SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION

I admit that I’m something of a coffee snob. My favorite espresso drink these days is a cortado.

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FORGIVENESS AND CREATIVITY

Ann Patchett:
Forgiveness. The ability to forgive oneself. Stop here for a few breaths and think about this because it is the key to making art, and very possibly the key to finding any semblance of happiness in life.

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STABILITY IN AN UNSTABLE AND DESTABALIZING WORLD

David George Haskell:
Humans are a species adapted to landscapes that stay stable throughout our lifetimes. We are attracted to sturdiness and longevity in both the land and our homes.

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LIFE IS EMBODIED NETWORK

David George Haskell
We’re all – trees, humans, insects, birds, bacteria – pluralities. Life is embodied network.

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POLITICAL PARTIES AND POLARIZATION

The title of a short monograph by Simone Weil makes it pretty clear what she has in mind: On the Abolition of All Political Parties.

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SOPHISMS PAST AND PRESENT

Hannah Arendt:
The most striking difference between ancient and modern sophists is that the ancients were satisfied with a passing victory of the argument at the expense of truth, whereas the moderns want a more lasting victory at the expense of reality.

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