Author Archive: Nathan Motulsky

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IKEA

IKEA

| April 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Gettorp in black-brown, the couple in white-white, the baby in white-brown. The husband pushes the cart. The baby sits facing him. He wonders if he knows.

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Open Letter to Fancy Bear

Open Letter to Fancy Bear

| February 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Call me a cynic, but I strongly believe that the days when anything on our computers were “private” are long gone.

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Regarding Obama’s Plea for Unity

Regarding Obama’s Plea for Unity

| January 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

What if Obama is wrong?

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The British Red Squirrel

The British Red Squirrel

| January 2, 2017 | 1 Comment

I recently went on a date with a British girl…

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The Butcher on the Day of His Daughter’s Birth

The Butcher on the Day of His Daughter’s Birth

| December 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

He stood, bone knife in hand, at the back of the store with a thawed hog’s carcass, split in half, on the steel counter in front of him.

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College is Like Sleep Paralysis

College is Like Sleep Paralysis

| November 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

How, you might ask, is this sensation anything like college? In several ways.

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Monet’s “Entrance to the Village of Vétheuil in Winter” at the Museum of Fine Arts

Monet’s “Entrance to the Village of Vétheuil in Winter” at the Museum of Fine Arts

| November 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

In a second-floor corner of the MFA, you will find Claude Monet’s “Entrance to the Village of Vétheuil in Winter.”

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Read More Fiction

Read More Fiction

| November 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

By reading fiction we can start to arrange the randomness which constitutes a life on earth in a way that gives it meaning.

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Ask What Makes You Come Alive

Ask What Makes You Come Alive

| November 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”

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