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The Fabric of Our Lives

The novel SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, a.k.a. the beer virus, appeared as a "full systems test" that exposed breakpoints and major defects in our culture and society. But it probably won't be remembered in that way, and that's too bad.

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Life

I Wanna Live In A Dream In My Photographic Machine

Photography is the creator’s tool for helping us reveal to the world its true beauty. It drags us out of bed in the wee hours of the morning to capture delicate morning light, and in refining our own style of picture-taking we find that photography draws us in towards the most noble thing of all, perfection.

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Nature

Trees And The Contentious Beauty of Moving Minds

Up in the heart of northern Minnesota, within the Chippewa National Forest, lives an old growth forest that’s home to some of the state’s oldest and largest trees. It's way the hell out in the middle of nowhere but definitely worth seeing.

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Foodies, Life

Thank You Sir, May I Have Another?

How are we supposed to be happy with one sugar glazed pastry when our friend has two? We feel an intense burning sensation in our soul that radiates down our arms into clenched fists when the realization strikes that we could have asked for more.

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Life

The Death of You and Me

We spend our whole life running away from the topic of growing old, but as we give search for ways to cope with our unavoidable future we might actually stumble upon the greatest opportunity of all time.

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Life

Cloudy Before Creativity

Everyone wants to be creative, to conceive great ideas, and to achieve unparalleled beauty in their aesthetic self-expression. Being creative allows us to break free from established patterns, to see things in new ways, and to drive change in the world. And the fluffy drama of clouds may be one entry point into this terrific human experience.

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Minnesota

The Benefits Of A Good Hoax

A well-conceived hoax is not just a celebration of a creative art form but also an inquiry into what we hope is true and what really is. Hoaxes, however benign or malicious, become fun tools for preparing citizens with the understanding of how the world actually works.

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Life

Chess And The Vibrations Of Consciousness

Like a brilliant flash of lightning, consciousness might be—or probably is—zigzagging its way across the universe, funneling its way into the material world and out through the plant and animal kingdoms, following the path of least resistance.

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