Poem: Boundless

Another poem from my collection in writing, Meditations. It may be prefaced by these words from the conservative philosopher, Michael Oakeshott: “In political activity . . . men sail a boundless and bottomless sea; there is neither harbour for shelter nor floor for anchorage, neither starting-place nor appointed destination. The enterprise is to keep afloat... Continue Reading →

Poem: Ode to another nightingale

Today a poem from my collection in writing, Meditations. Ode to Another Nightingale After fifty years words still defeat me At every beginning. The phenomenon itself slips from my fingers. I am left with only solipsist phrases. Outside the city crumbles: its all too human millions Wear out the urban circuitry. They pile on mountains... Continue Reading →

On the rescue of society

Writing in the New York Times (Jan 10 2019), David Brooks proposes the "remoralization of the market" as the correct response to economic populism. In an America besieged by Trumpism and Never-Trumpism, by identity politics and MAGA caps, by mass shooters and a permanent war faction in its political elite, by declining life expectancy amidst a mass opioid... Continue Reading →

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