Reflections on a Visit to the Saxon State Museum of Archaeology

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"Through the sterile representation of ancient objects we are reminded that the non-material world was always illusion. The disenchantment that came with the enlightenment was merely a recognition of the true human condition, rather than a process that was rooted in a particular (materialist) ontology. The reduction of human history to technological evolution is the

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#Haiku of the day (March 10)

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Daily haiku: Trams – Riders live and die/ Warmth turns to cold turns to warmth/ They loop on unfazed

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Probably my worst travel experience ever

Ok, my travel companion and I didn't get physically hurt and no objects were stolen from us. But our sanity was temporarily stolen, or lost, or both. I had never felt so wretched while traveling, and I do travel quite a bit. Bad karma, or something, hit us at that point and there was nothing

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#Haiku of the day (March 9)

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Daily haiku: Us – The first shy flowers/ Peeked out the frozen ground white/ Turning red in spring

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Saying hello (for lack of a better headline)

It was learning German, a break from my English-language academic writing, that brought me back to poetry. I found myself on a bus from Berlin to Leipzig writing a very basic-worded break-up poem in German, just for practice. (I will share said poem here once it has been properly proofread.) The next morning, I found

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