Tag Archives: T.S. Eliot

The Self-Righteous Self-Help Industry

“We are truly the sum of our own choices, nothing more.” That’s the distillation of every self-righteous self-help advocate who has never had a loved one suffer or die from mental illness. Or had a loved one killed when someone … Continue reading

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Lost and Found in T.S. Eliot

My book is about rockhounding and prospecting in the Southwestern United States. At its heart is exploring. In peppering my book with quotations, I’ll have some thoughts from people who have wandered the world. But all that exploring may come … Continue reading

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Eliot Never Too Common to Quote

Now that I live in the desert, The Hollow Men resonates with me more and more. Eliot was of course writing about a dryness of spirit. Still, connections hold.┬áThis vital poem by Thomas Stearns Eliot is widely quoted and analyzed. … Continue reading

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The Waste Land Read By Obi-Wan Kenobi

Okay. Sir Alec Guinness. If you’ve struggled with this poem, as I think we all have, an excellent way to approach it is by listening to a good reading. Guinness does a wonderful job. He brings out nuances not easily … Continue reading

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