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A Nerd-cation (or a Poe-cation)

A nerdcation, if not obvious, is a trip that some people might consider pedestrian, strange, boring. I took such a trip this winter, and I found the trip quite the opposite.  1,928 more words

An Unexpected Journey through Laos

I took a deep breath. ’I’d like to cancel my flight to Cambodia’.

Was I crazy? Did I really just abort my pre-paid, ‘once in a lifetime’ visit to Angkor Wat… 1,778 more words


The First Question of Conscience: A Reflection

“You run ahead? Are you doing it as a shepherd? Or as an exception? A third case would be as a fugitive. First question of conscience…” – 

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In despondence

Nearly in all reasons there exist an urge, no matter howsoever concealed or designed to impart illusion, that proclaims its worth by means of persuasion. Persuasion may of the form Ethos, or Pathos, or Logos (As Aristotle would have classified it), or many an oft, a devised combination of all. 967 more words


Mark Twain on the Jews

“If the statistics are right, the Jews constitute but one quarter of one percent of the human race. It suggests a nebulous puff of star dust lost in the blaze of the Milky Way. 454 more words