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  1. Who Is My (Time Traveling) Neighbor?

    June 21, 2018 10:41 am Leave a Comment

    And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the law? How do you read?”  And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart,… Read more »

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  2. Ray Bradbury is best remembered as a writer of fantasy and science fiction, whose stories often took huge ideas and grappled with them by inventing fantastic worlds and creatures. But he was also the master of the small and quiet, someone whose observation of human tics and traits served him… Read more »

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    A Story for the Restless: We’ll Never Tell Them

    November 13, 2015 1:22 pm 3 Comments

    There are two very powerful myths most of us at some level buy into, given that they are myths that permeate the modern world. The first is that we can always reinvent ourselves; that we are the sole authors of our destinies, and can remake ourselves into whoever we want… Read more »

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    Sigrid Undset and the Hard Case of Ida Elisabeth

    September 18, 2015 1:53 pm 4 Comments

    One of the most painful things in art is realism. Grotesquerie, exaggeration, wish fulfillment, romance: all of these allow a generalization of human behavior that may portray some truth, but they don’t cut to the bone in the same way that a stark portrayal of real, honest, human behavior does…. Read more »

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