Tag Archives: Jack London

caliban r & b

At the end of The Tempest, the enchanter Prospero says of his half-human slave Caliban: “This thing of darkness I acknowledge mine.” Caliban, the native slave has really no articulation of character. He is a thing. A primate. Colonized. Shakespeare … Continue reading

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new morning: water the roses break the vase

You wonder if all the Bob Dylan and Pete Seeger protest songs was simply social pap to feed a consumerist society. If I had a hammer, would you want a fair wage, nailing something solid to feed the family, or … Continue reading

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shaggy dog stories: the dog peeling the banana…

Sometimes the bark is worse than the bite. Sometimes its not…In the tradition of Greek mythology, Cerebrus, a triple headed canine, guarded the entrance of the gate of the dead, and served as a protector for those crossing over.Generally, the … Continue reading

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CALL OF THE WILD: Magic Realism of the Fang and Club

Most of us regard the malevolent animals of the Amazon as a biological miracle, essential for the survival of the planet, their health a sacrosanct reflection of our attitudes towards the environment. However, being actually plunked down into the Amazon … Continue reading

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OH DEMON ALCOHOL: STRAIGHT UP

Here’s a story about a sinner, He used to be a winner who enjoyed a life of prominence and position, But the pressures at the office and his socialite engagements, And his selfish wife’s fanatical ambition, It turned him to … Continue reading

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MOZARTIANS AND THE SECRET OF THEIR ALLOY

It cannot be denied that the verbal arts, the drama, the novel and a great part of poetry have always fed on conflict, and that they have reached their greatest heights when the conflict was unresolvable except by a tragic … Continue reading

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MUTANT NINJA PEPSI

Hit the ”Refresh” button. At least that is what Pepsi will be doing by deciding to not promote their beverages on television during the Super Bowl on February 7, for the first time in twenty-two years. Instead, the Pepsi ¬†lineup … Continue reading

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