The Intellectual

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The Wonder Years

As children, wonder wasn’t just easy; our way of thinking was to wonder about everything around us, it was our natural thought flow. We were affluent in wonder. Yet, now…

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Goodbye, Pawnee

Even early on in a child’s development the notion of cool is very much in tact. I distinctly remember sitting criss cross applesauce on a cold linoleum floor as names…

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Finding My City Roots

I have lived in 37 houses, in ten cities, in three countries. No, my dad wasn’t in the military and no, I’m not in the witness relocation program. I have just…

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5 Signs You Need A Digital Detox

While technology and social media have their advantages, a growing amount of research is proving that the overuse of both might be making us sick. Millennials (individuals with birth years…

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A Year Long Holiday Spirit

The holiday season is here; lights flicker on trees and in windows, friends and family feast together, and the sense of excitement — even of joy — rests on these…

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4 Ways To Become More Cultured

In this day and age there are so many ways to satiate our thirst for culture, even from the comfort of our homes. By reading interesting books, watching fascinating documentaries…

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Are You Media Literate?

Take a minute to think about how you view the world. What are your desires? What are your fears? What are your prejudices? Why do you have these thoughts and…

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Reclaiming Our Vocabulary

One forgets words as one forgets names. One’s vocabulary needs constant fertilizing or it will die. —Evelyn Waugh Noah Webster first started work on his dictionary, now known as Merriam-Webster,…

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The Danger of the Echo Chamber

NARKISSOS (or Narcissus) was a young man, a son of the river-god Kephisos and the fountain-nymph Liriope. He was celebrated for his beauty and attracted many admirers but, in his…