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The Sin of Reduction

Remember Susan Boyle? The 2009 Britain’s Got Talent contestant who stunned the judges, the audience, and any in the world who happened to be watching? Continue reading

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A Moth

In her poem, Luna, Mary Oliver wrote, I live in the open mindedness of not knowing enough about anything. Nice place to live.  And I’ve tried to imagine what that kind of openness looks like—bitterness and judgment dissolving into simple curiosity without any crutch of assumption. It’s lovely when I’m there, like the quiet, purposeful fluttering of Oliver’s moth. Continue reading

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