Jody Gomez

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  1. WSS-Did I miss something, where did you mention Haack? Manifesto of a Passionate Moderate is one of the books I most frequently recommend to people. As a matter of fact, that reminds me that my copy is on loan, and is long overdue.
  2. I have an unread book of Edgar Guest's poetry Ciro-perhaps I should take it off the shelf and read it.
  3. Kat- You should have banned him long ago. Since his first post here, he's done nothing but steer this site in a good direction. ;) Thanks Barbara!
  4. Thanks for that reply Barbara, shows how much I know about Objectivist writings!
  5. Knowing what Hart did to Contact I'm nervous. Thought the nerves are eased somewhat knowing Kelley will be a consultant.
  6. Ellen, Sometimes cliches become such, because they work, so forgive this one, but: You will be sorely missed. All my best to you, Jody
  7. I've never liked Pitt nor Jolie. But, we shall see. When is filming to begin?
  8. I say prOHcess, and prOHcessEEs. But then again, I'm not one to listen to regarding the proper pronunciation of words!
  9. I know Ciro. You are a good guy. Sometimes though, silence makes the loudest sound.
  10. Ciro- If you know what integrity is, and practice it...who cares what others think?
  11. Jenna, Alas, Lydia is so involved in her studies for the PhD that I fear she will have to take a rain check for the time being, though she always sends her best to those I hang out with here. She says this site has done wonders for me. So, what I'm saying is that you will have to put up with me in the mean time, and I hope to address you comments. Funny that this comes at a time that I just started re-reading Harold Bloom's "How To Read and Why."
  12. Barbara- Thank you so much. I know of some of your favorite fiction authors, but I would love to know who your favorite poets are if you have a spare moment or two to piss away. ;)
  13. Happy Birthday Tina! Enjoy life!
  14. Michael, That's one of my favorite poems from one of my favorite poets. One would be hard pressed to find better imagery from a poem, and it is brought to life even more with the movement, and the meter and words used to mimic the action...the weak iamb at the beginning of the last line causes it to quickly fall with the eagle. Demonstrates how the best poems, not only sing, but dance as well.
  15. Happy birthday Nathaniel. All my best.
  16. I thought there are many here who would appreciate the humor in this poem. By the way, I'm reading Ciardi now, so expect more from this wondeful poet. The Fantasy Echo Miss Merely asked me about "the fantasy echo" -was she getting it in her poems. "The What?" I said. "The fantasy echo," she said. "What Doctor Tull keeps talking about in Post-Rom. Lit." "What is it?" -"It's sort of, well, how everything in a poem chimes back to everything else. In "Bud," for instance- no, this one-'flair and fade' is supposed to echo 'fair and frayed' in line one. Have I got it?" I saw Joe Tull at lunch.
  17. Just wanted to toast Kat and Michael for such a remarkable site.
  18. Jenna- Maybe we should start a seperate thread trying to teach objectivists the proper care and feeding of pathos. Throw in some discussion about ethos while we're at it.
  19. To anyone who gets to this point in this thread...back up, and reread what Jenna just said. (and yes, logically this would lead you to do this ad infinitum--well so be it.) Well said Jenna!!
  20. Dan- I haven't even followed this thread closely, but I just caught wind of what went on over at SoloP, and here, and I'm glad you decided to come here to debate the issue, rather than bash. Your posts have always seemed well reasoned to me, and I hope you'll hang out and maybe discuss some other issues with us. We're truly not trying to secretly destroy objectivism over here, we're trying to live it. I've been wrong on certain issues, I heard MSK was wrong one time ;) , Barbara...even Rand. What though, is to be made of a world of despicable intolerance that would not allow us the freedom
  21. Currently...The Collected Poems of John Ciardi, The Genius of Science by Abraham Pais, and The Portrait of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.
  22. Oh, and welcome to the living room Joseph. I hope you don't take offense to my criticism. I see my wife get her ass chewed all the time in fiction work shops, so I understand both sides of the coin. Have you ever workshopped a piece of fiction?
  23. Okay, so I'll play the Simon Cowell here...third person limited is tough to pull off. Like Kat, I see the ideological message and wish you luck getting it out there, but ideologies do not make good fiction, in and of themselves. Good fiction comes from what John Gardner would call an authors ability to pull off the "fictional dream": something that shows us seamlessly. As I said, third person limited is tough. You've just set aside a task for yourself, that perhaps more than any other point of view requires a brilliant story-tellers ability to SHOW. Everyone gasped at the same time? Se
  24. Marsha-The Tomcat is my favorite. I was sad to see it recently make it's final cruise, as I think it can still hold it's own against anything out there. I would love to see the photo you have.
  25. This is an interesting thread. Perhaps I'm misunderstanding, but my first, simple question is: where does science "begin"? If I'm a caveman, and I've never seen fire before, where does philosophy get me without having to undergo a painful experiment in order to find out it's hot. What is the difference, fundamentally, between this and a scientist at Fermilab using a particle accelerator to discover the reality of the top-quark? We sometimes need a complex series of experiments and very specialised knowledge to understand reality at a certain dimension(so to speak, given the quark example),