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How Are We?

Lughnasa                                     Waning Harvest Moon In preparation for my presentation, Spiritual Resources for Humanists, I have come across two mentions of a critique of Enlightenment thought’s emphasis on individualism.  In one instance the critique compares Western individualism with the more integrated … Continue reading

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Clean Teeth. Legislation. Western Civ.

Spring                                                                       Waning Bloodroot Moon Dangerous driving conditions tomorrow. Winter storm warning.  Who stole my spring? Into the city twice today, once to get my teeth cleaned and a second time for a Sierra Club meeting on legislative basics.  The teeth … Continue reading

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More on Liberalism. Not there yet.

Lughnasa                              Waxing Harvest Moon Another day spent happily with my nose in The Contested Enlightenment, parsing out threads of intellectual history that I can then weave together into a new tale, one that clarifies liberalism in the United States today … Continue reading

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