Aquarius, the Internet and the Empires that Mark and Jack Built

Is the Internet Aquarian? Continuing the exploration of all things Aquarian, Aquarius and the Internet have long been linked. The internet opened a world of niche interest groups across the globe, of humanitarian movements but also crackpot fringe groups and nerds, and so the technological innovation became the ultimate connector. But it has both liberatedContinue reading “Aquarius, the Internet and the Empires that Mark and Jack Built”

Flying the Kite of Destiny: the life and death of Yukio Mishima

There is a pleasurable intensity in  books that confess to sins or crimes that alienated the author yet seduce the readers. “Confessions of a Mask’ (1958) is like this – an autobiographical novel by Japanese writer Yukio Mishima. It made him famous at the young age of 24, and gained a reputation in western circlesContinue reading “Flying the Kite of Destiny: the life and death of Yukio Mishima”

The Clash of the Old and the New: January 2021

The Roman god of the beginning of the year was Janus. This is how we got the word January. He is quite a complex god, associated with Quirinus, who became Saint Quirinus, who keeps away plagues, and Romulus, one of the founding figures of Rome.  So he had multiple origins and meanings and intricate connectionsContinue reading “The Clash of the Old and the New: January 2021”