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Bloomsday 2022

Some helpful links to this oh so joyous celebration of Ulysses, Leopold and Molly Bloom, Stephen Daedalus and the whole mad crew. https://www.bloomsdayfestival.ie/ https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/2022/06/15/bloomsday-2022-what-events-are-on-in-dublin-on-thursday/ The 2022 Bloomsday Festival More anon . . .

God: an Anatomy, and Other Recent Readings

Francesca Stavrakopoulou, in her most recent book, God: an Anatomy, presents a vivid portrait of Yahweh, primarily as seen by his ancient devotees. She takes us on a journey throughout the Levant and Mesopotamia, covering thousands of years, multiple empires, and dozens of gods and goddesses. It’s rigorously researched throughout, and she (literally) gives us …

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Jason Hickel’s Less is More

Animism versus Dualism. Mother Earth versus Descartes. Seeing ourselves and the world around us as continuous, interconnected, and interdependent, versus Subject/object/Master/slave. Seeing the world like a shaman or a bulldozer. We can’t keep doing this anymore. We can’t keep treating the earth like a trash heap, like we own it, control it, and owe it …

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The Poetry of Place, Brick, and Stone

Spinozablue welcomes new poetry by S.R. Brown, Stephen Mead, and Duane Anderson. Secular monasteries of the mind. Byzantine, Gothic, Romanesque ruins of the unconscious. I dwell in the space between ancient walls, vaulted ceilings, piazzas, and naves, bereft of their original spirits, inhabited now by something else. By my own pantheon — if I could …

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Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

And another fine day for wearing the green to you and yours. Here’s the official festival site in Ireland proper. Spinozablue launched in 2008, and we noted this day that first year and most years since then. As is often the case, the first attempt was (perhaps) the best: Tabhair ‘Om Póg, Is Éireannach Mé …

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Honor in our dreams

More paintings, more departures. Utilizing a digital knife for blending, and a steel wool effect in some cases. Imagining all of this on massive canvasses, propped up on giant easels, in one of a dozen rooms in my ancient castle by the sea. Thick walls, high ceilings, stone floors — sun and moon seeping in …

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