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Seeing and Being Seen

For all symbols are fluxional; all language is vehicular and transitive, and is good, as ferries and horses are, for conveyance, not …

More on Twitter

In my previous post about why I don’t use Twitter I found my way to two sentences that have stood out for …

Why I Don’t Use Twitter

Questioning digital technologies is a core value of the KSC Open project. And we have much to learn. For many years I …

In Medias Res

“Cut these words and they would bleed; they are vascular and alive.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson, from “Montaigne, or the Skeptic,” Representative Men: …

Extravagance and Possibility

Mark C. Long. Upstream: Selected Essays. By Mary Oliver. New York: Penguin, 2016. Cloth. $26.00 and Felicity. By Mary Oliver. New York: Penguin, …

“Now comes good sailing”

Today is the bicentennial of the birth of Henry David Thoreau. It is good to see Thoreau celebrations and stories of Thoreau …

Knowing and Doing

Among the enduring privileges of professing college English is designing opportunities for students to discover through their studies possibilities in their lives …

The Fruit of Education

One of my current preoccupations as the Director of the Integrative Studies program is thinking about the common elements of a baccalaureate …

Democratic Spaces

From the excitement of the NAPLA project in the fall of 2016 to the challenges of the Open Space of Democracy in …

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