Barry Spector's Blog – April 2016 Archive (3)

Barry’s Blog # 163: Kind of a Circle, Part One

PART ONE: 1492 to 1942

 

1492 was the year the Jews were expelled from Spain, after having lived there, according to historical sources, for some 2,000 years. Think about that number: one could argue that they had lived in Spain for nearly as long as they had lived in Palestine. Much of Spain – then called Al-Andalus – had been Muslim for over 700 years. For parts of that time Muslims, Jews and Christians had lived in a “golden age,” brief, shining…

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Added by Barry Spector on April 28, 2016 at 4:34pm — No Comments

Barry’s Blog # 162: A Poem for the Losers, Part Two

Of course Casey, despite his “smile of Christian charity”, does arrogantly let the first two strikes go by before (we never know if he even attempts to swing at the third one) striking out. Perhaps there is some implied meaning in this image to those who’d condemn him for not behaving in the approvingly restrained, modest, Puritan manner…nahhh. Casey is a hero, and heroes are privileged to choose their styles.

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Here is the essence of our fascination…

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Added by Barry Spector on April 21, 2016 at 12:20pm — No Comments

Barry’s Blog # 161: A Poem for the Losers, Part One

Show me a good loser, and I’ll show you a loser. – Vince Lombardi

cvr9780689854941_9780689854941_hr The baseball season has begun, signaling to all Americans not born in Florida or California that the Divine Child of Spring has once again defeated Old Man Winter. The world (along with the home team’s pennant hopes) has been reborn once again. It’s no accident that Easter occurs…

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Added by Barry Spector on April 19, 2016 at 5:07pm — No Comments

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