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Travel: Italy and other thoughts

Probably the most fascinating part of the trip to Italy this fall was the city of Matera. It’s an ancient city carved into the side of a magnificent limestone ravine. The homes are actually caves, although from the outside you … Continue reading

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Not walking much

That’s my foot and that whitish area in the fifth metatarsal with the little arrow pointing to it is a stress fracture. I am now at the end of 6 weeks of wearing a boot and being on crutches.  I … Continue reading

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Philosophers’ Walk

When I first had the idea that I wanted to start a blog it was shortly after a trip to Kyoto where I had walked along the philosophers’ walk. The name of the blog came to me while I was … Continue reading

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Maybe I Like CrossFit (Guest Post)

Originally posted on Fit Is a Feminist Issue:
In May 2014, emboldened by my successful adventures in cycling – embarking on a new physical activity after 60 (see my Guest Post on this)– I decided that I should try CrossFit. Now…

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New feminist philosophy journal! Four fantastic feminist philosophers are editors of a new philosophy journal!

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Why is this story about women?

Perhaps it is my imagination but it seems to me that the NYT has a tendency to frame stories about women, work, and family in a way that is somewhat reactionary.  This morning’s story, “Coveting Not a Corner Office, but … Continue reading

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Sentiment and reason

Next week’s The New Yorker (January 17) has an article by David Brooks, What the science of human nature can teach us: newyorker.com.  It’s actually is is an excerpt from his forthcoming book which is primarily about education, according to his description.   … Continue reading

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