Saturday, April 27, 2013

X is for Xenophanes?

I actually did intend to write about the pre-Socratic philosopher Xenophanes, about whom I remember being fascinated when I was researching my Great American Novel.  However, I'll be darned if I can think of more than 2 or 3 marginally interesting factoids about him to report to you fine readers.

So, with apologies, I'll take a bit of a break today.  I'm excited about Y and Z, but for now I'll just give you another X-named personage to fill the void...


9 comments:

  1. Haha! Xena rocks! :-) lol

    Loved your post. That danged letter X is a stickler, huh?

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    1. Thanks, Teresa. I always welcome a visit from a Star Voyager!

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  2. Any further plans to revisit the book?

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    1. I don't know... not really, I suppose. Once I finish the RPG project I've got going, I'd really like to revisit the Glass Bead Game in earnest. I've got even more reams of notes on that than I had on my old ancient Greek project! :-) Thanks for inquiring. I won't close it off for good.

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  3. You've gotta have a bit of muscle in the crew to help stick up for all of the intellectuals in your A-Z list. As you noted earlier, there's also a shortage of women at this dinner party. Xena's a great choice.

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    1. That was such a fun show. I could probably still sing the "Joxer the Mighty" song in full. :-)

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    2. Lucy Lawless has certainly carved out a nice career for herself, as well. She will never not be beautiful - a Kiwi Helen Mirren. No doubt you've seen her character on "Parks and Recreation"?

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    3. Hey, what's up. What's everyone talking about? *munch munch*

      Pretzels?

      Oh, Xena. Yeah, not a fan.

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    4. Squid: Haven't seen Parks & Recreation, and I also haven't ever thought of Helen Mirren with those kind of temporal goggles before, but I can't disagree with anything you said! :-)

      Suze: Oh well, can't win em all. Next post is up. Now where are those pretzels?

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