Clare Booth Luce – feminist, staunch opponent of Bible misogyny. Interesting the way her entry in Wikipedia whitewashes her feminism off the map. Ironic that one of the contemporary advocates of Luce as an antiestablishment pioneer was conservative William F Buckley. YouTube: Firing Line with Norman Mailer, another with JackRead More

It’s hard to beat the experienced intuition of even the dumbest brain by conscious thinking unless the task is specifically difficult for unconscious parsing (are there any?). There is a much lower bandwidth in the necessary communications between the emergent conscious self and the diverse unconscious intelligences let alone consciousRead More

The sixties and seventies had colour and cadence, music and vitality, a culture most social; love and hate all up in your face. People and relationships counted for something and it wasn’t necessary to invent our fears in a vacuum by tabloid crusades vilifying Muslims (yet again) and mapping paedosRead More

Totally correct about the celebrity press tour being more memorable than the movie. The movie becomes an inconvenient burden. And the biggest deal made of the celebrity doing normal things. But ain’t that the same as comedians and their specials, which are often flat, the most memorable bits are theirRead More

Who’s listening? Many hear the sounds or see the words in the page. But listening, if that means not only absorbing what’s been presented – whatever the media – but trying to think objectively and subjectively and vicariously about what is absorbed, so it’s understood. Understanding isn’t demonstrated by agreementRead More

Our Local Group of galaxies is falling towards the gravity-centre of Laniakea. The Milky Way is falling towards Andromeda. The Sun is falling towards the centre of our galaxy. The Earth is falling towards the centre of the Sun. Everything on our planet is falling towards the centre of the Earth. Is that why they call it falling in love? WOMWOMWOM.Read More