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Mastermind

“Like all other arts, the Science of Deduction and Analysis is one which can only be acquired by long and patient study, nor is life long enough to allow any mortal to attain the highest possible perfection in…

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5 Replies · Reply by Peter O'Tool Nov 18, 2016

The Power of Habit

“The brain has this amazing ability to find happiness even when the memories of it are gone” (28).

Eugene Pauly was an elderly man in his early sixties when he started having memory issues. It started with him forgetting…

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3 Replies · Reply by Devan Spencer Nov 18, 2016

The Night of the Gun

“Sitting outside my hotel in Tucson, nineteen years after the twins were born, Anna suggested that I had, on one occasion, smoked crack in her hospital room. There is no personal recollection of doing so, but I have no reason to…

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4 Replies · Reply by Maya Haukap Nov 18, 2016

American Nations

“I very consciously used the word nations to describe theses regional cultures, for by the time they agreed to share a federation of state, each had long exhibited the characteristics of nationhood” (3).…

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4 Replies · Reply by Elijah Dirkx Nov 18, 2016

Utopia

“No matter how sophisticated or righteous we believe ourselves to be, we’re all so clueless and careless when confronted with the idea of a world we know nothing about” (6).

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5 Replies · Reply by Ashtyn Perrin Nov 18, 2016