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Inhabiting The Minds of Others

Once again, John Gardner’s fictive dream, as articulated by novelist Ian McEwan.  No one does psychological realism better than McEwan.  There is no other art form that can envelop us so completely and embed emotions within us so deeply.  We … Continue reading

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Mario Cuomo Addresses an American President

My blog post of January 18, 2009 may have identified the high point of the Obama administration: his inauguration.  I’m fifty-one years old, so I should be immune to disillusionment, but the social safety net, one of the twentieth century’s … Continue reading

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Who speaks for earth?

On this day in 1996 we lost Carl Sagan.  Dr. Sagan was one of those rare scientists who could explain difficult scientific concepts to non-scientists in a compelling and understandable way without dumbing it down and without a trace of … Continue reading

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