“The New Age? It’s just the old age stuck in a microwave oven for fifteen seconds”*…
There is, to be sure, a great deal of change swirling around us. It is tempting to conclude that we are, in fact, entering a New Age. But what does that mean?
Readers can devote themselves to study… or they can utilize tools readily available on the web to craft their own comforting wisdom: your correspondent might recommend “Wisdom of Chopra” (a site the randomly assembles words from the guru’s tweets) and “New Age Bullshit” (just click “randomize electrons” at the top of the page).
[TotH to @martykrasney]
* James “The Amazing” Randi
As we align our chakras, we might recall that it was on this date in 1897 that Grant’s Tomb was dedicated. The final resting place of Ulysses S. Grant (1822–1885), the 18th President of the United States, and his wife, Julia Dent Grant (1826–1902), it is located in Riverside Park in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of Upper Manhattan, across the street from the monumental Riverside Church.
It is probably best known via Groucho Marx, who asked contestants on his radio and television show You Bet Your Life, “Who was buried in Grant’s Tomb?” The riddle turns on the word “buried”: the correct answer is “no one,” since Grant and his wife are entombed in sarcophagi above ground in an atrium.