Monthly Archives: September 2013

Detour

Last Friday, my spouse and I were sitting in a soul food restaurant waiting for two couples with whom we’re friends.  Both were running late, but that’s normal.  Then my phone rang.  It was Ken, one of the people we … Continue reading

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Aside: Work Progress Administration

They say when you can’t do what you want, do what you’re good at.  And there’s always a bright future in computer maintenance.  It’s kind of like this: I want to be a mediator, but it’s slow starting, so I’m … Continue reading

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Chautauqua: Wherein Phaedrus Misunderstands Zealotry

I’m still moving slowly through the book, taking time to read other things too.  But something I came across requires comment. When I first read Zen & the Art, I was in my third year of college, and emerging from … Continue reading

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Chautauqua: In Which Phaedrus Misunderstands the Nature of Science

In Zen & The Art, Pirsig talks quite a lot about his younger self, Phaedrus.  One of the things he wants to point out is that Phaedrus went the way that he did because he had discovered a fundamental flaw … Continue reading

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Apologies…

I had intended to launch the Chautauqua sooner, but I made the classic blunder:  a new device.  Reading Zen & the Art on my cell phone was hurting my eyes, so I purchased an Amazon Kindle.  Going way back to … Continue reading

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