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    Old fic imported from Livejournal.

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  1. Public Bookmark 10

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    Henry and Eleanor had raised no children. They had raised princes and dukes and counts, and whatever John was, but no children. Just powerful strangers with too much to prove at each other's expense.

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    15 Mar 2018

  2. Public Bookmark 5

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    Cooking itself is the art of surrender. The work of it is true hard labor: sweat, aching joints, sometimes blood. The fruits of it are beautiful, carefully asymmetrically arranged on spotless porcelain. But the fruits of it are for someone else to enjoy.

    The best chef in the world is the one who can put everything he’s got into a dish and then hand it off at the pass and not even think to look after it. The best chef in the world surrenders.

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    31 Dec 2017

  3. Public Bookmark 25

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    The postmodern, relativist pragmatism of Richard Rorty seems to facilitate a more universally accessible ethics by rejecting top-down ethical mandates and the notion of moral certainty in favor of an adaptable approach founded upon concepts of hope, utility, and restorative efficacy. This claim to accessibility is tested by individuals such as E. S., whose fundamental narcissism should, under more traditional ethical frameworks, preclude the development of a coherent ethics. However, as this case study reveals, E. S.'s adherence to the Rortian paradigm allows her to develop a consistent and functional ethical approach without forcing her to first address her inflated sense of self. The case of E. S. reveals Rortian pragmatism as a tool for introducing ethics to the naturally resistant, and as an argument against the exclusion of narcissistic individuals from ethical dialogues.

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    30 Dec 2017

  4. Public Bookmark 66

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    Please read this guide carefully before activating your Janet.

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    27 Dec 2017

  5. Public Bookmark 2

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    “Your dream partner grows in the back of your mind, secret, like your dream girl. Mine grew up with violin lessons, floor-to-high-ceiling books, red setters, a confidence he took for granted and a dry sense of humor no one but me would get. Mine was everything that wasn’t Conway, and I would’ve bet hers was everything that wasn’t me. But the click was there. Maybe, just for a few days, we could be good enough for each other." – Stephen Moran, The Secret Place

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    25 Dec 2017

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