Brain Pickings

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mid-week newsletter

Because I’ve been at this for fifteen years and because I write primarily about ideas of a timeless character, I have decided to plunge into the archive every Wednesday and choose from the thousands of essays one worth resurfacing and resavoring. Subscribe to this free midweek pick-me-up for heart, mind, and spirit below — it is separate from the standard Sunday digest of newly published pieces:



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