Jeff Morey
Intimations...
Sun Aug 18, 2019 07:47
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Olds,

Perhaps the most we can hope for are fleeting intimations of the past. While this sounds like a minuscule and frail accomplishment, to those of us whose curiosity about the past is passionate, compulsive and abiding, these intimations are experienced as wonderful epiphanies. I for one, cherish the ah-ha experience of finding out my own assumptions are verifiably wrong. Understanding can only improve by recognizing the errors of our ways. If humanity truly grasped the tenuousness of it’s understanding, hatred and rancor would lose their power to convince.

My Best,

Jeff Morey

  • Now you've gone and done it!olds, Sat Aug 17 20:28
    Your goose is well and truly cooked. What is all this palaver about "imagining" the past? I was under the (mis?)impression that that sort of thing was verboten around here. Don't let Kenny, for one,... more
    • Intimations... — Jeff Morey, Sun Aug 18 07:47
      • Agreed, but...olds, Sun Aug 18 09:05
        68 years of hanging around this foredoomed planet, as well as interrogating the nature of the centuries previous, is all the proof I require to know that humanity never has and never will grasp the... more
        • Being a pessimist myself....Jeff Morey, Sun Aug 18 09:52
          Olds, Being a pessimist myself, I have no retort to your pessimism. I would like to see something, noble, grand, and visionary in the human spirit. But, Mark Twain saw through all of that humbug:... more
          • Terrific Twain quote.olds, Sun Aug 18 10:34
            Agree with every word. So then why were we schooled in Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn and Connecticut Yankee--not that there is anything wrong with that, just not to the exclusion of The Mysterious Stranger?... more
            • “The Mysterious Stranger”Jeff Morey, Sun Aug 18 11:54
              Olds, There are two reasons we aren’t schooled in “The Mysterious Stranger”. 1.) “The Mysterious Stranger” requires a certain kind of experience and a certain amount of that kind of experience to... more
              • I prefer to imagine youolds, Sun Aug 18 13:19
                as my mysterious friend, if that's OK with you. Unknowable, but in the best conceivable way. I agree about teaching The Mysterious Stranger to high school Freshmen, even Sophomores, but by Senior... more
                • Denial...Jeff Morey, Sun Aug 18 17:43
                  Olds, Yes, denial “ is a survival technique”. But, survival techniques which distort reality have a messy way of not panning out. When we are in denial, what exactly is it that we want to “survive”... more
                  • To you and Iolds, Sun Aug 18 19:16
                    they may seem "trivial matters," but clearly they are not trivial to the deniers or, I presume, they wouldn't bother denying. To the deniers, that which is in fact trivial can only be of existential... more
                    • Thanks, BruceJeff Morey, Sun Aug 18 20:08
                      Olds, I’ve enjoyed this exchange. Now I’m off to bed to see what nightmares await me. My Best, Jeff Morey
    • Listening to Olds head rattle...Anonymous, Sun Aug 18 06:53
      I could have explained Olds's point in twenty five words or less. I doubt most people bothered to read his head rattle...but they will now!
      • Greg Ellison’s Rattling HeadBill Dodd, Fri Sep 6 12:46
        Greggie, you left out so much. What about your enemies list and the nationwide roundup of them by the FBI for all those death threats they made against you? And what about your near alien abduction?
      • It’s obvious...Jeff Morey, Sun Aug 18 08:24
        Anonymous, It’s obvious your post was meant to be petty and mean spirited. Otherwise, you would have identified yourself. As long as you post your swipes at Olds anonymously, no one can possibly... more
        • Thanx, butolds, Sun Aug 18 09:26
          perhaps we ought stop feeding the beast, as it were. Just ignore his or her petty swipes and let the words and their tone speak for themselves, which they do. That said, mystifying. Never experienced ... more
          • “The Beast”Irvin Blankenship, Mon Sep 2 16:19
            Mr. Olds, Your assessment of this person is correct. He previously attacked you on July 14-18, 2019, using his cowardly “Anonymous” moniker. The man lives in continuous conflict. Along with other... more
          • The Truth Never Gets Old...Anonymous, Sun Aug 18 19:19
            but defending nonsense from Olds must hurt your brain!
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