Saturday, April 29, 2023

A Poet’s Epiphany

I missed the great bard’s birthday earlier this month (April 23). Of course Shakespeare is no longer required coursework for an English degree at many of the country’s prestigious universities (old dead white guy). But at least in some circles he’s still considered relevant.

jim harrisonI used to tell students…the difference between poetry and you is you look in the mirror and say, “I am getting old,” but Shakespeare looks in the mirror and says, “Devouring Time, blunt thou thy lion’s paws.”  - Jim Harrison via The Failed Aristocrat

Although “Devouring Time” finally got its lion’s paws into old Jim; doesn’t seem possible but he’s been dead now for 6 years, so maybe nobody considers either of these old dead white guys relevant after all. Jim Harrison at least has a chance, he’s got a little Native American blood in him.

“Naturally we would prefer seven epiphanies a day and an earth not so apparently devoid of angels.” – Jim Harrison, “Letters to Yesenin” (2013)

“What is past is prologue.” – William Shakespeare, The Tempest, Act 2, Scene I.

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

You Have The Right To Remain Ignorant

Dateline Michigan: Another school bows to the gods of woke. Will some one please read us our rights? If we still have any. It seems, if you are conservative, the only right you indisputable have is the right to remain silent.


“You have the right to be offended.”

Don’t let them tell you otherwise.

Monday, April 24, 2023

Demand a Refund

This week’s least surprising headline:

‘Entitled’ Gen Z is the most difficult generation in the workplace

I note that the article was written by a Millennial who is only too glad to pass the torch of “most entitled” on to the next generation. One can only hope that now they can take a break from bitching about how the Boomers ruined their lives.

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If I were a member of either of these 2 generations I would demand a refund for my college degree(s); not from my government but from my institution of “higher learning” for their lack of product delivery.

Now get out there, eat right and enjoy the day. I’ve been told those 2 things are not mutually exclusive but do your own research as all other research is potentially biased.

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