The Problems with Blessing II

The problem with blessing is, above all, a practical one. It's about living in a particular kind of relationship with the world into which I've been thrown. Well, 'world' is a bit abstract. No one ever has a relationship with 'the world'. Let's say 'neighbourhood' and mean the series of more or less proximate and… Continue reading The Problems with Blessing II

Desire and Friendship

There is a serious downside to killing off all our low-level personal interaction. And I really think we've been killing it off. Take for example, the famous middle-class flight to the suburbs throughout the 20th C or the loss of geographical affiliation through the willingness to pursue employment opportunities to the ends of the earth.… Continue reading Desire and Friendship