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{ Category Archives } In Theory

In which Bishop Bishop mixes Alain Badiou and Paul de Man and other theorists and their big ideas into a vat of thick, sweet pop culture in an attempt to make meaning.

Pretending to Hear the Call

Every single one of us has “good work” to do in this life. This good work not only accomplishes something needed in the world but completes something in us. (Elizabeth O’Conner quoted by Nora Gallagher in Practicing Resurrection: A Memoir of Work, Doubt, Discernment, and Moments of Grace) I, more often than not, doubt that […]

Off the cuff: A little art about Wittgenstein to get you through the day

Well, it has been a mighty long while since I even attempted to write an entry for The Daily Dose of the Good (and Not So Good) Words. I won’t go into all the reasons that I haven’t written- I’ll just say that not all of them were ones that would make you feel sorry […]

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Off the cuff: Live long and prosper

Today, The Daily Dose of the Good (and Not So Good) Words will indulge in a little popular culture indulged in this morning and mix it with a quote from Terry Eagleton read last night topped off an anecdote heard this afternoon in the hopes of making some sort of meaning. I will start with […]

Off the cuff: 42

Tonight, I aspire to whip The Daily Dose of the Good (and Not So Good) Words out in record time. Short and sweet. Like the number 42. Which as the answer to the question of the meaning of life is short or perhaps, I should say small, but as the number of years one has […]

The tick of eros

“Eroticism always entails a breaking down of established patterns, the patterns, I repeat, of the regulated social order.” Georges Bataille, Eroticism: Death and Sensuality Does it? Now I haven’t yet read the book from which this quote is drawn, but I came across fragments of it reading someone else’s writing, and I was able to […]

Call me

Today, laddies and gentlewomen, I must admit I feel put upon. Now there are millions of people in the world that have it much worse than I do; but when I feel put upon reflecting on how much more shit some poor schmuck has to swallow does not make me feel better. It just adds […]

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Go Fish!

For those of you who have been following The (Not Yet Despite the Best of Intentions) Daily Dose, you know that I relish tongue in cheek exaggeration- the image of my cheeky tongue is quite tasty, is it not?  I believe that there is a place in our intellectual adventures for hyperbole, for exaggeration, for […]

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Ring around the Stinky Cheese Man

This is the fourth Daily Dose of the Good (and Not So Good) Words.  I hold to my intention to do write these daily.  I fail and flail, but I keep going. Today, I have a loose plan, an almost improvisational performance in mind.  I want to take a little Badiou with a dash of […]

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A Sack of Skin Full of Wet Words Digging for A Pony

Today, the (not yet) Daily Dose blazes a trail up a different hill while backtracking to our (camp) site, set up in the first Daily Dose, to pick up a trail mix of images of maps and trails and blazes, oh my. We need to have something to crunch in our teeth as we walk […]

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Self Evident Truths

Now in the previous, first, and before today, only, Daily Dose,  “I” said that “I” was going to reflect and write every damn day to mark a trail to help you find your (own) way.  And that for the next month of days (November 6th to December 10th, to be precise), “I” was going to […]

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