Writing to Persuade (1)

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    There are rules for augument, for persuasion, for convincing people that they should listen to you. It's challenging to change minds, there are fundamentals of persuasion, techniques for bringing p...

Exhalation: Stories (4)

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    But in the normal course of life, our need for air is far from our thoughts, and indeed many would say that satisfying that need is the least important part of going to the filling stations. If one...
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    Molly Gloss, who gave a speeach in which she talked about the impact that being a mother had on her as a writer. Raising a child, she said, "puts you in touch, deeply, inescapably, daily, with some...
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    Some people still argued that the broader course of history wouldn't change between the two branches, but it became a more difficult case to make. Silitonga had shown that the smallest change imagi...
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    Here was the line at which the pursuit of truth ceased to be an intrinsic good. When the only persons affected have a persnoal relationship with each other, other priorities are often more importan...

Coders (3)

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    Haver is used in its traditonal meaning: a curious type who loves tinkering with systems getting them to do new and weird things, and sometimes finding weak points - but generally within the law, w...
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    But the detectable differences in boy and girl cognition and behavior are too small to explain such divergence in life and career paths; instead, they're like a biological signal that gets heavily ...
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    Frankilin wrote down thirteen "virtues," including "Industry. Lose no time; be always employ'd in something useful; cut off all unnecessary actions," and "frugality. Make no expense but to do good ...

The Orchid and the Dandelion (3)

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    Each human life is a pearl of inestimable value. At our core, every one of us born into this bridght, troubled world is a being a radiant complexity and unspeakable worth. We are all, as the psalmi...
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    Both had within themselves a strong sense of uniqueness and personal destiny, as if there were a secret, special role for which each one was solely made. And both revealed an impressive commitment ...
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    It is a thorough openness to the world that fosters a fragile duality ofoutcomes: in strong, supportive social settings, they thrive like no other child, but in critical, undermining settings, they...

Savage Feast (2)

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    A restaurant kitchen is a place of great, joyous hate. Hate for the owners, who don't understand what the cooks need. Hate for the servers, who always show up at the wrong time. Hate for the diners...
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    However, the ache in my hands eventually subsided to a dull burn, and the strain in my stomach eased as I learned to wield the pickax from the right part of my body. I swung, sank, pulled, and heft...
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