Monthly Archives: August 2013

Chautauqua: Thinking Wholistically

Hmph.  I thought I had posted this a while ago.  Guess not! In Zen & The Art, Pirsig talks about a distinction between the classical view of reality, which is analytic–that is to say, which decomposes everything into its component … Continue reading

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Then and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

I’ve recently started reading Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance for the second time (the first time was ~34 years ago), and some interesting things are standing out, though not–I suspect–what the author had in mind.  I may do … Continue reading

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Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag

A year and a half ago, I wrote about my find of a wonderful, cheap bag. I also noted that I am a bag fanatic. Today, I present my brand new murse* and tell you why I like it.  This … Continue reading

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Just Like You and Me

I was reading the Wall Street Journal in the hotel lobby this morning. It’s so damnably authoritative in tone that you get the feeling that its regular readers must be Far More Intelligent than you are. Then I remembered that … Continue reading

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True Love!

Probably one of the best known scenes in The Princess Bride begins with the line “Mawage. Mawage is wot bwings us togeder tooday.” Twenty-seven years ago this month, my spouse and I were married in Bond Chapel at the University … Continue reading

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