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NIC PIZZOLATTO – GALVESTON. THE 2010 NOVEL BY THE TRUE DETECTIVE SHOWRUNNER

Fans of  True Detective should check out Nic Pizzolatto’s 2010 novel GALVESTON. Galveston tells the story of New Orleans enforcer Roy Cady as he flees from his former mob boss, but the story really shines in the relationships between Roy and the erstwhile nieces who accompany him on his escape.

After killing the men who were sent to kill … Continue reading »

Bridging the Chasm Three – Madonna, Ashlee Simpson, John Eddie

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ASHLEE/WENDY/MADONNA
I came home from my warehouse job one day in the summer of 1984 to find that, like her character in “Desperately Seeking Susan,” Madonna had busted into my creative house. One day, everything was in order and the next, she’s prancing around in my girlfriend’s sexiest, … Continue reading »

THE GATE AND THE SUFFERING OF CHILDREN

THE GATE

Simone Weil (1909-1943) was a French philosopher and social activist. In terms of her philosophy, “The Gate” is both a poem and a central metaphor. Her poem, “The Gate,” describes Man’s journey to God, which culminates in Man’s ultimate inability to pass into heaven. According to Weil, it is Man’s true purpose in life to stand before … Continue reading »

SUBTERRANEAN KAFKA

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The world will offer itself to you to be unmasked; it can?t do otherwise; in raptures it will writhe before you.
Franz Kafka
Reflections On Sin, Suffering, Hope, and the True Way
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If you happen to notice the term "Kafkaesque" being used in a magazine, newspaper or Internet article, or book or movie review, invariably it is in … Continue reading »