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Why I’m Obsessed with the Ronell Case

There is no reason other than prurience that I should be obsessed with the case of Avital Ronell. She’s a comparative literature professor at NYU who has been suspended for a year for sexually harassing one of her graduate students, a man, who filed a complaint under Title IX. Granted, the tale has many bizarre … Continue reading

#MeToo: Thoughts on Vulnerability, Victimhood, Secrets and Privacy

During my freshman orientation at Bryn Mawr College, the resident advisor invited us into her dorm room to sit on the floor in a circle and get know each other. To break the ice and build connection, she wanted each of us to share something we were either bad at or nervous about (so I … Continue reading

New on the Blog: A Feldenkrais Video

My colleagues at The Wisdom Daily surprised me by adapting to video one of my essays about Moshe Feldenkrais. Rebecca Odessa beautifully enlivened the text with carefully chosen images and seamlessly condensed a wide range of information. Click the white arrow to play. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. To learn more … Continue reading

Of Moshe Feldenkrais and Mary Oliver

Originally posted on Vox Populi:
It is a silver morning like any other. I am at my desk. Then the phone rings, or someone raps at the door. I am deep in the machinery of my wits. Reluctantly I rise, I answer the phone or I open the door. And the thought which I had…

Yevgeny Yevtushenko, 1933-2017

Originally posted on Approaching Learning:
From The Atlantic – Yevgeny Yevtushenko. Don’t worry if you have no answer ready To the last question. Hold out, meditate, listen. Explore. Explore. Travel the world over. Count happiness connatural to the mind More than truth is, and yet No happiness to exist without it. Walk with a cold pride…

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