The isle of Manhattan, seen from a map, is a straight landmass with edges defined by parallel rivers, with a tilt of about 29 degrees east of true North. This tilt is the island’s natural axis, and any construction ought to acknowledge this geological starting point. The 19th…
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A little bit of a political rant. There is a risk that the broad type I have sketched out for criticism is more imagination than reality, but I hope it…
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Decay requires change. Stillness lasts forever. The desert is still. Only wind wears down the ageless stone. In Egypt, stillness lasted. In the dark…
This essay is a description and justification of my project Compass, which can be accessed here: https://ethanedwards.github.io/ If you like the…
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With progress, the realm of the possible slowly retreats. A medieval Chinese peasant would never have imagined a cell phone, a refrigerator, an…
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I’ve published a pice at Palladium on the history of Buddhist Modernism and the long process of meditation’s evolution into a mainstream cultural…
Note: I would consider this piece to be low confidence. I have not read the thousands of volumes of poetry necessary to ground the claims I make here…
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Programming note: I will be attempting for the next while to put out a weekly post on Tuesday mornings. I’m hoping to move this blog from being…
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Untimely Meditations