Published July 12, 2016 by Nan Mykel

american scholarI’m having difficulty deciding whether events are one or the other. Perhaps both? Today I experienced what I would judge to be a minor S or S. I’ll tell you about it. I was at a friend’s house last night just engaged in a kindly bit of gossiping, I guess you could call it. I was trying to remember the name of a man who had visited our poetry group once and invited us to another regular poetry reading venue in town.  I told her his name would probably come to me on the way home, bu it didn’t. Although I am not a member of Phi Beta Kappa, I was reading “The American Scholar” tonight –it had been in a free bin or something–and the article on the last page brought Will Dewess’ name to mind. The article’s author was William  Deresiewicz.  Wait–don’t go away, there’s more.  Another name I couldn’t think of was very frustrating. I could remember the book he wrote (The Birth of Consciousness in the Bi-Cameral Mind), but not his name. Again, that was during my visit last night, and tonight while reading the same issue of  “The American Scholar,” I came across a discusson of his book and his name–Julian Jaynes.  Now that isn’t a great example of S and S, but I’m going to start noticing them and sharing them.  The journal was a real gold mine, since it also contained some interesting info for another post on the Our Shadow Selves page. (See next posting)

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