The Liminal Pattern

There are some ideas in language, literature, and life that are so profound we tend to take them for granted, filtering them from conscious thought but fully acting them out in mind, body, and spirit. Liminal space is one such idea and it so ever-present that, once properly understood, can be seen to encompass the […]

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The Seat of the Muses

A war has raged across this world for over one-hundred years, yet none call it a war and only small bands, on the fringe, offer resistance. None call it a war because its assault does not threaten to destroy buildings, blow apart bridges, or darken the power grid. No bodies are left mangled in a […]

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The Denial of Reality

The Denial of Reality The American education system seems to be suffering from trickle-down subjectivity, an intellectual atmosphere that in many ways screams, “if it feels good, do it.” In a field that fancies itself a proponent of psychology and sociology, psychometrics is curiously pushed to the fringe. Meanwhile, practices that harm students, like constantly […]

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Intellectually Transmitted Disease and the Cure

George Orwell’s momentous novel Nineteen Eighty-Four was written as a warning against irrationality and ignorance leading to tyranny, but in the early twenty-first century Western world it reads more like a prophecy. Instead of thoughtcrimes, there are tweetcrimes where a single, one-hundred-forty character misstep can cost an individual their career, intimate relationships, and sometimes their […]

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