The Stranger at Our Doorstep

By John F. Zurn When I was a young boy, one of my most troubling problems proved to be sensitivity. This difficulty handling emotions often embarrassed me because it made me appear immature. Any type of scolding would trigger tears, but so could hurt feelings, or mourning the death of a pet. Whether at school … Continue reading The Stranger at Our Doorstep

Seeking the Color of the Shadows

By Chitra Gopalakrishnan I sit with old and young relatives in Coimbatore, in Tamil Nadu, in the south of India, in my aunt Radha’s home, or rather on her balmy thinnai, her long and wide red oxide porch, its polish alive and glistening at a level of perfection that can be achieved only by hundreds … Continue reading Seeking the Color of the Shadows

Pratt Street, Baltimore: A Nonfiction Story

By George Keyes There are several famous courses and stores along Pratt Street that seems to carry a common railroad myth to the Western Hemisphere. There is the link to the historical traffic at the Mount Clare Station near of Pratt and Poppleton Streets that was the first  full-fledged railroad depot in the entire country … Continue reading Pratt Street, Baltimore: A Nonfiction Story

Like Kant and Hölderlin Withal

The ontological new-Romantic period according to Paweł Markiewicz This is a philosophy, that Paweł Markiewicz has drafted. Proceeding from the Kant´s sentence: „The bestarred heaven above me, the moral law in me”. There are on earth: the human part down below and the starry section up there. One reaches for the stars, longs for them, … Continue reading Like Kant and Hölderlin Withal

A Response to Francis Bacon’s “The Four Idols”

By Thomas Page Can science answer everything? Why does your phone keep deleting your notes? Ask science. Why do monarch butterflies migrate every year through California? Ask science. How do I cook ramen in less time? Ask science. Francis Bacon says in his essay “The Four Idols” that science is the true path to knowledge. … Continue reading A Response to Francis Bacon’s “The Four Idols”