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The Last Why

“If you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’ll keep not getting what you’ve always not gotten, but always desperately wanted.” – Anonymous, updated. After the last post, The Myth of Meritocracy?, I still had a feeling that something remained, … Continue reading

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Of Verbs, Circles, and the Cultural Mean

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me!” – A child’s desperate retort. Remember that refrain? Seems like a necessary staple that runs through every pre-adolescent’s life, reinforced by helpful friends and parents desperate to … Continue reading

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Gap Theory 4 – And Another Stupid Thing We Do

“One of the poets, whose name I cannot recall, has a passage, which I am unable at the moment to remember, in one of his works, which for the time being has slipped my mind, which hits off admirably this … Continue reading

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James and the Giant Peach

“There is also a third kind of madness, which is possession by the Muses” – Plato, Phaedo I think I’ve detected my Muse. Or at least a reasonable facsimile thereof.  Most certainly, I’ve discovered what (s)he is trying to do. … Continue reading

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The $100 Question

“A crisis is a terrible thing to waste” – Paul Romer, 2004 It’s taken a while to get to this point, but I trust you will find that it is worth it. Where we are now is the result of … Continue reading

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SIT Happens

Sorry, I seem to have gone AWOL (Away Wandering Over Land) for a while. Part of this was intentional (planned travels), and part was purely spontaneous (though necessary travels). Suffice it to say that since April we’ve been from east … Continue reading

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Culture 1 – It’s About Values [FP]

“I imagine hell like this: Italian punctuality, German humour and English wine.” ― Peter Ustinov Actually, I thought it was English cooking, at least according to the old joke about the World’s Shortest Books where everybody gets skewered. But, it’ll do. This … Continue reading

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