|I gave these papers
in seminars at the Aesthetic
Realism Foundation, a not-for-profit educational foundation in New
York City, 141 Greene Street, in SoHo.
Aesthetic Realism, the philosophy founded by the great poet, critic and
educator, Eli Siegel,
is the means for men in America--and elsewhere--to understand how we
love a woman in a way that makes us stronger and the woman
be active, strong, kind individuals in every aspect of our lives,
work and recreation.
What is the big meaning in sports? Eli Siegel taught me, in
that I loved, and want everyone to know about. Sports are a way
seeing and feeling the world's aesthetics--and so sports aren't
from our lives as husbands and sons, and lovers. And sports
separate either from what has been seen as the most subtle forms of
sculpture, poetry, drama. In all these, a person wants to be
and graceful at once--and strength and grace are opposites. "All
beauty," Mr. Siegel explained, "is a making one of opposites, and the
one of opposites are what we are going after in ourselves." What
this principle explains! I'll be a long time expressing all the
of what Mr. Siegel taught--and this is a beginning.
That's what I'll be
in my web site. There's much more to come. I begin
Is a Husband’s Biggest Mistake?
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and Self-Doubt: Can They Make Sense In a Man's Life?
A Study in the Life of Ty Cobb -- for all Men
vs. Happiness: Can A Man Distinguish Between Them?
a section about the play Hedda Gabler
Missing? -- As a Husband Talks to His Wife?
husband talks with his wife, Aesthetic Realism explains, begins with
he sees the world and people. I didn't see people as whole beings, with
insides as real as mine. Growing up I thought, as many children do,
adults were insincere, more interested in flattering and kidding others
along, or complaining about and making fun of them, than in knowing