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Trump and Authoritarianism

I’ve written before about Trump as a candidate,  arguing that he represents a frightening trend in American politics toward an interest in “doers,” those who want to exert their will on the political stage to “get things done” despite the … Continue reading

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J.S. Bach — The Six Cello Suites, by Pau Casals

As finals wind down, Bach has been getting me through.

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Tony Hoagland — “Please Don’t”

tell the flowers—they think the sun loves them. The grass is under the same simple-minded impression about the rain, the fog, the dew. And when the wind blows, it feels so good they lose control of themselves and swobtoggle wildly … Continue reading

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Death Cab For Cutie — Cath (Acoustic)

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Kintsugi (きんつぎ) & Beauty through Overcoming

Collectively speaking, how a culture views and responds to brokenness, setbacks, and pain says something about the character of that culture. At least in my experience, trying to locate and separate this thread for purposes of comparison can be a … Continue reading

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Iron & Wine — 4AD Session

Something about Sam Beam live is so soul-satisfying.

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Back into the Stitch of Things

I am a poet because I sit down at my desk, at my computer, to ask questions I didn’t know I had in ways I didn’t know I could express. Often, that is the reason I get up in the … Continue reading

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