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Jacob Wrestling the Irrational Animal: George Orwell on Critical Thinking

In London’s Tribune, George Orwell wrote an essay (“In Front of Your Nose,” March 22, 1946) with a number of great observations on critical thinking. The first is this:   In general, one is only right when either wish or fear coincides with … Continue reading

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Museum Health Break: Artis Lane

Artis Lane is one of the great sculptors of our time. Of any time. Her work depicts the “Jacob wrestling the angel” dignity and struggles of the human spirit in ways that most contemporary ironic, post-humanist artists (unfortunately) do not even … Continue reading

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In the California Summer, Van Gogh Meets General Motors

On an evening walk with my camara I saw a vintage, baby blue truck with a baby blue “Starry Night” sunscreen. It’s an odd combination: high art mass produced for casual visual consumption, and perhaps purchased at a museum store, contrasted … Continue reading

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