The blogwatch blew and then he appeared...
Unqualified Offerings: "So the Department of Defense wants to get rid of homosexuals who want to serve and keep the ones who don't. They are our shock troops in the War Against the Mirror People, perhaps." Also, best title so far for post on "don't ask, don't tell."
Mike Walsh replies to my post on philosophy and poetry. I can't tell if this cuts in favor of my suspicions or against them:
Interesting post on the Romantics. A writer whose name I should remember but escapes me now once referred to Romanticism as "spilt religion." I've always thought that what the Romantics with all their lushness were trying to do was effect a kind of pagan eucharist, a transcendent made immanent by means of symbols (which Voegelin describes as the definition of magic). To do, perhaps, what Wallace Stevens was trying to get at in "The Emperor of Ice Cream": "let be be finale of seem."
Ah! It was T.E. Hulme in "Romanticism and Classicism."
And you can still enter my contest! I'll post the entries early next week, I think.