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To learn is to…

It is relatively common knowledge that Socrates liked to ask questions, to ponder, to unsettle more than arrive at conclusions our resolutions. (Ironically, the Socratic seminar, as it is sometimes practiced in educational settings, bares no resemblance to the person … Continue reading

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Denouement — sabbatical as pilgrimage, part 2

Denouement. In dramatic terms, the denouement follows a narrative climax and signals the conclusion, which is sometimes marked by resolution although not necessarily. In flight terms, we might think of this as the moment the wheels touch down on the … Continue reading

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the possibility of what can be seen

If photography is about seeing and showing, then could photo editing have something to do with the possibility of showing and what is seen? I’m not talking about the endless scandals of hazardous photoshopping in which a model’s ribs, hips, … Continue reading

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“…under every deep a lower deep opens”

An editorial note: The title for this post was originally going to be “…but every end is a beginning,” which WordPress informed me was already the name of a previous post made almost exactly one year ago, near the beginning … Continue reading

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(im)mortality

“And when he died, I suddenly realized I wasn’t crying for him at all, but for all the things he did.” Those words, from Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, were tweeted and retweeted with great frequency in the past 48 hours. … Continue reading

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a meditation on vipassana

I’m not sure how old I was when I first realized that not all salads contained leafy greens. For much of my childhood, with the exception of egg salad which is not really a salad at all under any definition, … Continue reading

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don’t judge me

“it’s summer. there’s not a lot on tv.” “i like to be entertained while i eat my mystery-refrigerator dishes for dinner.” “no one can see me.” none of these excuses can quite fully explain away why i just watched an … Continue reading

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“…but every end is a beginning.”

so last week a few things came to an end: i finished the hunger games (and eagerly and voraciously dove into book 2; so in need of book 2 was i that i clicked on the buy it now button … Continue reading

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