Monthly Archive: August, 2012

On the unbearably important writing of Milan Kundera

I have known all these situations, I have experienced them myself, yet none of them has given rise to the person my curriculum vitae and I represent. The characters in my novels are… Continue reading

dara’s story

The following memoir was written by Dara Phan, a Cambodian woman here at the Agape workshops with me. What is below is only an excerpt; she is still at work on it. When… Continue reading

Agape Day IV: A New Hope

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether [this] nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that… Continue reading

Wait a second, that’s not the federal budget!

I thought you guys would enjoy a demolition job I’ve just completed on this Tea Party website, which pretends to be objective, and has managed to rise almost to the top of Google… Continue reading

tomemos talks plagiarism

It’s Saturday, which, as you know, is the day we here at The Kugelmass Episodes answer your letters. In case you missed it, here’s tomemo’s insightful comment on my Jonah Lehrer post: Joe,… Continue reading

The Terrible Ten: Modern Self-Help And A Lehrer Follow-Up

It’s extremely helpful when readers offer corrections; I can and do get the facts wrong sometimes, and I’m always happy to follow-up when there’s a reason to do so. My friend FM had… Continue reading

The Jonah Lehrer News Hour: Intellectual Property in the New Economy

a no uncertain quantity of obscene matter not protected by copriright in the United Stars of Ourania or bedeed and bedood and bedang and bedung to him, with this double dye, brought to… Continue reading