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It is a pink square with a texture like a paper napkin.
We believe who we were could understand who we are.
...the evening would not be the evening, nor the day the day, if we did not labor and require rest.
This moment feels more radical, as if the very possibility of change—I'm not even speaking of a specific change—were an affront to divinity.
The sacred as untouchable, inviolable, inaccessible makes sense to me.
Tucker Carlson being out at Fox is a huge deal. If I could organize a symposium of academics to talk about it, I would.
I finish writing a short piece on nihilism, and then I have to confront the news.
I confess confusion regarding the word "nihilism."
A number of events have me wondering about Aquinas' definition of law.
...genuine expressions of identity are nothing less than poetry.
"Eternity doesn't travel, / eternity waits." Zagajewski proposes a mystic truth. Before we can debate it, we have to believe it in some sense.
You only see when you see differently.
There are days of disappointment.
So many times I've been told pain is necessary for growth.
When I was in graduate school, two words were too much.
Really good art makes you really mad.
...screaming bloody murder when you have urgent and serious reasons to question authority is a political virtue.
We're all broken into eveningwear and skull.
...I'm writing things like "I am an award-winning teacher" and "I help students identify and use their resources" three or four times a week.
You could say calling yourself "an incomprehensible / Bit of doodle" has nothing to do with the birth of 17th century rationalism.
One of the best gifts that can be given is paying attention to someone.
Kay Ryan does not bring us to the landscape, but the land itself.
It's hard to identify, when living in an area which isn't working for you, what is and isn't knowledge.
Dickinson, even when choosing her own society, does not fail to remind herself of the cost of company, a cost not unlike isolation...
I yield my time to a far more effective teacher than I am.