Monthly Archives: September 2015

AUTUMN HOLY BIRD

In Tony Fitzpatrick’s visual collage-poem, fall is a tumble into exuberance. Like in a circus, like memory, you want to look everywhere, do everything. There are too many things to taste, to hear, to savor. ¬†All sensations vie for your … Continue reading

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The Who’s Who of Yom Kippur & Eid

Conspiracy theories might think: There goes the Divine again, pulling strings, making two holidays of warring fraternal religions on the same day. Yes, the sacred holidays of Judaism and Islam, Yom Kippur and Eid al-Adha, both fall on September 23. … Continue reading

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Mystery is the Content – Shanah Tovah

I’d like to cordone off the sacred from politics, but politics is everywhere, and religion, which mediates the sacred with varying degrees of success, is everywhere too. On Rosh Hashanah Eve, I’m feeling the weight of too many politics. While … Continue reading

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Nice Work if You Can Get It

Workers work like dogs, and the tribute to work can only be marked by a temporary stay from what it celebrates. If you can’t stand your job, you certainly can’t imagine work as a realization of human potential, an aligning … Continue reading

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