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About alanatkins

I am using this blog to experiment with collective conversations and crowd wisdom.

Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird- A Poem by Wallace Stevens

I Among twenty snowy mountains, The only moving thing Was the eye of the blackbird. II I was of three minds, Like a tree In which there are three blackbirds. III The blackbird whirled in the autumn winds. It was … Continue reading

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Human beings are high maintenance.

No one wants to be burdened by someone who is constantly unstable or barnacle-esque, however¬†I am wondering if the concept of “low maintenance” as a positive thing in relationships is unhealthy.¬† I am sure that to be happy, a great … Continue reading

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“Snow”- A poem by David Berman

Walking through a field with my little brother Seth I pointed to a place where kids had made angels in the snow. For some reason, I told him that a troop of angels had been shot and dissolved when they … Continue reading

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the seed.

The goal of this blog is to experiment with various forms of collective wisdom through crowd-sourcing and open communication. Posts will not be regular as of now, but rather will be added only when I have an idea truly worth … Continue reading

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