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Here You Are, Alive

The world, moist and beautiful, calls to each of us to make a new and serious response. That’s the big question, the …

Penultimate and Beyond

On the Timeline drop-down page for next week I have included three essays for reading. These essays were written by college students …

Only a Language Experiment

“The subject of language interests me – interests me: I never quite get it out of my mind. I sometimes think the …

Houses and Stairs

“I found when I had finished my new lecture that it was a very good house, only the architect had unfortunately omitted …

Course Opportunities

Some of you may be interested in three courses that will be offered by the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), …

The Generosity of Art

Being an artist I can produce, if I am able, universals of general applicability. If I succeed in keeping myself objective enough, …

Beating around the Bush

In his editorial notes for this week Luke (Bartlett) writes: I think many of us (and definitely including myself) are guilty of …

Essays and Ideas

Today the essay was discussed in an interview with the writer and cartoonist Tim Kreider by Dave Davies on Fresh Air. I …

Fast and Slow

In the spring of last year Jia Tolentino published The Personal-Essay Boom is Over in the New Yorker magazine. Tolentino is a …

Bridges and Gaps

I celebrate myself, and sing myself, And what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs …