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My own private iconoclasm: making the word flesh once and for all

December 22, 2018

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I am tempted to be troubled by the non-divine nature of reading, writing and thinking, to characterize it as a problem, and to draw some profound conclusion, but I’ve been down that path too many times before to make the same mistake again.

The alpha and omega of our humanity: an all-too-familiar trope

August 19, 2018

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We are our most human, it seems, when we treat the given as something to be looked through and dismissed. We are also our most unhappy when we fail to appreciate what we are experiencing in the moment.

One more exorcism: there is no force in reason

August 18, 2018

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Our beliefs certainly do change but there is no reason to believe that reasoning, logic or argument forces us to do it.

My last word on political philosophy (hopefully): chase no more

July 6, 2018

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I see now that I was chasing a chimera, a wild goose, and a dragon all in one.

The game of life: there is no way around it.

May 13, 2018

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I suppose this is a very long and unnecessarily elaborate way of saying what most teenagers have probably figured out.

A postcard from journey’s end: twenty-five years in the making

March 10, 2018

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I share the sentence in the same way I might share a postcard, and, like postcards everywhere, the sharing is probably more important than the card itself.

The narrative of life: desire, conflict, and its resolution.

February 25, 2018

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The narrative of human existence is written by desire, conflict, and its resolution.