Nature Can Be A…

Mar 4, 2015 by

Sometimes there is nothing better than being outside; sometimes I would pay anything to escape.

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The Real World

Mar 3, 2015 by

When we talk about the “real world,” we implicitly negate either our neighbor’s reality or our own. We fail to recognize that life is hard for everyone.

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The Room

Mar 2, 2015 by

I won’t give away The Room’s plot (what little there is of one). I want to champion the film as an exemplar of side-splittingly cringe-worthy, schadenfreude-propelled group viewing.

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Reading a Mystic

Mar 1, 2015 by

Benedictines read the psalms every day, and it’s through these outpourings of emotion that Norris finds a version of religion that resonates with her wordsmith identity

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Focus

Feb 28, 2015 by

We pursue any available detour, texting, Snapchatting, Netflixing, to avoid the work of attention. It is slowly robbing us of joy, of that mysterious dimension.

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The Middle World

Feb 27, 2015 by

The advance of modern science has also shaped our sensibilities in such a way that we don’t have room for mystery or a reality infused with another reality.

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Sheer, Stupid Inertia

Feb 26, 2015 by

It’s this inertia that, very possibly, will find us waking up in ten years in a job we never really planned on, thinking, How did I get here? This was supposed to be for the summer.

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On Being a Korean Korean Langu...

Feb 25, 2015 by

In a strange twist of fate, English has now become my first language, and I’m trying to bring my Korean up to a similarly fluent level.

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Blahbligation: Not a Dating Gu...

Feb 24, 2015 by

Maybe that’s what I don’t like about the word “obligation.” It implies requirement. I have to do it. And that doesn’t seem very loving to me.

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On Difference

Feb 23, 2015 by

But in the end, I think we’re all so wrong. So long as we keep yelling. So long as we keep denouncing each others’ thoughts and words and actions as evil.

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