Monday, September 28, 2015

Alexander Solzhenitsyn's Harvard University Commencment Address, June 8, 1978

If humanism were right in declaring that man is born only to be happy, he would not be born to die. Since his body is doomed to die, his task on earth evidently must be of a more spiritual nature. It cannot be unrestrained enjoyment of everyday life. It cannot be the search for the best ways to obtain material goods and then cheerfully get the most of them. It has to be the fulfillment of a permanent, earnest duty so that one's life journey may become an experience of moral growth, so that one may leave life a better human being than one started it.
Read the full text HERE.

Saturday, September 26, 2015


Truth burns but lies consume.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Gravity is a Cinematic Construction

Kubrick, engineering the illusion of artificial gravity, etc.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Editing continues, nearly there...

The good work moves ahead.  If you need a Highbrow refresher, I suggest you look HERE.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

The City in Imagination

Vitasta Raina's novella Writer's Block (International Authors, 2011) has received some attention on RamblingInTheCity, a website that explores urban planning issues in India.  Please click HERE.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Poetry, Medecine and Mensa in Kosovo: Philip Murray-Lawson interviews Dr. Aziz Mustafa

Philip Murray-Lawson has published an interview with Aziz Mustafa of Kosovo. Dr. Mustafa is a physician and poet whose work has appeared in Emanations. In the interview, he describes his origins, the challenges of being an intellectual in modern Kosovo-Albania, and gives an account of the Balkan poetic tradition. He also explains the influence of the medical profession on his own poetry.

Please click HERE.