Tagged: Limbo

Notice to Fellow Shock Sufferers

During all the years I have been writing regularly for public consumption, I have never received such a high proportion of reader response of the deeply personal, forlorn, almost despairing sort that I have been getting over the past two months. Even during the American Thinker years when I had tens of thousands of readers in a normal week; even after the U.S....

Notice to Readers

Dear Limbo Friends, This is just a quick note to let you know that I haven’t abandoned you, or gotten sucked into the Evil Pandemic Vortex. Well, let me correct that: Yes, in a sense I have gotten sucked into the Evil Pandemic Vortex. I am in voluntary self-lockdown, trying to finish preparing a pile of online teaching files for the beginning of...

Weekend Reflections: Literally and Figuratively

Modern civilization is going to hell in a handbasket. (Hence Limbo.) The political realm, worldwide, is a bottomless pit of pig slop to which there is at present no alternative but abstention. (Hence Limbo.) The philosophical world is a postmodern “Battle of the Books” in which one side does not believe in books, while the other side only believes in books. (Hence Limbo.)...

Weekend Reflections: Alone and Blue in Limbo

Is he lonely here? Or do the empty spaces define his freedom? On September 14, my old internet haunt Trump is God — okay, it’s still officially called American Thinker, for reasons of nostalgia, I suppose — ran a piece by one Frank Hawkins, an octogenarian, entitled, “The 10 Greatest Americans of My 8 Decades.” I read the title. I stifled a retch....

Random Thoughts On The Way Down

“Make America Great Again!” “Forward!” “Vive la France!” “Workers of the world, unite!” “Ein Volk, ein Reich, ein F├╝hrer!” “Make love, not war!” “Serve the People!” “Yes We Can!” “Black Power!” “Don’t Mess with Texas!” Political slogans all. Each one loaded with calculated emotional heft, and each one intellectually empty and abstract, often deliberately so. The purpose of these slogans, and others like...

Happy Easter From Limbo

It may seem strange for a denizen of Limbo to be wishing everyone a Happy Easter. But who better than one denied a full bask in happiness to appreciate the desire for that state in others? It is perhaps precisely we Limbo-dwellers who best understand what Easter means to those who have made it through, or are destined to do so. After all,...