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Michael Wood
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About Me
I am a PhD student studying sociology at the University of Notre Dame. Among other things, I write and take pictures in my free time.
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Pattern 1
Pattern 1: Leaves
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On Faith: or Why I Still Believe in Spite (or because) of Receiving a Liberal Education.
Let's be honest with one another, dear reader. In the following
essay, I will be writing about my own faith and convictions. I
understand that many who read this will have already left behind the
beliefs and practices which I hold dear and true, and if this...
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Faith in Humanity
"Faith in humanity restored!" This is going to make me sound like an awful curmudgeon, but the "faith in humanity" cliche drives me crazy. Let me explain. Faith in humanity is a serious deal. Faith in humanity is what allows us to reach our human potential ...
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The Time Machine - Things that stay the same
"I think that at that time none of us quite believed in the Time Machine. The fact is, the Time Traveler was one of those men who are too clever to be believed: you never felt that you saw all round him; you always suspected some subtle reserve, some ingenu...
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Frankenstein Pt. 2 - Creation
If you type "create" in a youtube search box, you'll find tens of millions of hits. The variety of how-to videos on youtube is stunning. Videos range from the very practical "how to create and sell a phone app with no coding skills" to the highly philosophi...
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Frankenstein Pt. 1 - Introduction
I don't think I have ever seen a Frankenstein movie all the way through, but I've seen enough clips and pictures to know that Frankenstein's monster is big and dumb and has an impossibly squarish head and huge electrodes in his neck. Furthermore, I know tha...
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A Familiar Situation
You just read a book. You learned a lot from the book -- at least you think you learned a lot -- and you feel like what you read is somehow important. You feel pretty good about having read the book, and maybe you're a little sad that it's over. Most likely...
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Getting Real About Perfectionism.
This is me getting real. Everything that follows is a rough, un-edited draft. I purposely
decided to not worry about editing, for reasons that will soon become
apparent. This is about me and my struggle with debilitating perfectionism.
I recognize that in s...
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The Ten Most Compelling Numbers of ALL TIME
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