics” by Olly Thorn of Philosophy Tube
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? by Terri Kapsalis I teach “The Yellow Wallpaper” because I believe it can save people. That is one reason. There are more. I have taught Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s 1891 story for nearly two decades and this past fall was no different. Then again, this past fall was entirely…
I found these in my old notebook the other day from last winter. Sometimes, words fail us and the only way to communicate is through… something else. Pictures? Metaphors? Feelings? Actions? Some stuff is too big to talk about. (Skip to the end for “happier” mind maps) Disassociative Thinking Inability to Speak Anxious Circle Thinking… Read More Mind Mapping – Visual Poetry
This is the second post in my series on gender issues, feminism and the various political difficulties that arise from them. You can find the first post here in which I introduce the topic by discussing the possible reasons for and rebuttals to changing the name of the feminist movement to egalitarianism. This is the… Read More What is Gender?
Hailey Wyatt made this one on our fridge a few months ago.
heartbeats don’t keep time with those holding keen metronomes rip apart the sheet music (organ failure: too many vibrations that the body doesn’t tolerate) we run in the dark without a flashlight deposit dead skin in the sewer i promise you, don’t come too close it is dark down here i don’t want to step… Read More Deconstruction #1
Approx. a 10-minute read. This will be the only time during this series that I write on whether to change the name of feminism to egalitarianism. Frankly, the debate holds very little value in comparison to the deeper issues that gender studies represent. The name is not the point of the movement and is reminiscent… Read More Feminism vs Egalitarianism
I wrote this poem in early 2015 for a 55-word story challenge. I think it is a little more than 55 words now. People underestimate the power of an imaginary love story. He was reading on the bus when it stopped violently at a red light, throwing his book from his hands onto the floor.… Read More Wilde Love
I have made a rocket ship to break through the time continuum. I call it The Eraser. Once I break through the time continuum and talk to the Master Clockworker, I will ask to go back a few years or skip a few forward to where I can reclaim my baby skin or feel a baby on my… Read More Mission to Erase
I wrote this in February 2017 while I was on vacation with my mother in Cuba. I’m pretty sure I was on a beach at the time. The piece is inspired by a writing prompt in Natalie Goldberg’s book, Writing Down the Bones. I am too familiar here. I say to him, “Use loneliness. Forget… Read More An Interaction