Sleepers, Wake!

  The Ordeal of J.S. Bach The boy watched in muted grief as adults threw handfuls of dirt upon the coffin below.  The hole in the ground became a hole in the young boy’s life, a hole that his mother… Read More ›

Godel, Escher, Bach

Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas R. Hofstadter (1999) In this, the Twentieth-anniversary Edition of Hofstadter’s seminal work, we learn “how it is that animate beings can come out of inanimate matter” through “strange loops” of symbolic… Read More ›