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Notes from Nowhere: Erewhon’s Prophetic Foresight

Review of Erewhon by Samuel Butler “Reason uncorrected by instinct is as bad as instinct uncorrected by reason.”[1] —Samuel Butler As a work of social satire, Erewhon[2] is sheer genius, packed with perceptive, often hilarious insights into human nature. As … Continue reading

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Aldous Huxley on Hospice Care

Aldous Huxley has since my youth been a huge influence on my thought and writing. Most famous for his essential novel of technological dystopia, Brave New World, his essays and novels spanned almost every conceivable topic in the arts and … Continue reading

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Landscape and Language as Character

Reflections on reading The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy Reading Thomas Hardy’s lesser known novel The Woodlanders returns me to a lifelong fascination with his writing. Hardy was an early literary touchstone for me in my self education as a writer, and … Continue reading

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