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Connecting Dots

Last week I wrote about an experience I had when I found myself living in San Francisco half a lifetime ago. Frankly it was one of many that I love to reminisce about. 2.415 palabras más


“We all need someone to look at us. We can be divided into four categories according to the kind of look we wish to live under.

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Milan Kundera's The Festival of Insignificance

Kundera’s 11th fictional work. The Story of the intersecting life of Alain, who has not seen his mother since his childhood; Ramon a retired intellectual; D’Ardelo, a narcissistic; and Charles and “Caliban” who operate a catering firm… 150 palabras más


Divided Highway

“I think, therefore I am is the statement of an intellectual who underrates toothaches. I feel, therefore I am is a truth much more universally valid, and it applies to everything that’s alive.

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The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Each generation has a heaviness and this one, as so many others before, is no different.

Those of privilege, the ones who have feasted on the world as it is, seem surprised for what has become of us. 121 palabras más


Wow.  As I was looking to change something on my blog, I ran across this, that has been a draft for over 3 years.

I usually never go this far back, because what happened then is not what is happening now. 

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The novelist Milan Kundera likes lists of definitions. I’ve still got a faded copy of a two-page spread from the Guardian in the 1980s where he set out his definitions of terms like Irony, the Novel, the West and so on. 399 palabras más