“Totalitarianism, at its essence, is an attempt at transforming reality into fiction.”

HANNAH ARENDT

“Deeper meaning resides in the fairy tales told me in my childhood than any truth that is taught in life.”

FRIEDRICH SCHILLER

Happy Birthday E.E. Cummings

To celebrate this great American writer, I’m sharing one of my favorite poems of his.

We should regularly revisit and share the works of writers who have woven our cultural fabric, before the woke mob cancels them!

Edward Estlin Cummings born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on October 14th, 1894

i carry your heart with me

i carry your heart with me (i carry it in
my heart) i am never without it (anywhere
i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing, my darling)
                                  i fear
no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) i want
no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)

Dr. Steven Greer’s latest and timely documentary.

We are not alone in the universe and we’d be wise to join our cosmic kin in peace…

The movie is available to watch for free here: https://linktr.ee/TheCosmicHoax

Even for those of you who might be skeptical about this topic, the film is worth watching for its interesting insights on history, science and technology.

Please share the link!

Happy Birthday Orson Welles

The great actor-writer-director Orson Welles would have turned 106 today, May 6, 2021. I did a centennial piece on him six years ago. Thanks to the release of MANK last year, which offered a questionable treatment of Welles’s role in the writing of CITIZEN KANE, I’ve been eager to read Welles’s own account and wound […]

“I will never grow tired of hearing stories told” – Quotes from Orson Welles — Brian Camp’s Film and Anime Blog

Quote of the Day

“I think hard times are coming when we will be wanting the voices of writers who can see alternatives to how we live now and can see through our fear-stricken society and its obsessive technologies. We will need writers who can remember freedom. Poets, visionaries – the realists of a larger reality.”

URSULA K. LE GUIN
Visionnaire and writer extraordinaire: Ursula K. Le Guin

Quote Of The Day

“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”

CALVIN COOLIDGE

Why Are Our Intellectuals So Dumb?

A conversation between William F. Buckley Jr., Paul Hollander and Ernest van den Haag that seems more relevant today than at the time it took place, in December of 1981.

Prepare for brain stimulation!

WARNING: If you’re a millennial, the following may cause severe headaches and confusion. If you’re a liberal, your brain might combust:

The art of conversation.