Posted in January 2012

What’s wrong with the primary debates

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“Art does not reproduce the visible, rather it makes it visible,” wrote Swiss/German painter Paul Klee. You are different from everyone who has ever been or will ever be. You are not a reproduction nor are you cast in a mold, and no mold can be made from you. At birth you are not fully … Continue reading

Is drinking a moral question?

In many societies whether to drink alcohol is straightforward: it is forbidden. But it isn’t at all certain what to make of drinking here. For some it is a matter of free choice, while for others it is a social poison. Some view it as a social lubricant and for many teenagers it is a … Continue reading

On New Year’s Day, Remember the Dead

Soren Kierkegaard said, Life must be lived forwards, but can only be understood backwards. So it is that as we leave one year behind and embark upon yet another. On this day we remember our dead, those who have gone before us, those who have helped mold our lives into who we are today. We … Continue reading