Monthly Archives: October 2010

The Birdmen of Saint Kilda

Evidently there’s an island off the coast of Scotland called Saint Kilda, where once lived a people called the Birdmen of Saint Kilda, who only recently ceased to exist.  They were so called because they lived off seabirds, being the … Continue reading

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Manuports

It is thought that this is earliest example of a art object, that we know of….its 3 million years old, and was found in a cave along with basic tools of  some  Australopithecus afarensis it was not like any of … Continue reading

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on the other hand

About the cultural zoo. There’s another side to it. We like to say, for instance, that “under the skin” black people and white people are the same. But: are you kidding? Black people and white people have totally different life … Continue reading

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careful!

We’ve gotta watch it. Without fail, we civilized people completely misunderstand PNLU (people not like us). I bet we’re doing it here, too. If we actually wandered into a Neanderthal camp and got to know folks, we’d probably find they’re … Continue reading

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A Theory of Evolution

Much of the literary thinking about prehistory tells us that we have fundamental natures, that modernity has caused us to lose touch with those fundamental natures, but that if we could return to live in accordance with these fundamental natures, … Continue reading

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Obviously the first scene of the play

From Urvater.

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An image for the play…

came into my head last night.  Three performers, let’s say (not sure yet how many people will be on stage).  Bent forward, facing down, with crudely carved masks of cavemen on the top of their heads, so they have a … Continue reading

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precedence

In the New York, original, version of Hair, which I was privileged to see (dated one of the many understudies), the actors, in hair and loincloths, swang (swung?) onto the stage from balconies and climbed in over the backs of … Continue reading

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Contrast

We only perceive through contrast. We have suppressed danger, fear, violence, untreated injury, pain, death, even a sense of constant ignorance and wonder. So we wander lost in the formless absence of these vital life forces. Some modern activities — … Continue reading

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Prehistoric Architecture

Neandertaler’s post on camping made me think of this: A town, outside of Belfast, where you can see a collection of little caves.  One was apparently lived in until recently by a witch, and the other was what they call … Continue reading

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Basic

I did jungle survival training in the military once. Twelve weeks! A group of six. The prime realization from the experience? Peace. Long, tranquil days. Imagine an entire day doing nothing but putting your shirt in the water, waiting until … Continue reading

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