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Uncorrupted Reason

I came across a remarkable collection of works produced by Thomas Cole, the English-born American artist who is credited with founding the Hudson River School. Cole possessed an uncommon ability to capture broad strokes of history in his landscapes. Cole … Continue reading

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What is Progress? Insights from Gregg Hake

What is progress?  I had to laugh when I read Norwegian ethnologist Thor Heyerdahl’s clever definition of progress.  He said that “Progress is man’s ability to complicate simplicity.” Despite our supposed progress as a species, human beings have a knack for making … Continue reading

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