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Giftwrap

When I noticed the big gift-wrapped box under the tree I was so excited. I couldn’t really believe it when I saw it. I was perhaps nine years old and my passion was photography. I’d managed to acquire a little … Continue reading

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A Horse is an Automobile without Wheels

September 8, 2012 In memory of Kenneth Morrison Thirty years ago I published a book titled Beyond “the Primitive:” the Religions of Nonliterate Peoples (1982) that was intended to establish some less biased position or stance from which to appreciate … Continue reading

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“Remembering”

Memorial Day, 2011 for Corbin, Jenny, & Fatumata Sam Gill I awoke this morning with the sobering thought that, as important as we feel our own lives to be, the specificity of us, our personal identity, the “me” stuff, doesn’t … Continue reading

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Cowrys on an African Bracelet

for Krista Keil The surf was pounding.  It was difficult to make out the details of the lava rock formations ahead because of the wind-swirled sea spray.  Fishy wetness filled our nostrils and our lungs.  A beach near Busua, deserted … Continue reading

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Simpson’s latest

This clip deserves some extensive consideration.  Will look forward to finding time to do so.

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Michel Serres and Coenaesthesia

I know that I’m not an intellectual in the true sense of the word.  I like to dance way too much and I read way too slowly.  This means that more often than I’d like, but then this is a … Continue reading

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Coenaesthesia

Coenaesthesia: a project, a blog, and an e-mission Summer 2010 On the project and the selection of “coenaesthesia” as its name On Writing “Writing” is a verb and a noun and I don’t want to lose the verb in the … Continue reading

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Babies Dancing

I want to comment about this soon. sam

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Bias as Interest

In writing, the word bias invariably denotes prejudice, unfairness, partiality and carries a negative connotation. Bias, when associated with fabric refers to a diagonal, usually a 45⁰ angle. The two meanings are related in that they both refer to the … Continue reading

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