Tag Archives: Helen&Scott Nearing

Graceful Simplicity

Jerome M. Segal’s book was published in interesting times. First publication was in 1999, with a second paperback edition prepared for publication in 2002, in the aftermath of September 11th. The preface to the paperback raises interesting issues around the “why do they hate us” line of thinking that was prevalent, and highlights the relevance […]

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Looking Backward

Finished Looking Backward as the year ended. It has a fun romantic twist ending, but for the most part, it’s one of those books that has me slapping my head at how much I disagree with its sentiments. An upper class man is mesmerized (hypnotized) in order to get some sleep in 1887, because he […]

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The Good Life

It’s been a busy few months, and in a “new years resolution” sort of mood I thought I’d try to use this space again. No promises regarding my ability to sustain it. I’m trying to work out better habits, and get more done than I usually manage to. One of the things I miss most […]

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