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What made me look up?

Michael Goldman wrote in a poem,

“When the Muse comes
She doesn’t tell you to write; /
She says get up for a minute,
I’ve something to show you,
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A Good Life

There is no shortage of good days. It is good lives that are hard to come by. A life of good days lived in the senses is not enough. 186 more words


Filigree and Scrollwork

“What do I make of all this texture? What does it mean about the kind of world in which I have been set down? The texture of the world, its filigree and scrollwork, means that there is the possibility for beauty here, a beauty inexhaustible in its complexity, which opens to my knock, which answers in me a call I do not remember calling, and which trains me to the wild and extravagant nature of the spirit I seek.” 11 more words

Aerial Photography

Sunday Morning: Spring

So. I have been thinking about the change of seasons. I don’t want to miss spring this year. I want to distinguish the last winter frost from the out-of-season one, the frost of spring. 395 more words



Have you ever heard of Annie Dillard? I am reading Pilgrim at Tinker Creek and thought I’d share a few quotes. These are just from the beginning. 311 more words


Summer Reading - Provost David Whalen

This summer we’ll be asking different professors, staff, and departments for their summer reading lists. Here are Dr. Whalen’s picks!

1. The Inn at the Edge of the World… 127 more words