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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 …

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 …

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 …

The Etiquette of Freedom

If I were asked to formulate one direction for our work this semester I might begin with a poem by Gary Snyder, …

Create | Manage | License

Create When you create a domain on the web you are creating a space for discovery and exploration. Your domain is a …

Setting up Shop: Books

Books are to be call’d for, and supplied, on the assumption that the process of reading is not a half-sleep, but, in …

Setting up Shop: Your Domain

For the next fifteen weeks we will be following the development of ideas about the essay (the theory part) and writing essays …