Your Narthex or Mine?

In my humble opinion, matter is not generative. Only spirit is truly generative. Therefore form is not terribly interesting or compelling of itself. I like the term oikumene because it seems to head towards the search for what is true and living in the houses of worship of the world. I am compulsive in my dedication to knowledge of my creator. I am very broad in my willingness to taste (and possibly see) from any source where goodwill is evident.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

why annonyme? >

societe anonyme des artistes  because I love Duchamp 





anno nyme  -  somewhat like Steiner's time spirit / ziet geist

anonymous  - not seeking credit 

not related to the biographical, the cencus field filling or the physical (age, gender, socioeconomic placement, marital status, parental   status, national origin, state of birth etc. etc. etc.) details


because I experience my identity as spiritual first and in the world, with its time component, secondarily.  annonyme was just a word that rolled around in my head pleasingly and plopped itself down here.




It is unrelated to contemporary creepy uses of similar words.  never menace is the prime directive of my source.








Friday, June 23, 2017

i slowed down my head and examined my thought patterns.

this title is from a rather lengthy

patreon post from Amanda Palmer via Patreon dated June 30.  I still haven't managed to find time to read the long post.  It's funny to me though that my daughter, who introduced me to the artist a couple years ago, saw the same long note and also wished she'd had time to read it all.  That sounds like damning with faint praise because neither one of us has consumed the whole.  I think the fact that we had that conversation about Amanda Palmer's musings from a van is kind of a miracle.

In that note Amanda mentions the demise of blogging.  hahahahahahahaha. not just her blogging but blogging as a thing that had a time which is no more.  how inconvenient for me that blogging is over.  because I haven't given up.  I've just been feeding the wolf.

But the reason I copied and pasted this phrase is that it sums up Transcendentalism.  I love Emerson and give him huge credit for all the emotional and intellectual freedom I've felt charged with over the past 30 or so years.  Thank you Montgomery County, MD for requiring that reading.

I will now be reading Amanda Palmer's post in its entirety.




Friday, February 10, 2017


It's funny to me that I started this blog without any particular interest in feminism as a focus of thought (beyond the airborne feminism a person born in the early 60's would have experienced) and have come upon so many roads leading to women's rights.  I just wanted to talk about the Spirit and how it drags me out of my den.  But being aware of Pussy Riot when they were still imprisioned and deciding to post about that caused a swelling of hits which hasn't really subsided even now.  I took this picture of pussy hats around one of the greatest phallic symbols (which I admit to venerating as an object of national significance) in the history of humanity.  I took it at the Women's March on 1/21/2017.