Mending our hearts after 3.5 years of betrayal: this week's call for paid subscribers
If you want to participate and need a comp, please let me know
This week’s “philosophy club” call for paid subscribers is tomorrow (or today, depending on where you are at), Friday November 17, at 2pm EST. The call will be unrecorded, to keep the old normal vibe. If you want to participate but can’t afford a paid subscription at this time or if you have supported me in the past and want a comp, please send me an email, and I will gladly comp you.
Last week was wonderful. I thank everyone who joined! I had a blast.
This week, we will be talking about the sore thumb. The sore thumb in question is how we handle the pain, the sadness, and the betrayals of the past three years, and how we mend our hearts now. I will do a short presentation (not too formal, I am not a formal person), and then we’ll all talk and trade ideas. The link to the zoom is behind the paywall (so that you can easily see if you have a paid subscription / comp or not).
Now, for your amusement alone, let me channel Riley Waggaman for a sec. Here is a Russian song that I despised as a kid. I thought it was a ridiculous, cheesy pop song (not to mention the fact that the military uniforms were for show). Well, the times have changed. What was cheesy pop back then passes for a decent song in 2023!
The lyrics may disappoint you though. The song is about a horse. Specifically, it’s about the protagonist taking his horse to the field at night (vastness, stars, man-horse affection, and all), and squeezing a state-sanctioned patriotic tear. (Using good singing voices and the natural love of the land was a classic gimmick of the Soviet art, here is my old, pre-COVID article about that. ) Out of curiosity, I looked up what happened to the guy. He is a politician now. Of course. (The paid link to Friday’s zoom is below the song).