Tuesday

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More Miscellaneous Rambling

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Interested in listening to The Weekly Eudemon but aren't sure where to start? My 20-something kids tell me these are the ones to try:

Episode 17: Nock, Deconstructing the Family, Mindfulness
Episode 12: Midget Wrestling in Detroit, Manliness, FOCUS, Post-Modernism
Episode 9: Las Vegas and Marijuana

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Steve Martin: “Before you criticize a man, walk a mile in his shoes. That way, when you do criticize him, you'll be a mile away and have his shoes.” “I thought yesterday was the first day of the rest of my life but it turns out today is.” “I believe that sex is one of the most beautiful, natural, wholesome things that money can buy.”

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Yoga, the exercise of peace? Maybe, sometimes. But also of rage: 'Rage Yoga' Uses Beer, Cursing To Release Stress I gotta believe the metaphysical error of emptiness plays into this at some level:

It is no coincidence that Kerouac's religion embraced sexual perversity similar to the perversity of Tantric Buddhism and its degenerative sexual rituals, for both spring from the same metaphysical corruption, the error known as “emptiness,” which teaches that all things are one and that perceived distinctions, including distinctions of good and bad, are mere illusions. In such a metaphysical corruption, even virtue can become degenerate–as illustrated in the degenerative twisting of the virtues of peace and love in the 1960s movements that Kerouac helped spawn. Link.
Eric Scheske

Eric Scheske