Monthly Archives: October 2012

Incubating genius takes plenitude.

Hills of Rust, Highway 169 The road to Hibbing is a revelation of vast immeasurable skies and rusty man made hills of iron ore slag, spotted with birches trying to make a living in the red iron soil the miners … Continue reading

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Shelter from the storm.

At one point (or maybe two) in my eleven-hour nervous marathon to get to Grand Rapids from Iowa City yesterday, I thought I might just have to turn back, as I was getting lost so often. It ain’t that hard … Continue reading

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Me and my amygdala.

Any time we want to defend the idea of free will, there’s always the Darwinian or the sociobiologist who’s happy to remind us that we’re only here because of a mess of complex conditioned reflexes that were once pretty primitive, … Continue reading

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Sousa on the Rez.

Anyone who has been part of a colonising culture will have experienced certain emotions in the late 20th century, if they are in anyway at all a sentient being. Dependent upon whether you are a descendant of the colonised or … Continue reading

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The End of Time in the Corn Belt.

Anyone who has forgotten that America was built on foundations of religious persecution need only time travel to somewhere like Kalona IA, to see strong traces of the Anabaptist persecutions that caused the forebears of local Mennonite and Amish communities … Continue reading

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