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

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