What Have We Recovered?

Learning is about recovering.  We are flooded with information and we struggled to analyze the important bits and store them in memory. Then, when the most precious moment arrives, we recover those precocious stored bits to save us from ourselves.  On
the awful anniversary of 9/11, we now must begin to ask — “What have
we recovered?” — in the steaming, soulless pit that used to be the
World Trade Center.

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The Most Vulnerable Hole

We are filled with punctures.  Our bodies are pretty adept at protecting the holes in us, but there is one particular hole that is more vulnerable than all the others put together and gender and stature and economic state have no bearing on the witness of that virtuous hole.

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