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A Higher Calling

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

Women & Education

Introduction            This essay is based on my findings from an interview that I conducted on a woman, regarding her experiences with […]

Woe is Me

            Here I am again, snoozing my alarm for the 7th time. I roll out of bed, running on fumes. My limbs […]

New Environments

What is art? Art can be easily overlooked by an eye that is not looking. When this eye is opened, the world […]

Living With Ideas

The word Versuch, attempt or essay, in which thought’s utopian vision of hitting the bullseye is united with consciousness of its own …

Slowing Down

I’m interested in writing on a web log as a practice of slowing down–of thinking aloud, learning through exploration, making connections, and …

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 …


            With hindsight, comes knowledge. From time to time, I reminisce on my grade school days, and very few particulars stand out […]

Born of Books?

“There is then creative reading as well as creative writing” –Ralph Waldo Emerson, “The American Scholar” So, the essayists writing about the …

Thinking and Making

Last week you continued building your domains. Below is a brief follow-up to our work in four parts: 1. Consider the take-aways …