Going Home: Illusions About Reality Igor Stravinsky insisted that music was not about anything but music. Beethoven, imitating sounds he heard during walks in the Vienna woods, and Mozart, mimicking birdsong, disagree. But if music means something, it’s something more. Otherwise, why did evolution add it, even if only asContinue Reading

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Up, Out or Beyond Evolution For most of us, a realization that there may be no God and that the whole shebang we’re living is a meaningless hodgepodge is as demoralizing as anything else percolating through the shrouds in those lost hours between midnight and dawn.

Was It Evolution? What’s next for evolution when a community conquers the challenges hovering around and lurking inside, the great mass of them anyway? It weakens. It must, just as river slows when it’s banks are breached or an athlete drops out of training after the season ends.

The Old Days It wasn’t, and still isn’t, necessary to go back very far to find radical contrasts. Reminiscence alone tells stories that can make twenty or thirty years seem like a century.