Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Moving Forward

I ran across this bit of wisdom in Lewis Mumford's Interpretations and Forecasts: 1922-1972:

"When we reach the present and seek to move forward, we are in the realm of myth and projection." pg. 376

It's clear that our fate is not predestined. In other words, the plan isn't the plan.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Over a Month

Well, it's been over a month since I've written anything here. Yes, I know that if you want to be a successful blogger and earn an audience you should post atleast every couple of days. But I'm not looking for an audience. I'm writing for me.

Also, part of the reason I haven't been writing is that I slowly worked my way through Lewis Mumford's monumental "Myth of the Machine". The book was close to 900 pages long and text dense. So it took me close to two months to finish it. But every moment spent reading it was well worth it. I finished it this morning. It's by far one of the best books I have ever read.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

A Considerable Speck

I have a mind myself and recognize
Mind when I meet with it in any guise--Robert Frost

Saturday, January 16, 2010

The Curse of Mining

I'm reading Lewis Mumford's Myth of the Machine.

Here is a quote with a certain degree of chill and truth off from page 239.

"From the earliest times, as Mircea Eliade points out, blood sacrifice had been a ritual accompaniment of metallurgy. The curse of war and the curse of mining are almost interchangeable: united in death."