Leonard Cohen’s unfinished final album – completed after his death by his son – finds the singer in love with life Source: Leonard Cohen: Thanks for the Dance, review – the life-enhancing final thoughts of a lyrical master Opinion: I just wrote about Leonard Cohen the other day in Earthpages Book of Remembrance. He’s one… Read More Leonard Cohen: Thanks for the Dance, review – the life-enhancing final thoughts of a lyrical master | + Opinion
Have you ever found yourself counting ums and uhs? Many scientists, though, think that our cultural fixation with stamping out what they call “disfluencies” is deeply misguided. Saying um is no character flaw, but an organic feature of speech; far from distracting listeners, there’s evidence that it focuses their attention in ways that enhance comprehension. Source:… Read More Your Speech Is Packed With Misunderstood, Unconscious Messages | + Opinion
Continuing on with our month of remembrance, I should note that most of my remembered celebs are in music. Music is my first love. I was born singing a tune. But I need more primal therapy to remember what it was. 🙂 A little later in life I became interested in thinkers and then the… Read More Earthpages Book of Remembrance
C. S. Lewis (1898-1963) was a British writer and Cambridge professor of medieval studies who underwent a profound conversion to Christianity. His popular books include The Screwtape Letters (1942, where a senior and junior devil correspond on the topic of how to destroy souls), The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe (1950, which has become… Read More C. S. Lewis – Christian writer who foresaw the rise of scientism
Claude Lévi-Strauss (1908- ) was a Brussels-born French social anthropologist who was influenced by the classical sociologist, Emile Durkheim. Levi-Strauss took a structuralist approach to the study of kinship, ritual, and myths within so-called primitive societies. Noting that human beings use language to classify cultural objects, he believed that we do so with a series… Read More Claude Lévi-Strauss – Do his binary structures tell us about the world or himself?
Lucien Lévi-Bruhl (1857-1939) was an innovative French anthropologist whose studies of so-called primitive cultures had an impact on depth psychology, sociology, and philosophy. Lévi-Bruhl believed that so-called primitive cultures existed in a ‘pre-logical,’ mystical state of mind characterized by non-contradiction and, more importantly, participation in a collective, totemic idea. He contrasted the ‘pre-logical’ to the… Read More Lucien Lévi-Bruhl – Forerunner to Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell
This morning while watching a 1989 GTV adaptation of Dickens’ classic, A Tale of Two Cities, I couldn’t help but notice how much this sequence reminded me of the incredibly biased CNN coverage of the US impeachment process. So I thought it would be fun to start up ENN, namely, Earthpages News Network, to illustrate… Read More ENN: A Tale of Two Cities – The kangaroo court looks surprisingly modern