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Letter From Minnesota:

‘Tractor-Pulling Contests & Farmer-Secrecy’ 

by Bodwyn Wook

THERE Is humiliation in having an american mother to be sure, in sharing nationality with such insubstantial & irreal figures of a lost & damned generation as Mrs Bill Clinton, G W Bush and all of that lot.  No doubt about it…but, also, there are some unexpected consolations:

LAST Night, me & She Who Must Be Obeyed hied ourselves to the Faribault County Fair, in Blue Earth, Minnesota.  There — whilst SWMBO sorted out the handicrafts & arts exhibitions — your Minnesota correspondent sat in bleachers with a largely-silent & utterly-intent throng of other enthusiasts, and together we (more…)

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SOME Days…

by Emmett Smith

SOME Days there are, despite (more…)

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by Benny Raymond

[EXCERPT From the conclusion of an interview with the hardened Sufi, Nageem Mahoond, of Old Morocco.]

BENNY Raymond:  “[Now in closing, W]hat do you think, Sir, and as student of Sufism, about Pope Benedict XVI’s recent assertion (more…)

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by Henri Luc

[This is a further excerpt from an interview with the beloved late-Gaean amateur historian & legendary oldtime history-broadcaster, Emmett R Smith, of the hallowed Lincoln Park district in Old Mankato in Minnesota, on the North Coast of Iowa in Old Earth.  He lived in the last years of humanity’s confinement to Old Earth before the advent of widely-available space-travel and out-migration.  This was fifteen hundred years ago, of course; and, in all that follows, the rhodomontade and piffle, we may think to detect the authentic voice of that former earthbound age.

[Such recorded material as we have been able to retrieve from the universal light-cone,  of Smith’s Old Earth radio-historiography, now is available in the ‘Mankato History This Month’ archive at this link:

http://www.mnsu.edu/kmsufm/archives.html

[Much of it is ludicrous; and, some of it will bring tears for the sweet fugacity of all existence.

[BW]

HENRI Luc, Special Correspondent, Cosmopolis:  “Last time, you finished up aphoristically on the doom in history that awaits what you called ‘titanism.’  Just what is this titanism?”

THE Affable Emmett Smith:  “Ah, me!  Well, what I am saying first and last is that in history morality (more…)

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by Henri Luc

[This is an excerpt from an interview with the beloved late-Gaean amateur historian & legendary oldtime history-broadcaster, Emmett R Smith, of the hallowed Lincoln Park district in Old Mankato in Minnesota, on the North Coast of Iowa in Old Earth.  In it all, the rhodomontade and piffle, we may think to detect the authentic voice of a former earthbound age. —

[Such recorded material as we have been able to retrieve from the universal light-cone,  of Smith’s Old Earth radio-historiography, is available in the ‘Mankato History This Month’ archive at this link:

http://www.mnsu.edu/kmsufm/archives.html

[BW]

HENRI Luc, Special Correspondent, Cosmopolis:  “…our readers wonder, ‘now’ I mean in the 16th century of the post-Gaean Space Age [1501-1600 years from the year 2000, Old Style — BW], how do you, Emmett Smith, ‘back there’ in your time — and nonetheless with all your privileged knowledge from years of Sufi-study about the multidirectional character of time itself  — assess the real nature of (more…)

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Symptoms

by Emmett R Smith

‘I[N A]n e-mail exchange between [Tony Blair] and me in the spring, he suggested a kind of super Asbo for major criminals. This is what the unmediated Blair sounds like. “I would go further. I would widen the powers of police (more…)

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by Emmett Smith

ARGUABLY The young men and women who were shaped by the experience of the First World War, and then led the World to war a generation later, could be called the “Most Violent Generation.”  After all, the ravine-German and sometime gasser (more…)

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