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The Time It Takes

Julia Cooper The Last Word: Reviving the Dying Art of Eulogy When you are pressured to get over grief in a timely fashion, time itself begins to feel restrictive, like the tightening straps of a straitjacket that draw your arms … Continue reading

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Quoting the Quotation, Simply

Zhu Xiao-Mei Bach – The French Suites BWV 812-817 from the back of the CD case It is with children in mind that I recorded these French Suites, always having heartfelt simplicity and purity in their mind. Children see the … Continue reading

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Ecosystem as Entities in Communication

The Secrets of the Wood Wide Web The New Yorker Robert Macfarlane The implications of the Wood Wide Web far exceed this basic exchange of goods between plant and fungi, however. The fungal network also allows plants to distribute resources-sugar, … Continue reading

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Printing Money: Credit Where Credit is Due

This blurb is so enticing. Declarations of Dependence: Money, Aesthetics, and the Politics of Care by Scott Ferguson Human being is born and remains dependent, yet everywhere she is abandoned. Today, so many yearn to be free from the governing … Continue reading

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A View of Mesopotamian Ceramics

Sir Leonard Woolley Ur In describing what is illustrated before us, Sir Leonard stresses the serial nature of ceramic production. From his comments on Plate 1 Pottery of the Al ‘Ubaid Period, we learn of his astonishment of the craftsmanship … Continue reading

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Define Soul

Doctor Who – The Pirate Planet by James Goss based on the scripts by Douglas Adams The Doctor listened to their conversation and smiled. Romana still had a lot to learn about the universe. How could a planet have a … Continue reading

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From Split to Bridge

I like how this builds from handedness to the capacity to imagine other minds… Beneficent spiral Research at Newcastle University points to a possible source for a particular recursive ability in the human mind: our skill at conceiving of the … Continue reading

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A Rough Bit in the Rough Guide

Not the type of entry one would expected in a travel guide … Claridges [hotel] It was here in 1943 that Szmul Zygielbojm, from the Polish government-in-exile, was told that Roosevelt had refused his request to bomb the rail lines … Continue reading

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Fish Candy Baby Barrel

There is a delightful chiastic malapropism causing tickling the brain with anticipation and retrospection … “This,” said the Doctor, fully aware that he was showing off, “is like taking fish from a baby.” […] “I really must stop doing this, … Continue reading

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Tending Towards Accuracy

I think anybody who is impoverished in any way, either physically or psychically, tends to want to build rather than destroy. David Wojnarowicz p. 164 Contemporary Art and Multicultural Education edited by Susan Cahan and Zoya Kocur (1996) [Incidently the … Continue reading

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