Of Action and Academia

“Find out who you are and do it on purpose.”

Dolly Parton

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August Bookshelf: Modern Rest and Relaxation

No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face.

John Donne, ‘The Autumnal’

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July Bookshelf: Sour Stories of Heartburn

“Did you know, Putnam, more people are murdered at ninety two degrees Fahrenheit than any other temperature? I read an article once — lower temperatures people are easy-going, over ninety two it’s too hot to move but just ninety two, people get irritable!

Sherrif Warren, It Came from Outer Space

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The Matriculated Marker: On being both student and teacher

“Here, in college… you were supposed to imitate the teacher in such a way as to convince the teacher you were not imitating, but taking the essence of the instruction and going ahead with it on your own. That got you A’s. Originality on the other hand could get you anything – from A to F. The whole grading system cautioned against it.”

Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

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March Bookshelf: Live Through This Flu

“In a world too often governed by corruption and arrogance, it can be difficult to stay true to one’s philosophical and literary principles.”

Olivia Caliban, A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017)

March was a great month for reading and a not-so-great month for my immune system. Continue reading “March Bookshelf: Live Through This Flu”