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Archives for June, 2013

On Being an Intellectual…

  Some people would think being smart means talking in big words about things nobody really understands. Of course, if one has learned enough SAT words from their SAT prep course with more than ten letters and is probably pronouncing them correctly (or, in some cases – like I sometimes do – use obsolete, long-dead words […]

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Like a Circle in a Spiral

The view from Ingbar’s windows: skyscrapers, cathedrals, pricey boutiques, upscale restaurants, wine bars, bistros, bookstores, cafes, parks with sparkling fountains, marble statues, flower gardens. The gallery where he shows his art regarded by many as the “best in the city.” Life is beautiful, for Ingbar. And yet, he knows, this is a cold, mechanistic planet […]

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