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Try Something

This morning, as I was searching through drafts of posts I’ve started but never finished, I happened upon this quote from FDR. It was saved on September 19, 2012, just about 6 months ago. “The country needs and, unless I mistake its temper, the country demands bold, persistent experimentation. It is common sense to take a … Continue reading

Lives to think against.

We all need them. These are lives we read about and study in books – those of history’s greatest thinkers. Lives we live directly alongside – those of our closest friends and neighbors. And lives we emulate and follow as students (or even disciples) – those of wise and compelling mentors. An isolated life means … Continue reading

The ancient Persians debated everything twice.

I know this is the opposite of what is often said about the necessity of keeping all emotion out of our intellectual processes –“you can’t think straight unless you are cool.” But then neither can you think deep if you are.  I suppose one must try every problem in both states.  You remember that the … Continue reading

How do you HEAR music?

Thanks to the guidance of some key people in my life, the last few years have been a continual process of learning not just to look at, but to SEE the things around me differently.  Movies have been the most prominent forum for this, to such an extent that it’s the only way I can … Continue reading

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