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Can we be taught how to epiphanize?

Lately, my epiphanies have been not blah, exactly, but not explosive either. I presume it’s because I’ve become over-informed. Not cynical, no, never cynical. Yet when something happens — a piece of news, usually — I’m not getting those epiphany … Continue reading

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Madmen, monsters, gods and hero

Reading Edith Hamilton‘s Mythology is an exercise of one’s horror muscles. In ancient mythology, awful things happen to moderately good people, except there are no purely good people. Greek mythology has plenty of heroes, each one of whom makes a … Continue reading

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