Rilke on Love and Other Difficulties…

          I will try at some juncture to say my own bit here, but for now let me say that this is one of the most inspiring quotes about relationship that I have ever come across and I highly recommend this work. There are chapters and chapters of these brilliant and soulful observations in the…Read more Rilke on Love and Other Difficulties…

Memo # 8 ~ Deep River (Shusako Endo)

"...And death itself began working backwards..." A tree grows up into the light, oxygen-laden air from out of the dark, decaying remains of its parent. Forest fires are part of the cycle of a healthy forest. Ever noticed that serving someone makes your heart more glad than being served. In my own experience, dying to…Read more Memo # 8 ~ Deep River (Shusako Endo)

Thoughts on Paul Farmer and A Vine of Neighbors…

Love your neighbor as yourself, the Scriptures say. John talked about it in lecture the other day. The good Samaritan, like Paul Farmer in Mountains Beyond Mountains, was a man of action. He was busy, but he failed to erase the bond he felt with the man so he could move on. He was twisted…Read more Thoughts on Paul Farmer and A Vine of Neighbors…

Night *

Elie Wiesel and Theodicy A reflection paper turned in to Professor Thompson By Kate Huffman (Mary Kathryn Gough) / REL 131 4/12/04 This paper will respond to Elie Wiesel’s Night, The Trial of God, and his memoirs, All Rivers Run to the Sea, probing into why evil is allowed to exist in the world and…Read more Night *

‘Transcendence & Temporality’

The Metaphysical Foundations of Logic *Section 12: Transcendence and Temporality* (nihil originarium) by Martin Heidegger Final Continental Philosophy Paper turned in to Professor Matt Halteman by Mary Kathryn Gough (Katie Huffman) PHIL 140 // Spring 2004 Time is a central theme for Martin Heidegger, recurring often in his philosophical writings. One of his goals is…Read more ‘Transcendence & Temporality’

Kierkegaard’s Sickness Unto Death

Pivotal definitions in the progression of Kierkegaard's Sickness Unto Death. Despair Self: "The self is the conscious synthesis of infinitude and finitude that relates itself to itself, whose task is to become itself, which can be done only through the relationship to God... the progress of becoming must be an infinite moving away from itself…Read more Kierkegaard’s Sickness Unto Death

Literature’s Unifying Force

Mary Kathryn Gough 11/11/05 Project #2 The Unifying Force of Kafka’s Literature: Drawing a Dual-Hearted World Together in Unity of Spirit "Could not then art and literature in a very real way offer succor to the modern world?" ~Aleksandr.Solzhenitzyn Of all malicious lies, the most sprawling and successful is the one which whispers softly, compellingly,…Read more Literature’s Unifying Force

Art, Culture, & the Autonomous, Free Humanity of Man

1Art, Culture, and the Autonomous, Free Humanity of Man; The Universal Applicability of Living in Truth and Accepting Responsibility as Destiny The essence of the conflict… is not a confrontation between two ideologies (for instance a socialist with a liberal one) but a clash between an anonymous, soulless, immobile and paralyzing… power, and life, humanity,…Read more Art, Culture, & the Autonomous, Free Humanity of Man

Jane Eyre

this might need a wee bit of editing, but here is the main for the moment. A Historical Reading of Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte's crisp and hauntingly heartful Jane Eyre, when read with an eye towards its historical perspective, is remarkably informative of the age in which its heroine lived. Jane is admittedly…Read more Jane Eyre

Midnight’s Children, by Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie's novel, Midnight's Children, won the 1981 Booker Prize, and in 1993 it was decided that Midnight's Children was the 'Booker of Bookers', or the best book to win the Booker Prize in a quarter century. The author of six novels, Rushdie has won awards from several countries for his writing over the years,…Read more Midnight’s Children, by Salman Rushdie

Red.

~Free-Write Response to Toni Morrison's Beloved~ Red. The Hated. Manifestation of Desire. Passion which pulls so many into its pool: helpless, raging, drowning, dying. . . Rememory refusing its offering again and again, finding healing in grey, in brown, in blue, and black, black-and-blue--- Pain: my salvation (long, dark corridor to ressurrection!). Our every carmine…Read more Red.