kingdom of god

Thanks, Mr. Divine Comedy: Gregory Orr and John Smith dual review

by Joe Weil Reviews & Interviews
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Both inhabit the same generational orbit: Nam, eastern spirituality mixed with a dose of overcoming the dark spots through mindfulness, meditation, a sometimes didactic sense of wisdom that would not be out of place at a weekend retreat on Rumi.

Preliminary notes to a course on The Death of Ivan Ilyich

by Joe Weil Arts & Society
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This “functionary class” is co-optive, incapable of originality, grafting onto its evil and mundane tree the native “shrewdness” and greed common to the worst peasants, and the pretentiousness and faux complexity/ haughtiness of the worst nobility.