Monthly Archives: October 2014

To be fully here

When I was a kid, I usually had my head in a book — usually fiction or anthropology. My tastes in reading have swerved into lanes of philosophy, autobiography, memoir, and most recently emerging studies of the mind/brain/body connections. I’ve … Continue reading

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Oh, Lord… Brainpickings will be the end of me

My latest vice: brainpickings.org – a regularly updated site, bringing you all sorts of tasty bits about awesome books, inspiring ideas, and art that deserves to be seen. You should visit the site, bookmark it, follow it, dive deeply, and … Continue reading

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A writer’s first obligation

It’s October. It feels like time to go back to school in Germany. Every now and then, when the weather starts to turn, a part of me that remembers that sense from almost 30 years ago, when the shortening days … Continue reading

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