Category Archives: Nautical

Along the Duck River

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it’s always ourselves we find in the sea

For whatever we lose(like a you or a me) it’s always ourselves we find in the sea ­–e.e. cummings, maggie and milly and molly and may (1958)

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Protected: Happy Evacuation Day!

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Protected: Stories about the Presidents

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Protected: Like a Modern-Day Agrippa

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Protected: Plumbing the Depths

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Scylla or Charybdis? The Homeric Trolley Problem

The recent publication of two new books on ethics have got me thinking about one of my favorite Homeric stories. David Edmonds’ Would You Kill the Fat Man? (Princeton) and Thomas Cathcart’s The Trolley Problem (Workman) each deal with an … Continue reading

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