22/11 – 28/11/21 Overcoming Oneself, Jerry Seinfeld return & The Ancient World

news on the march

Welcome to Monday’s News on the March – The week that was in my digital world.

When You Overcome Yourself
Prose by the The Intellectual Shaman

I referred to this poignant article in last Friday’s post about the movie – Crazy Heart. I said to the Shaman about his article that ‘I wish I could do this‘. He responded ‘There is no greater feeling… one step at a time, in the right direction, over many years, if need be.’

What you hold onto
you have to carry
and what you think about
becomes you.
Can we trust in the experience of others
when they trust in the experience of others?
Should we place faith in our imaginations
when we don’t know the future?
The great thrill in life, is not to know—it’s the only way we can gamble….(Read full article here)

Jerry Seinfeld returns to Comedy – Lettermen 2001
Comedy skit at kns4evers

Attached is Jerry Seinfeld’s monologue and full interview with David Letterman on the Late Show. Anyone who has even scantily followed me here will know what a great admirer I am of this comedian as well as his cofounder of Seinfeld – Larry David.

To quote Kenny Bania from the show Seinfeld – “That’s gold, Jerry! Gold!” And Jerry does nail this comeback set. There is another bit he did later about terrorists in the wake of 9-11 which I think is his best post-Seinfeld. What’s frustrating is there is zero chance he could present a lot of this material on a mainstream channel now.
(View the return comedy skit here)

Kenneth Harl – Orientation and Introduction to the Ancient World
Video lecture at Yale University

As my mother would tell me – ‘You go through phases Matt‘. That is true and my latest was watching a truck-load of documentaries and lectures about ancient history.  I felt I lacked that knowledge in my education growing up. For instance the first Earth aeon – ‘The Hadean period‘, Jericho (the oldest known city), Gilgamesh (the oldest known story), the Bronze Age and Dark Age.

The lecture here by Kenneth Harl presents an effective abstract of the ancient world. He is a Professor of Classical and Byzantine History at Tulane University in New Orleans, where he teaches courses in Greek, Roman, Byzantine, and Crusader history. (Watch full lecture here)

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“The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know.”- Michel Legrand

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