Hate As Virtue Among The Politically Correct: Essay By Brendan O’Neill

  A superb essay but Brendan O’Neill, on neo-PC acceptable hatred of certain groups of people, such as older generations, Christians, labour (in the UK,) southerners in the U.S. and so forth. O’Neill’s essay: “Who You’re Allowed To Hate,” is a contemporary companion piece to Havel’s An Anatomy Of Hate, but Havel was able to remain […]

Easter Greetings: A Passage From Handel’s Messiah

                He was despised Isaiah 53: 3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Isaiah 50: 6 I gave my back to […]



In church, today, an elderly couple sat two pews in front of me, a bit apart. They both had short, grey hair. He reached over and stroked the nape of her neck, tenderly. I quickly decided this was happening because they were Christian, so not overcome with the hatred that has consumed men and women. […]

Indomitable Lynn

Lynn Margulis, Puffers Pond, 2010

Photo by Celia Farber

         By Dorion Sagan           Unlike many, perhaps, she continued to grow and learn until the end. One of the last projects she was involved in was the characterization of the symbiotic bryozoan, Pectinatella magnifica, who, like Lynn, loved to dwell in the possibility of Puffers Pond, the […]

Diane’s Cup


  I was in my kitchen rummaging for a coffee cup when I suddenly felt a yearning for one particular cup. It was earth brown, with a a rough surface, and no ear. Karl had been using it last time he was here. It was his. It was somehow emitting a frequency to me in […]

Peter Duesberg In Specimen Magazine

Thanks to Josh Nicholson for sending us this article in Specimen about Peter H. Duesberg. I post it before reading it, but on first glance it seems like an honest, straightforward interview. I hope the editors of Specimen Magazine have not received any grubby threats from the HIV/AIDS Stasi. And even if they have, it’s […]