A Voyage of Rediscovery

So I’m hoping to write an article that uses Charles Sander Peirce’s “The Fixation of Belief” as a bit of a starting point. So, Sunday, I faced a dilemma: Read it online or spend an hour scouring the Nogglestead library’s to-read shelves for a copy of The Essential Peirce that my beautiful wife gave me […]

2016: The Year’s Reading in Review

Well, here is the list of books I’ve read this year: The Sea Wolf by Jack London Life Is Simple: First Cutting by Jerry Crownover Art Treasures of Seoul by Edward B. Adams The Hero by John Ringo and Michael Z. Williamson Rogue Warrior: Green Team by Richard Marcinko and John Weisman Dead Street by […]

Book Report: The Experience of Nothingness by Michael Novak (1970)

Well, I found this book. It is a good example of mid-twentieth century American Existentialism. It’s like Kierkegaard put into a blender with Joseph Campbell. It’s all about the human as a deciding being creating itself every moment, but the creation also involves making myths and destroying existing myths. Pragmatism, but instead of solutions and […]

Year’s Reading In Review

With the last post, I’m calling an end to this year’s enumeration of reading. 2006ish stands at 89 books, which is probably far less than I bought at book fairs. These books include: The Empty Trap by John D. MacDonald The Executioners by John D. MacDonald Mine the Harvest by Edna St. Vincent Millay Johnny […]