Daily Archives: August 18, 2008

Walking in the Shoes of Others: Why I Like this Pro-Gay Marriage Ad, “Let California Ring”

  This struck me as a “literary” way to appeal for gay equality. Literature, afterall, is about imagining oneself in the shoes of others—to experience, as it were, Shakespearean “negative capability” (the life of someone that you are not). Presumably, … Continue reading

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Evolution v. Creation Metaphor Watch: Is There “Slavery” in Nature?

Given that most people do not have advanced degrees in mathematics or the sciences, debates and discussions surrounding evolution and creationism appear in the public square in the form of competing metaphors, similes, and extended analogies. In other words, we use … Continue reading

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Americans Moving Along Their Cages, Tracks, and Grooves—and Imagining It as Freedom: An Image I Snapped From a Bridge in Las Vegas

  Of course, to take this picture I too show myself to be in the cage.

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Image of a Faux Statue of Liberty Towering Over a Man and Woman Moving Along a Caged Enclosure, Las Vegas

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“The Devil Is in The Details”: A Poem by Santi Tafarella

The Lord God:   when we are awake and unhurried   we understand that whether a snake   or a river slithers past   both are an instant   The Serpent:   whether a snake is winding   to the … Continue reading

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