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Blank space and Big Paper

May 19th, 2005 · No Comments

One of the activities that has occupied me in the past week since I last posted has been re-organizing my files. Usually I move one year’s worth of account papers into storage whenever we receive our tax return. Weeks have passed though this year and I was frustrated that I couldn’t find the time to [...]

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The secret lives of our bodies

May 13th, 2005 · 2 Comments

We draw lines inside ourselves and don’t realize it. Or maybe we do. Perhaps we are gnostics, separating our bodies from our souls, disregarding and dismissing the discomforts. Or we were taught that etiquette requires us to say we are fine when we are not so we nod when asked “how are you?”. As we [...]

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Empowering creativity: a hit record(ing) from Dave Winer

May 13th, 2005 · 9 Comments

Dave Winer is a musician. Sure, he sings. But I’m using the term musician because it’s the best way I can find to describe how his words resonate and inspire. Like any musician – or any blogger or creative human being – he has his hit singles and his B-sides. This mp3 he made for [...]

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What we can capture with words

May 13th, 2005 · No Comments

The simplest things are the most difficult for us to capture in words. Love. Beauty. Truth. Quality. Honor. Time. Faith. Not long after we begin an attempt to capture the meaning of these foundational concepts we find ourselves foundering. Each of these experiences is crystal clear. Articulating those experiences is the work of a reflective [...]

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Nostalgic for nostalgia or not: connecting the dots from the toy box to the boom box

May 12th, 2005 · 1 Comment

nostalgia: a bittersweet longing for things, persons or situations of the past. [American Heritage] Elizabeth Grigg described her experience at the U2 concert we attended last month [ my post]. Now, rather than feeling pity for those who rally around these nostalgic bands like there was nothing new under the sun since college, I feel [...]

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