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My Maieutical Diary

Socrates taught by asking questions.  The method he used is known as “maieutics” from the Greek term for “midwifery”.  Because, believed Socrates,  the teacher was a midwife in that he helped give birth to latent knowledge in a person.  By … Continue reading

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Alone

Anne Frank started her famous diary because she was lonely and needed a friend. Loneliness was a major theme and  she wrote:  “You can be lonely even when you are loved by many people, since you are still not anybody’s … Continue reading

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Daisy’s Diary

Dreams are formed in the imagination and some of us have more imagination than others. Ginevra King was a rich 16 year old debutant  and  F. Scott Fitzgerald a 19 year old penniless university student when the two met and … Continue reading

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Surrogates of Beauty

My diary research led me to Marion Milner’s  A Life of One’s Own. In the past, I’ve used a diary as a means of letting out negative tension.  But not Marion.  She focused on writing when she was happy because … Continue reading

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Viola Davis

Viola Davis’ 2017 Oscar acceptance speech for best supporting actress in Fences was magical. She said, in essence, that graveyards are full of people with the greatest potential and stories to tell. Those stories—“the stories of the people who dreamed … Continue reading

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A True Story

Once upon a time, I was, without knowing it, a magician. All it took for me to actualize a desire was simply to will it.  But, at a certain point, my powers started to dissipate until, zap, they just totally … Continue reading

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The danger of diaries

Much has been said about the benefits of keeping a diary. For one, it helps articulate feelings and thus sharpens the blurs. Also, when we get that feeling ”it’s not easy for me to be me”, a diary can act … Continue reading

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