Monthly Archives: March 2014
The Gentle Philosophy of Dave Brockie and GWAR
“Ghost in the Machine” is a phrase philosopher Gilbert Ryle coined to colorfully describe René Descartes’ mind-body dualism. Descartes didn’t just use the his coordinates for math. To him, mind and body were clearly on opposite sides of his plane, … Continue reading
A Sandwich and a Half
The Po’Boys at Mahony’s in New Orleans are as big as your thigh. Our plan was to eat a snack before shopping. “Never grocery shop while hungry” is our battle cry to justify spending $45 in a restaurant to prevent … Continue reading
(not so) Profound Thoughts on Turning 40
Originally posted 08November2013 -pictures will return! Man, what a time for pause and reflection. With life expectancy at ~75 years of age, at 40 you are without a doubt statistically on the back 9 of the course. Yeah, my mom … Continue reading
Leaving CWRU: A Summary Defenestration or The Dreyfus Affair?
Originally posted: October 2013 If I face the latter, I will need to get some dry cleaning done. I am pretty torn about the situation. In one way, I am ecstatic. Everyone who knows me knows that I want to … Continue reading
Good Job, Joey!
O.K., I’ve had some time to spend with this. I think Joey should really have his chest puffed over this performance. At 53, he ain’t no spring chicken and he hammers this Steve Perry-in-his-prime song. Seriously, try and sing along … Continue reading
121 Rue Bienville: The Return of and Ontological Myth
121 Rue Bienville: the Return and Ontological Myth It all started when I found out that the band Niacin had played a show in Pittsburgh and I had missed it (1999? 2001?). I would have driven from Cleveland to Pittsburgh … Continue reading