Monthly Archives: April 2013

Heimat – What is that?

The German word “Heimat” is one of those terms that takes a few sentences to grasp instead of having a single word translation. There is no directly corresponding English term. If there would be, it would start with home and … Continue reading

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The esthetics of exercise

I run every Thursday morning. It’s a little loop around the neighborhood and it doesn’t take me very long. I huff and puff in my snail tempo jogging speed and afterward at home I have a good long stretch. Usually … Continue reading

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Works in progress

Yesterday I worked a little more on one of my WIPs. It is a story about a reluctant time traveler. It spans a good one hundred years and the temporal eventualities get rather complicated, so that I have to sit … Continue reading

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I’m missing something

My kids are in a school that uses the Character counts values.: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship. I think those are great values. However I am missing two. One is critical thinking and the other is a willingness … Continue reading

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Take care of yourselves

As this week filled with traumatic news comes to an end, I want to stress one aspect of the consumption of news coverage that I did not fully mention on Wednesday. It can be too much and not good for … Continue reading

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Patterns and themes

Life is always more simple and more complex than we think. As I watched the events unfold in the Boston marathon bombing, I saw themes emerging. Patterns they had in common with other crises. I am referring to the people’s … Continue reading

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Where art thou?

I am looking at my site stats and seeing three zero days in a row. I am rather baffled by this, because I have gotten over 10 likes in those three days. Does this mean that people just liked the … Continue reading

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