First Known When Lost
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
A politicized culture (or, more properly, "culture") inevitably tends toward puritanism: the elect and the impure. Ever-recurring...
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Farewell, September. Welcome, October.
For as long as I can remember, October has been my favorite month. But each year I find myself growing fonder and fonder of September. The &...
Saturday, September 19, 2020
For most of the past week the foghorns of the ships out on Puget Sound have been blowing day and night. Not on account of any fog banks, bu...
Thursday, September 3, 2020
Heraclitus in Japan
I've long felt that anything worth knowing with respect to how to live in the World has been known for centuries, and that our task is t...
Thursday, August 20, 2020
I return often to the poetry of Walter de la Mare. As is the case with all the poets of whom I am fond, I go there in search of Beauty and ...
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Over the course of the marvelous year we have been enjoying, various thoughts by Marcus Aurelius have been returning to me. As ever, the go...
Saturday, July 18, 2020
Near and Far
I find this to be an accurate and reasonable assessment of the present age: "[A] multitude of causes, unknown to former times, are now ...
Sunday, July 5, 2020
How To Live, Part Twenty-Nine: Some Things Never Change
I am easy to please. Each summer, I take delight in watching the tree tunnels I love further deepen, further interlace, as the boughs exten...
Saturday, June 20, 2020
In mid-May, the ants emerged from hibernation and immediately embarked upon their yearly castle-building. Early in June, the first pink blo...
Thursday, June 11, 2020
And so, dear readers, our eventful year continues. I tell myself that I should keep my counsel as the arsonists, statue-topplers, building-...
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