Category Archives: communication

THE BURNING OF BRAZIL

The Cove, JT Winik, 2012 “Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself in your way of thinking.”  ― Marcus Aurelius Frank didn’t understand it either. A purposeless activity, he called it, a waste … Continue reading

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The Poetry Game

Now and then you meet someone with whom it is just so much fun to play. You sit down together and your minds start bouncing about, ricocheting off walls and exploding with laughter. … We call these people friends. And … Continue reading

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RUMINATIONS OF THE HEART — on Valentine’s Day

Heavy Heart, JT Winik, 2006 Throughout evolution, ostracism was death indeed. – Helen Fisher You should read history–look at ostracism, persecution, martyrdom, and that kind of thing. They always happen to the best men, you know. – George Elliot Pain … Continue reading

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Art and Controversy – notes on a love affair and taking a moment …

JT Winik, Precipice, 2004 (Looking Out Series) In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves. — Buddha Controversy equalizes fools and wise men in the same … Continue reading

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Pen to Paper – a lost art?

Letter writing is the only device for combining solitude with good company. – Lord Byron Or don’t you like to write letters. I do because it’s such a swell way to keep from working and yet feel you’ve done something. … Continue reading

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Table Talk (… the real and the virtual )

The Costume Party © JT Winik, 1998 “Don’t raise your voice, improve your argument.” – Desmond Tutu “Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something” ~ Plato Walk down the street, randomly … Continue reading

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