Monthly Archives: March 2011

Coolnesses major and minor

A quick roundup of stuff that caught my attention recently… I hit a small jackpot over the weekend at the used book store – I picked up Antonella Magagnini’s brand-new, giant (14″x17″) coffee table book, The Art of Pompeii, for … Continue reading

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Early paganism in Iberia

Here’s a book on a subject I’d like to know more about – and oh look, it’s free to read online! Courtesy of the Library of Iberian Resources Online (LIBRO). Paganism and Pagan Survivals in Spain up to the Fall … Continue reading

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Silentium – Osip Mandel’shtam She has not yet been born, She is both music and word, Just as there is an unbreakable bond Between all living things. The breast of the sea breathes peacefully, But, like a madman, the day … Continue reading

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Today’s XKCD is nothing short of brilliant…

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So much fun, let’s do it again

Rachel has posted an excellent poem and commentary at Velveteen Rabbi on the subject of sacrifice. As I began to write a response to it, a strong feeling of déja vù came over me; and sure enough, checking the ExecutivePagan … Continue reading

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A song for Ariadne

This came to me in about an hour, inspired (or at least triggered) by a video Sannion posted (“Russia”), coupled with his discussion of Hellenistic poetry… put those two things together, and apparently you get this! (I have a vague … Continue reading

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Free speech wins one

As much as I despise Fred Phelps and everything he stands for, and as much as it galls me to have to agree with him about ANYTHING, it’s pretty clear to me that the Supreme Court got this one right; … Continue reading

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