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Elizabeth Romero: Love

And suddenly she realized there would always be those who laughed at love, who sneered at it, who mocked it, tried to make it something fleeting and negligible like an … Continue reading

November 8, 2018 · 2 Comments

Video: The Moth — Janna Levin “Life on a Möbius Strip”

. In this performance from The Moth, a young astrophysicist tells a story about an improbable love affair and its parallels with her research into black holes and finite mathematics. … Continue reading

January 1, 2017 · 1 Comment

Video: Haoma

Haoma is the Avestan name of a plant and its divinity, both of which play a role in Zoroastrian doctrine and in later Persian culture and mythology. Directed by Matthieu Deltour, … Continue reading

June 21, 2015 · 2 Comments

Jose Padua: A Beautiful Day on Earth

All I remember is that it was a beautiful sunny day when my mother came out of the fast food restaurant downtown near the bus station and walked to the … Continue reading

May 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Adrian Blevins: Late-Breaking Yew-Berry News from the Madman’s Love Shack

The catalogue of infractions I have committed against this world would overflow a small library, for what it’s worth. I pilfered a pack of gum before I could talk; I … Continue reading

March 22, 2015 · 3 Comments

Doug Anderson: Singles Ad

Old, that is, damn near seventy two, but possessed. You must be able to love the inconvenience of the hot coal in my heart that goes white hot with breath. … Continue reading

March 1, 2015 · 12 Comments

Audio: Raymond Carver reads “What We Talk About When We Talk About Love”

Here’s an audio recording of Raymond Carver reading his most famous story, “What We Talk About When We Talk About Love.” Taped in a Palo Alto hotel room in 1983 … Continue reading

February 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

Martin Luther King: The Key

Originally posted on Great Middle Way:
Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. … I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This…

January 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

John Samuel Tieman: Love In A Time Of Riots

Yesterday, on National Public Radio, “And now the news from Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and St. Louis.”   There’s a list on which I’m proud to hear my hometown, the city I … Continue reading

August 24, 2014 · 1 Comment

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