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Category Archives: Folklore

For want of a nail: agency, causality and consequence in a verse

First, a nursery rhyme that illustrates how our actions and details–both small and large–matter. For want of a nail the shoe was lost. For want of a shoe the horse … Continue reading

24 September, 2007 · Leave a comment

A progressive Uncle Sam

Re-appropriate him for the cause! ;) Origin of this particular image is unknown; whoever has put it together, thank you. For an overview of the origins of the Uncle Sam … Continue reading

15 January, 2007 · Leave a comment

Kilroy was here!

If you don’t already know of this ubiquitous, sometimes bug-eyed, mischievous doodle first spread by American servicemen–as I didn’t til last month–the legend is an interesting one. I learned about … Continue reading

13 December, 2006 · 11 Comments

Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

"The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. All others are subsumed by it."
-- Diane DiPrima, "Rant", from Pieces of a Song.

"It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there"
-- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"