Benjamin Rosenbaum

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I liked the long one better.


Posted by Vardibidian at March 16, 2006 05:45 PM

Hmm. I mean... me too. But, how so?

You sound like I lost the essential part.

Posted by Benjamin Rosenbaum at March 16, 2006 05:47 PM

Does the update help?

Posted by Benjamin Rosenbaum at March 16, 2006 06:13 PM

You mean I read all that when there was a Cliffs Notes available? Dang.

Posted by Scott Janssens at March 17, 2006 11:16 AM

I'm another fan of the long ones, and I appreciated V's long contribution as well.

When core stories came up on the previous thread, I found myself really wanting to join in but not feeling particularly satisfied with what were turning out to be more philosophical statements than stories. "Each I is a story the universe tells" was about the best I could hit, and for all that I think it's true, it doesn't really say much about how to read the world...

...but I just now remembered something that, like a good core story should, sunk in so well that I stopped thinking about it: "in life, there is coming together and there is tearing apart; even though in this world the tearing apart always wins, it's important to be on the side of the coming together."

Not that I'm always the greatest at that, but there it is.

Posted by Dan P at March 17, 2006 01:30 PM

Well, Paul Melko is now my hero. I read everything here, about 70% of the stuff at Duncan's place, and everything again at Mole's place... It's fascinating, yes -- but I was seriously considering cutting and pasting the whole mess into Word, printing it up double-columned in 8-point font, then using highlighters and sharpies to make a big flow chart so I could maybe figure out once and for all where the central topic of discussion had got to.

Abstracts, I keep thinking: This is why papers in science journals are required to have bleeding abstracts...

Posted by Jackie M. at March 20, 2006 02:55 PM

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