Posts Tagged ‘Ray Harvey’

  • What Is Justice? An inquiry into the nature of rights

    August 3rd, 2022 | Rights | journalpulp | 6 Comments

    The concept of justice is inseparable from the concept of rights. The words are deeply interwoven and interconnected — linguistically, legally, lexically, historically, epistemologically. The word “justice” derives from the Latin word jūstitia, which means “rightness” or “righteous.” Jūstitia in turn derives from an even deeper antecedent, and with it the idea of rights: both […]

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  • Human Happiness

    March 31st, 2022 | Beauty, Metaphysics, Philosophy | journalpulp | No Comments

    Human happiness is lightness and joy. It is a light and joyful glow over the fact of being alive — of living life with energy and with zeal and enthusiasm: a buoyancy of spirit and benevolent sense of delight over the anticipation of what life, in all its strange and magical wonder, has in store. But […]

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  • Reservation Trash & Something Worth Fighting For

    July 1st, 2021 | Reservation Trash | journalpulp | 4 Comments

        Chapter 9 A peach-colored moon hung aloft over the edge of the sparkling city, and there were nightingale among the fig trees. On the outskirts of town, through which the three trashmen now drove, a squadron of bull bats, like little angels of black death, tacked and veered through the twilight air. Farther […]

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  • Reservation Trash & The Human Race

    June 30th, 2021 | Reservation Trash | journalpulp | No Comments

    It can neither be stated too often nor too emphatically that socialism in any form is by definition an ideology of force and violence. It can operate in no other way. By virtue of what it is, socialism fact can function by no other means. To achieve even a tiny fraction of its stated aims […]

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  • Reservation Trash & The White Rose & the 31-Year Anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre

    June 4th, 2021 | Tiananmen Square massacre | journalpulp | No Comments

    I’ve retitled and extensively rewritten Reservation Trash, which is now called Reservation Trash & The White Rose. The book is now thirteen thousand words longer than before, with five totally new chapters, and also a number of elaborations, as well as significant cuts. I sought to make it more integrated, though I seriously underestimated the amount […]

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  • A Fruit Cool and Sweet Yet Forbidden

    March 4th, 2020 | Books | journalpulp | No Comments

    She drove the southwest alone. With the help of her father and his translations — translations of Silverthorne’s Greek and Latin into English — Justine searched for days that turned into weeks. The western sunlight glanced heliotropically off her car, helmut-headed insects splattering against the windshield-glass like paintballs. Over and across the ghost-towns and all the […]

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  • Sacred Shadows Breathing With Latent Light

    February 12th, 2020 | Literature | journalpulp | No Comments

    He was going out by way of a narrow system attended by whispering voices that seemed to him sourceless, a static hiss growing louder, and angular shapes on the periphery of his vision which broke apart and rejoined in giant jigsaw pieces. These puzzle pieces snapped and clicked about him. Down this gun-barrel corridor that […]

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  • Will You Set A Pick For Me At The Free-Throw Line Of Life?

    January 9th, 2020 | Basketball | journalpulp | 13 Comments

    I need someone to set a pick for me at the free-throw line of life.

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  • All The Sand In All The Sea

    January 7th, 2020 | Bartending | journalpulp | 17 Comments

    I recently discovered this song — on an obscure FM radio-station — and I fell in love with it. So I decided to make a bartending video to go along with it.

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  • The Path of the Just is as a Shining Light which Shines More and More Unto the Perfect Day

    September 22nd, 2018 | More and More unto the Perfect Day | journalpulp | 6 Comments

    This is a repost from some time ago — the most articulate and thoughtful and heartfelt review of this book that I ever received, from a wonderful person I’ve never met and with whom I barely communicated, and that was a long time ago: I finished reading Ray Harvey’s More and More unto the Perfect […]

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  • Angry Dirty Water: The Uncompahgre River

    May 23rd, 2018 | Reservation Trash | journalpulp | No Comments

    Along the western edge of Ouray, Colorado, and sourced some 12,000 feet above at a lake called Lake Como, there flows a greenish-yellowish-reddish river named the Uncompahgre River. The word is pronounced un-COME-pah-GRAY. It’s a Ute Indian word that means “dirty water” or “angry water” or “red lake,” because mountain minerals color the water, as […]

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  • Pockets of Pure Utopia in These United States

    May 13th, 2018 | Reservation Trash | journalpulp | No Comments

    Did you know that in present-day America, there exist many, many isolated pockets of Utopia? These are places wherein healthcare is 100 percent free. Where housing is fully provided by money that pours freely in. And food as well is provided. In these Utopias, everyone has access to education, and education, too, is 100 percent […]

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  • We are the 99 Percent

    May 2nd, 2018 | Reservation Trash | journalpulp | 2 Comments

    You’re part of the ninety-nine percent, you say. What of that? Your status isn’t fixed, and you are not stuck there. You’re free to work your way along the spectrum — as, indeed, most people do. You’re free to run clear up to the top percent — as, indeed, many people do. Your motivation and […]

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  • Sacred House of the Human Spirit & the Meaning of Life

    April 24th, 2018 | Reservation Trash | journalpulp | No Comments

    She drove him six hours into a small mining town in eastern Nevada, near the Utah border. During the drive he told her what had happened. She listened intently but did not speak. A green-colored half moon hung low in the sky, the horizon beneath it a band of xanthic light which glowed like something […]

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  • Indian Privilege and the American Dream

    April 23rd, 2018 | Reservation Trash | journalpulp | No Comments

    The American Dream is a dream of aspiration. It is a story of striving. But it is more: It is a dream of breaking away from the pack. The American Dream is the freedom of each person, regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation, color, class or creed, free to pursue her or his own life […]

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