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We’re excited that you’ve joined the conversation! At HMU, we want to continue the great authors’ conversations in a contemporary context, and this blog will help us do that. We look back to Aristotle and the early philosophers who used reason and discourse to gain wisdom and now we endeavor to do the same every day.

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December 3, 2021 Thanks to Alissa Simon, HMU Tutor, for today’s post. Listen to “Misty Mountain Hop” by Led Zeppelin while reading today’s blog. In The Meaning of Travel by Emily Thomas, she explains that mountains used to be feared, vile, despicable places. In literature, they were described with disdain and hatred. She quotes John …

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August 27, 2021 Thanks to Alissa Simon, HMU Tutor, for today’s post. I picked up Intimations by Zadie Smith with no intention to write about it. I simply wanted to read another person’s experience of COVID and isolation. Though I have worked fairly hard to steel my mind against the static, restrictive nature of the …

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February 26, 2021 Thanks to Kyle Ryan Williams, an HMU 2021 Fellow in Ideas, for today’s post. In this pandemic era, COVID-19 has turned everything on its head. We are forced to isolate ourselves away from others in hopes of minimizing the rate by which the virus is transmitted. The prevention and sickness and death …

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January 29, 2021 Thanks to Alissa Simon, HMU Tutor, for today’s post. “It is not easy to realize the serene joy of all the earth, when she commences to shine unobstructedly, unless you have often been abroad alone in moonlight nights.” – Henry David Thoreau Discussions this month focused on Henry David Thoreau’s essay “Night …

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April 10, 2020 Thanks to Minette Bryant, a 2020 HMU Fellow in Ideas, for today’s post. To say the least, these are unprecedented times. Certainly for the current generations—all of them!—there has not been another scenario like the one we are living out. We are making it up as we go. As a mother and …

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October 14, 2016 Thanks to Alissa Simon, HMU Tutor, for today’s post. “So come out of your cave walking on your hands/ And see the world hanging upside down/ You can understand dependence when you know the maker’s land” – Mumford and Sons, “The Cave” “Without pride or delusion,/ the fault of attachment overcome,/ intent …

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October 23, 2015 A few weeks ago, Alissa Simon, HMU Tutor, interviewed New Mexican artist Lea Anderson. Today’s post stems from that interview. This lengthy blog post is an experiment. We would love your feedback regarding the results. Thanks to Alissa Simon and Lea Anderson for today’s post! In my interview with Lea, we discussed …

Experiment in Art Read More »

September 18, 2015 Alissa Simon, HMU Tutor, recently interviewed Lea Anderson, an artist whose work, Memoryfeeld, touches upon many of the Great Ideas. The interview is posted in its entirety following a short introduction of Lea Anderson. Lea Anderson, a San Diego native, has lived and worked in the New Mexico art community for over …

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July 31, 2015 A few weeks ago, we posted a blog about the idea of experience as it relates to ego and sport. To further that idea, today we hope to investigate experience from a different perspective. Namely, how can one gain meaningful experience? In order to investigate this question, we have focused on a …

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July 17, 2015 The beginning of the 2015 Tour de France and the completion of the 2015 Women’s World Cup introduces questions of the interplay between ego and experience. How does one become more than proficient, become expert, at a specific skill without elevating the ego beyond reasonable bounds? What would a reasonable boost in …

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