Tag: John Keats

A Thing of Beauty in a Barbarous Time

Barbarus hic ego sum, quia non intelligor illis. – Ovid

With the economy imploding, and the wars, and crimes, and torture, and impotent political posturing — even as the pockets of the people are picked on a daily basis — there is a time, there must be a time for beauty, for a time apart the madness. We must remember what our humanity is, and why we even bother with the onus of civilization, with its exploitation and its barbarism.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, in his famous essay, “Discourse on the Arts and Sciences,” provocatively asked whether it wasn’t such condolences that bound us ever tighter to the chains of oppression:

Pony Party: Monday NFL Roundup (with poem!!)

Arizona 23 Baltimore 26
San Diego 24 Green Bay 31
Indiannopolis 30 Houston 24
Minnesota 10 Kansas City 13
Buffalo 7 New England 38
Miami 28 NY Jets 31
Detroit 21 Philadelphia 56
San Francisco 16 Pittsburgh 37
St Louis 3 Tampa Bay 24
Jacksonville 23 Denver 14
Cleveland 24 Oakland 26
Cincinnati 21 Seattle 24
Carolina 27 Atlanta 20
NY Giants 24 Washington 17
Dallas _34 Chicago _10

Tennessee @ New Orleans, 8:30 edt (ESPN)