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The Writer’s Autumn Leaves



The year begins in autumn, although not entirely in line with the “school year.” The first month or two after the summer break, which has a certain feel even for those, including me, who have no actual break, involve slowing down from one season and beginning the work for the next. The changing color of the leaves is like a signal to move along, with the first few gusts of cold wind spurring us on — forward or inside or both.

The rest of this essay is available in Just Thinking: Volume I, 10/29/01–10/21/02 and is for sale in Confidence Place: The Timshel Arts Store.





10/14/02 Seasoning the Balance (Life)

10/07/02 Fundamentalism by Any Other Name (Religion)

09/30/02 Time Has Told Me (Religion)

09/23/02 Inspecting the Inspector and Making the Case, Part 2 (Iraq)

09/16/02 Inspecting the Inspector and Making the Case, Part 1 (Iraq)

09/09/02 The Heart Is Always More (Society)

09/02/02 Meetings on the Road, III: Inexplicable Carvings (Religion)

08/26/02 Address the Scandal Thoroughly, but Quickly (Religion)

08/19/02 But Still... Media Evidence Against Steven Hatfill (Media)

08/12/02 A Conversion... of Sorts (Religion)

08/05/02 A Bright Future for Revolution, Part 3 (Technology)

07/29/02 Money and Politics: So What’s the Point? (Economics)

07/22/02 Quantum Morality (Religion)

07/15/02 In Cahoots (Life)

Archives back to 10/29/01