January 15, 2019

November 22, 2018

From the Kids' Table

Inspired by an image from Shorpy, 11/21

September 20, 2018

June 13, 2018

May 18, 2018

From Appreciative Inquiry

We are sometimes truly (able) to see our life as positive, not negative, as made up of continuous willing, not of constraints and prohibition.

Mary Parker Follett

We are steadily forgetting how to dream; in historical terms, the mathematicist and technicist dimensions of Platonism have conquered the poetical, mythical, and rhetorical context of analysis. We are forgetting how to be reasonable in nonmathematical dialects.

Stanley Rosen 

March 14, 2018

January 19, 2018

December 31, 2017

December 06, 2017


"Taste is the form par excellence of amor fati. The habitus generates representations and practices which are always more adjusted than they seem to be to the objective conditions of which they are the product.

To say with Marx that 'the petit bourgeois cannot transcend the limits of his mind' (others would have said the limits of his understanding) is to say that his thought has the same limits as his condition, that his condition in a sense doubly limits him, by the material limits which it sets to his practice and the limits it sets to his thought and therefore his practice, and which make him accept, and even love, these limits.

We are now better placed to understand the specific effect of the 'raising of consciousness'; making explicit what is given presupposes and produces a suspension of immediate attachment to the given so that the knowledge of probable relationships may become dissociated from recognition of them; and amor fati can thus collapse into odium fati, hatred of one's destiny."

Pierre Bourdieu