Make Art, Not War. What does it mean to you?
If you’re feeling a little lonely in the midst of COVID-19, you might find some solace in classic literature. Here are three of my favorites.
We can’t go to the theaters during COVID-19, so let’s watch a few films on the old idiot-box, and read some books!
A new short story publication and an old crime novel. That’s a great day!
Daily Science Fiction has just published my flash fiction story “Before Blindness” in its online magazine. Let’s celebrate short-short stories this month!
Down here in mega-hot Florida, summer is reading season. Forget the beach. Read books!
The Attention Merchants by Tim Wu is a fascinating historical review of how the television and advertising industries grew up and eventually got in bed together. Wu makes the case that our attention spans have been bought and sold as commodities, often without our knowledge or understanding. He’s a fine storyteller who offers many provocative […]
Originally posted on Phil Ebersole's Blog:
I recently read Existentialists and Mystics: Writings on Philosophy and Literature, a collection of philosophical writings by the late Iris Murdoch from 1951 to 1986. I bought the book because I enjoyed her novels, although I admit don’t remember the plots of any of them clearly, and because of praise…
I love philosophy. And I adore used books. So imagine my delight when I found The Gospel According to Zen (editors Robert Sohl and Audrey Carr) at a library sale for an unbeatable price: Freeee! This is a fabulous skinny (133 pages) volume of writings about Zen, God, faith, and religion, with the intriguing subtitle […]