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Yusef Komunyakaa and I are extremely pleased that Constellation Theatre Company is presenting the world premier of our Gilgamesh in Washington, DC. Gilgamesh Presented by Constellation Theatre Poetry by Yusef Komunyakaa concept and dramaturgy by Chad Gracia Directed by Allison Arkell Stockman 1835 14th St NW Washington, DC 20009 May 2nd – June 2nd Visit Constellation for more information and tickets…

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    • In The Fear of Insignificance, psychotherapist Carlo Strenger provides a compelling and far-reaching account of the illnesses of modern life. He shows how the human predicament described by Ernest Becker forty years ago has been compounded by technology, globalization, and the ascendance of escapist philosophies that militate against living an…

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    • “Books lift us out of the smallness of the present and into history, out of the smallness of ourselves and into humanity.” - Brian Jay Stanley Ten Great Books: – The Denial of Death, by Ernest Becker taught me why human individuals act and feel the way we do. – Escape from…

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    • The day I received my driver’s license, in the summer of 1985, I immediately set out on a pilgrimage I had been dreaming of for a long time: a visit to Walden Pond. I wanted to walk the same woods, amble from Thoreau’s cabin to the cool edge of the…

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    •   I’m planning a philosophical conclave in Venice on December 13th – 20th. Each morning will start with Italian lessons for those who want them, from 9am – 11am, run by a local. During lunch, we will have visiting scholars in art, philosophy, and history. Afternoons are for wandering and shivering…

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    • On a recent stay in Kiev, I had an apartment near the top of Andrew’s Descent. St. Andrew’s dazzling green and white cupolas filled one window and another looked out over the neighborhood of Podil, the Dnieper, and beyond. While gazing across the river, I noticed a large hill nestled…

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    • Russia possesses one of the world’s great literatures, and time spent with its masters is hard to beat. However, I’ve found a few non-fiction books that have been both a pleasure to read and have helped me to better understand this strange land. Here are a few of my favorites….

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    • I’m ignoring the key sights that all rightly agree are must-sees for Kiev: Pechersk Lavra Cave Complex, St Sophia’s, Maidan, Kreshatik Street, Andrew’s Descent, House of Chimera’s, and the Great Patriotic War Museum. Here is a great single-page list of ten wonderful, well-trodden sites in Kiev, which every tourist will probably…

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    • “Man is a singular creature.” Thus begins an epic tour of human civilization, culture and science by Jacob Bronowski. Episode 1  Grunyon versus human. Former is perfectly suited its environment – can only breed during full moon, because creates a high tide. Man has only the ability to invent and…

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    • I love dioramas. The first I ever saw was at the Milwaukee Public Museum, a life-size buffalo herd. When I was a child, we would visit and there was a secret buzzer that you could press to make the rattlesnake tail rattle. I love the idea of losing oneself in…

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