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Pale blue dot: Earthrise, December 24, 1968

Cutting-edge technology reveals how one of history’s most important images almost didn’t happen. (Maria Popova) Earthrise, Apollo 8, December 24, 1968 (NASA) The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. (Carl Sagan) The Pale Blue Dot, … Continue reading

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What Would Jesus Buy? (2007)

A Holiday Tradition The touching tale of Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping Gospel Choir. A documentary about our pernicious consumerism and the true meaning of Christmas. Film & discussion Thu, Dec 5, 6pm, Garrett 115 Holiday appropriate … Continue reading

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The Love Revolution

Bobbi-Lee Williams presents her final Honors project Come and learn about this interesting and important project website swipeable

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Ignatian Values in Honors: Not Just for Jesuits (NCHC 2013)

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others? (Martin Luther King, Jr.) This quote was inspired by this presentation. Bayside B (Sheraton New Orleans Hotel), 1-1.50pm Brad Stone , Loyola Marymount University; Naomi Yavneh Klos … Continue reading

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Contemporary Daoism & Environmental Preservation

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David Foster Wallace on the meaning and value of education – Like Fish in Water?

This is a re-post of an earlier post (from May 10, 2013) for those of you who would like to continue the conversation we started this weekend at the H4 Freshmen Orientation Retreat on the value and purpose of education. … Continue reading

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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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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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