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A Few Sketches of Roman Catholic Contacts in the 1960s in Chicago

I remember going down to talk to Karl Meyer  in a little house south of North Avenue Karl was part of the Catholic Worker movement I had already demonstrated with Dorothy Day in NYC against fall out shelters That was in the 50s this was in the 60s My leaning has always been pacifist and non-violent Karl had more attitude than anyone I have ever met Knowing him was a confrontation I think he represented the challenge anyone does who genuinely despises owning things I suspect behind that attitude may lie a lust to possess but this is not a shrink piece It is just a way of saying something about a few strands of Roman Catholicism  I encountered during the decade that I called Chicago home
I later had some glancing contact with Daniel Berrigan and by that time I was not enamored with what seemed to me  a conspicuous form of Catholic rectitude I remember suggesting to Dan that one did not need to be a poet to be against war (I was not without attitude) Aside from Quakers and Mennonites an…

Howard Bloom Means that Harold Bloom Is Not The Only one Worth Reading

God Problem, The: How a Godless Cosmos Creates: Howard Bloom: Kindle Store: "God’s war crimes, Aristotle’s sneaky tricks, Einstein’s pajamas, Information Theory’s blind spot, Stephen Wolfram’s New Kind of Science, and six monkeys at six typewriters getting it wrong. What do these have to do with the birth of a universe and with your need for meaning? Everything, as you’re about to see.How does the cosmos do something it has long been thought that only gods could achieve? How does an inanimate universe generate stunning new forms and unbelievable new powers without a Creator? How does the cosmos create? That’s the central question of The God Problem: How a Godless Cosmos Creates."

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Long ago I thought entropy is nuts. Syntropy, well now syntropy ... Someone who understands science and math has written a Peircean book without evidently being familiar with Peirce. That would confirm the hypothesis of Peirce, Bloom and myself. .

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