Lucian K. Truscott IV in The Independent: Can we, after all these months, find it within ourselves to manage a teeny-tiny, eensie-weensie, little itty-bitty smidgen of sympathy for Donald Trump? It doesn’t have to be much. Something about the size of ...

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All Donald Trump wanted was to be president, and just look how it turned out!

Lucian K. Truscott IV in The Independent:

 

Can we, after all these months, find it within ourselves to manage a teeny-tiny, eensie-weensie, little itty-bitty smidgen of sympathy for Donald Trump? It doesn’t have to be much. Something about the size of the period at the end of this sentence...

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Wild and Domestic

Wendell Berry in Orion Magazine:

 

I. GARY SNYDER SAID that we know our minds are wild because of the difficulty of making ourselves think what we think we ought to think.

II. That is the fundamental sense of “wild” or of “wilderness”: undomesticated, unrestrained, out of...

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Saturday Poem

Addressing The Flaxen Spirit & Linen Women

 

—Addressing the flaxen spirit, not yet linen

Threshing

We come from deep loam,
from fields of green, blue heads bobbing.
To harvest true selves and loosen seeds within,
permit wind to winnow away the clutter.

Retting

To...

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Against moral sainthood

Daniel Callcut in Aeon:

‘I am glad,’ wrote the acclaimed American philosopher Susan Wolf, ‘that neither I nor those about whom I care most’ are ‘moral saints’. This declaration is one of the opening remarks of a landmark essay in which Wolf imagines what it would be like to...

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A radical new neural network design could overcome big challenges in AI

Karen Hao in the MIT Technology Review:

David Duvenaud was collaborating on a project involving medical data when he ran up against a major shortcoming in AI.

An AI researcher at the University of Toronto, he wanted to build a deep-learning model that would predict a patient’s health...

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