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Heroes of humanity

There are lots of mainstream movies about humans doing crazy, spectacular things for survival, for honor and for others. “127 Hours,” “Interstellar” and “Schindler’s List,” just to name a few. When I watch movies like these, I often think about what it takes to go beyond our human limitations of fear to do great things. Is…

Perceive responsibly

As I peck at my keyboard on the uppermost floor of Green Library, my lenses are smudged with fingerprints. Through the window I see the tops of the palm trees against a background of generous blue and sun-dappled stone; I see students, ponder their stories, and rejoice in the motley splendor of difference. I wipe my glasses clean.