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B is for Dimunition 

When last we spoke, we discussed the archetype of the protoeducational narrative: a descent from the city (an organized public space where rationality and mutual civility prevails), into the labyrinth (a chaotic space of darkness and menace). This descent would be followed by a resurfacing and returning, which formed an ellipsis that became indelible through …

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M is for Mindfulness, Memory, and Magic in the Mundane 

A few reflections on our first class discussion of “experiences,” what constitutes them, and whether they can only be understood retroactively: Lately I’ve been trying to cultivate mindfulness—that is, staying mentally present in a given moment, rather than getting lost in mind chatter, distractions, or judgments. As someone who spends entirely too much time gazing …

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