Tag Archives: Tom Robbins

Fanatics Calling Kamala a Jezebel

Some rightwing preachers are calling Kamala Harris a “Jezebel.” Tom Robbins explains their anxieties in “Skinny Legs and All.”

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Keeping the Super Bowl in Perspective

Tom Robbins’s “Skinny Legs and All” has a wonderful reflection on the importance of the Super Bowl in American life.

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And a Woman Said, “Tell Us of Pain”

Is Kahlil Gibran right in seeing pain as a road to enlightenment. Or is this just wish fulfillment?

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America’s Avian Maestro, the Mockingbird

Tom Robbins and Scott Bates regard the mockingbird as an emblem for the consummate artist.

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Downton Abbey vs. the Super Bowl

The conflict between the Super Bowl and “Downton Abbey” is anticipated in Tom Robbins’s comic novel “Skinny Legs and All,” only with a dancer rather than a television series.

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And a woman said, “Tell us of Pain”

Here’s a poem that deals directly with pain, from Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet.  I don’t entirely understand it but I’m intrigued by some of its claims: “And a woman spoke, saying, “Tell us of Pain.” And he said: Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. Even as the stone of […]

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