Some recent reading…

the plug in drug

A potentially life-altering (and life-improving) book.

the medium is the massage

A book as trippy as it is stimulating. McLuhan was one prescient dude, and a Catholic Thomist, to boot (though I do find his enthusiasm about Teilhard de Chardin as distracting as it is forgivable, given the zeitgeist). If you’re interested in knowing more about him, here’s a phenomenal site (no pun intended). –> http://marshallmcluhanspeaks.com/introduction/

(NB: Are you sure you know the title of this book?)

four-arguments-elimination-television-mander

Such an engrossing book. And that’s really the author’s name! This should be assigned reading in every high school in America. Wonder why it isn’t…. Oh, wait, no, I know why.

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About The Codgitator (a cadgertator)

Catholic convert. Quasi-Zorbatic. Freelance interpreter, translator, and web marketer. Former ESL teacher in Taiwan (2003-2012) and former public high school teacher (2012-2014). Married father of three. Multilingual, would-be scholar, and fairly consistent fitness monkey. My research interests include: the interface of religion and science, the history and philosophy of science and technology, ancient and medieval philosophy, and cognitive neuroscience. Please pray for me.
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One Response to Some recent reading…

  1. Flambeaux says:

    We did get rid of the TV for a while. We brought it back. Even before we got rid of it, it was a DVD-only device. It still is.

    I have no issue with cutting the cable/broadcast/streaming/whatever line. But I didn’t see any real upside to depriving our whole family of a very cost-effective source of entertainment and education.

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