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- BloodhoundBlog – a national real estate weblog I started and contribute to. Much of the content there will be real estate related, but everything I write is focused on the self, and this is best represented in the longer essays.
- SelfAdoration.com – a weblog devoted to the philosophical defense of ontologically-consonant egoism.
- Lies all the way down: Ventilating Uncle Willie’s Father’s Day funk.
- Why I read Ibsen.
- Telling long stories about other people’s nightmares — for Father’s Day.
- Redemption is egoism in action: My eBook “Janio at a Point” is yours free for the downloading.
- Reflections of the irresistible by way of one drop in an ocean of love.
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Category Archives: Splendor
Celebrating humanity for the New Year: You are as large as you want to be, as good as you choose to be.
My observation for the New Year, left as a comment at The Atlantic. It’s plausible to me that my remarks will incite ugly displays of self-loathing, but that’s what I get for speaking up there. Here is my note, a … Continue reading
By way of VegasTripping.com, a 25 minute video exploring the Paradise Strip and Las Vegas Boulevard in January of 1988: From the creator of the video: Las Vegas Strip street drive from 1988. I taped this from the car window … Continue reading
Any minute now… I heard this in the movie Morning Glory — a charming send-up of early-morning “news” shows. My kind of movie: Everyone is a better person in the end. I laughed all the way through, and I loved … Continue reading
Hallelujah! A book about about a single song is the ultimate tribute to the genius of Leonard Cohen.
The baffled king composing Hallelujah? It turns out it was Leonard Cohen. Start here: From The Atlantic Monthly, How Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah Became Everybody’s Hallelujah. That article is an overview of a new book by Alan Light, The Holy or … Continue reading
A comment from an LA Times story insisting that TV is not either dead: Paul G Newton at 11:46 PM December 03, 2012 I believe that the networks will, no must, embrace the new media. In the past few years … Continue reading
Commenting on this post on the Khan Academy, Joe Brady fingered this YouTube video, Salman Khan talking to Charlie Rose about the origins of the Khan Academy: Further notice: Salman Khan’s book on the Khan Academy experience: The One World … Continue reading
Don Boudreaux at Cafe Hayek, comparing the value of ordinary labor in Golden Age of the 19050s versus today: Refrigerator-freezer Sears’s lowest-priced no-frost refrigerator-freezer in 1956 had 9.6 cubic feet, in total, of space. It sold for $219.95. (You can … Continue reading