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Why are we here?

The hard truth seems to be this: We live in a vast and awesome universe in which, daily, suns are made and worlds destroyed, where humanity clings to an obscure clod of rock. The significance of our lives and our … Continue reading

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Universal Language: Love through Legend, Literature, and Life – An Opera

Friday, November 22, 2013, 7.30-9pm, FAC Recital Hall (free) “Universal Language: Love through Legend, Literature, and Life”  is an end of the semester performance project for the students of the opera theater class. This semester, twelve voice majors of all … Continue reading

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William Faulkner on writing, the purpose of art, and the meaning of life

A writer needs three things, experience, observation, and imagination — any two of which, at times any one of which — can supply the lack of the others. The great American writer, William Faulkner, was born today in 1897 in … Continue reading

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‘How 20 seconds can change your life’

Absolutely every single educator/mentor should read this, and every one of us should try to be this. (Maria Popova in her tweet about her post on Glaser) The story of “how 20 seconds can change your life” he relays at … Continue reading

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Sleep for Success!

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‘We are the custodians of life’s meaning’

Carl Sagan on the Meaning of Life, Maria Popova, Brain Pickings, July 8, 2013 These are some profound reflections by Sagan on our place and role in the universe which powerfully speak to the ideal of global education as an … Continue reading

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Where is the spirit at home?

Annie Dillard on presence over productivity & Pico Iyer on where home is The life of sensation is the life of greed; it requires more and more. The life of the spirit requires less and less. (cf. Hannah Arendt’s understanding … Continue reading

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“Our challenge each day is not to get dressed to face the world but to unglove ourselves”

  Daily quote from a favorite book, thematically matched with a song. A side project by Maria Popova. We waste so much energy trying to cover up who we are when beneath every attitude is the want to be loved, … Continue reading

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The Hyperconnected Life

According to Teens and Technology 2013, a report by the Pew Internet & American Life Project, millennials are likely to benefit and suffer from their hyperconnected lives. Interesting to note how the impact of hyperconnectivity is a double-edged sword, especially … Continue reading

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David Foster Wallace on the meaning and value of education: Like fish in water?

David Foster Wallace is widely considered to be one of the most creative writers of the last 20 years. He is the author of the novel Infinite Jest (1996). These are some excerpts from his commencement address at Kenyon College … Continue reading

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