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Tom Cheetham's weekly conversations about our world and the imagination it takes to live well in it. We wander in poetry and the arts, philosophy, science, psychology and religion, and elsewhere. "The end of childhood is when things cease to astonish us" and no matter our age, we can regain the "beginner's mind" we had as children.

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Feb 11, 2017

To approach the question of "writing," both legible and illegible, along with the more basic question of signification, we need to greatly expand our sense of what reading is. One way to do that is to think about its history. How has the experience of reading changed since people first began doing it? Why is this important for us?