The world is a very malleable place. When I read biographies, early lives leap out the most. Leonardo da Vinci was a studio apprentice to Verrocchio at…
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What the Rationalistic World Forgot. the stupor of rationality • stories, building intuition • alchemy, building process • religion, building wonder
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“Each one of us has, somewhere in his heart, the dream to make a living world, a universe.” —Christopher Alexander One must encourage some level of…
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It is not down in any map; true places never are. — Ishmael, Moby Dick I am fond of the mouse. Everywhere beset by larger powers, he succeeds with a…
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Not knowing what one is doing is no prohibition on doing it. We all grope ahead. — Anne Carson
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We are in the dark corner of the pub together. We have been here for some time. Out of my coat I produce a pile of old photographs. Something to show…
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“Men did not love Rome because she was great. She was great because they had loved her.” — G.K. Chesterton Dear friends, A short story: The princess…
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The knowledge of a carpenter is in his hands. The apprentice must work with his own to discover it. Here is some terrible advice: “If you can't explain…
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“If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke…
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Designing a New Old Home series, Table of Contents Beginnings ← You are Here Curiosity — Advice on starting Research, Sketch, Collect — Essential…
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Words softly tread upon our minds, making their marks. How then can we better give attention to language?
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Designing a New Old Home series, Table of Contents Beginnings — Why an “old” home, and how we came to buy land Curiosity ← You are here. Advice on…
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