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Why believe the Bible?

I rely on the Bible. Often I do not think of it as “the Bible,” but as a part of myself or of the universe. It is. It has no distinct, quantifiable nature than can be analyzed. But like other things that simply exist in my life, such as my right hand, the Bible actually can be considered as a Read More

What’s Wrong with “Dead Poets”

The 1989 film starring Robin Williams won a fair raft of awards (as a jot of Google research shows), and I presume it was recieved as an evocative defense of poetry. It is perhaps more properly a defense of acting. The film well excoriated the driest and stodgiest scholars of poetry, and not as an invented nemisis but a real Read More

Or take your pick

I should add to my previous post that I will probably be remembered at that site for a different quote altogether. Aforementioned kindly old manager began a piece of his own advice by saying, “Life is like a cotton field… ,” whereupon I chimed in: “The question is: are you the cotton-picker, the cotton ball, or the boll-weevil?” Rachel, ate Read More

Beware of Expectations

The kindly old manager at my internship site ordered pizza on the respective last working day of each intern. When appetites were sated and the ultimate conclusion approached, he asked each intern for a piece of wisdom. On sudden inspiration, I gave my sage advice. It seems to me that expectations are the root cause of all dissatisfactions, dissappointments, and Read More