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The Limits of Satire

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Harvard Extension puts their course syllabi online for free download. https://www.extension.harvard.edu/academics/courses/fall-syllabi-course-websites Thanks to this generosity, I’m “taking” a course on satire now. Following a course syllabus is fun, because it makes me read things I otherwise wouldn’t, and think about them harder than I otherwise would. (I’m a lazy reader by nature.) I guess I’ve never understood satire, or rather never understood the limits of it. When I hear the word Satire, I think of […]

Routine creativity, and drunken parrots

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I just started reading Twyla Tharp’s The Creative Habit, and I don’t know why I never have before. Other than my generalized dislike for “self-help” type books. Already on chapter two, I feel inspired. On the topic of establishing rituals, Ms. Tharp shares that her morning routine is to wake up at 0dark:30, take a cab to the gym, and work out for two hours. Which is exactly the kind of nonsense advice you find […]