Living Appropriately: Musings From a History Teacher in Colombia
Sailing to Byzantium

Sailing to Byzantium

Sailing to Byzantium by William Butler Yeats That is no country for old men. The young In one another’s arms, birds in the trees— Those dying generations—at their song, The salmon-falls, the mackerel-crowded seas, Fish, flesh, or fowl, commend all summer long Whatever...
The Tao of the Bene Gesserit

The Tao of the Bene Gesserit

From the Bene Gesserit rite: “I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its...
Requiem for a Friend

Requiem for a Friend

“For this is wrong, if anything is wrong: not to enlarge the freedom of a love with all the inner freedom one can summon. We need, in love, to practice only this: letting each other go. For holding on comes easily; we do not need to learn it.”...