This blog site is long overdue for maintenance. You may notice some hiccups in old posts and links, even the look. Hopefully problems will be resolved in a week’s time. Eclectique916 blog celebrated its 3rd anniversary in August. What was that first post? — just for old time’s sake.
We have no symbolic life, and we are all badly in need of the symbolic life. Only the symbolic life can express the need of the soul – the daily need of the soul, mind you! And because people have no such thing, they can never step out of this mill – this awful, banal, [...]
Apparently, e-books did not kill the publishing industry. But it definitely has been the kiss of death for store front book sales. I was crushed not to be able to pick up a morning coffee and a magazine or regional cookbook from Borders on Union Square in San Francisco last month. Where have all the [...]
CLASS STRUGGLE WITH WINGS Birds fighting for food near my bench. Why do I feed them crumbs? From E. Ethelbert Miller’s The Ear Is An Organ Made for Love Download the collection of poems from this link. Listen to the interview about the poems, the process, the life observations on this link for WPFW-FM’s “On [...]
Texas Governor Rick Perry officially announced his bid for President today in Charleston, SC, the first state to secede from the Union right after Lincoln’s election — I’m talking about 1860. Has this Texan who wooed secessionist hearts decided being part of the union isn’t so bad afterall? Will he revoke Juneteenth? Another Texan. Is [...]