Sometimes Reality is Unsatisfying

It's small wonder that in our postmodern world we gravitate toward spectacle and image. Perhaps we're in a transition era to radically new paradigms, but, as the December 2011 issue of Harper's Magazine makes clear, we continue to present ourselves with more dilemmas, more questions, than answers. Novelist-physicist Alan Lightman makes the case in his […]

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Both Refined and Rough-Hewn

Zeniths & Zephyrs – Mountain Peaks and Soft Breezes Recently, my good friend and writing colleague Rachel Riggsby handed me a copy of this anthology of Appalachian writing. It was put together by a member of the Appalachian Authors Guild, Doris Musick, and as with most anthologies, it was a one-time affair. I have the […]

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