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Demolishing Deconstructionism

“Deconstructionism” is a dangerous political application that has taken root in universities as a serious method of discovery and recognition of textual art in performance. Deconstructionism is nasty because – like Peer Gynt’s endless onion without a core — the whole attempt to pull apart and redefine the whole of something falls apart in your hands the moment you try to apply Deconstructionism’s molehill to a mound of merits.

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Divining Meaning in Hey Jude

I love the Beatles. Their songs have informed the joys and the sorrows across the arc of my life.
One of the best Beatles songs is “Hey Jude” — written for Julian Lennon by Paul McCartney upon the dissolution of John Lennon’s first marriage — and I have always wondered about the meaning of a particular bit of lyric in that song.

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Tai Chi Beginning

Tai Chi is a method of gentle movements that will help direct the positive flow of Qi in your body. When I was a graduate student at Columbia University, I would see students practicing Tai Chi in a small park near the campus off Amsterdam Avenue. I would silently watch their soothing movements and I found myself drawn in to their level of deep meditation.

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