Hello! Since I’ve been working more and more outside of home, I finally decided to get a better laptop, and hence to sell the beautiful iMac I bought last year. Update: Sold! Thank you Martine.

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Collaboration processes are still obscure; the tool cannot be neutral about it.

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To the noble Sangha, I am reading Sources of the Self, Charles Taylor’s book on moral philosophy, and he makes some philosophical claims which I think are worth examining from the viewpoint of the madhyamika doctrine of emptiness, at least if like me you enjoy this kind of speculation! He is arguing, against modern naturalistic-reductionist [...]

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Message very, very much at the last second, to say I will be back home soon for a short time… Actually, I am flying out this evening. Why did I not write earlier? Er… Maybe I was quite sick of writing, after the 505 pages of my thesis? Well, that’s according to university regulations: 12 [...]

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The name alone is the stuff of dreams, like Timbuktu that we almost visited in Mali; and Veena’s description had left me hoping for an exceptional visit. Indeed, the Stone Town, as they call the capital (to distinguish it from the part of the city on the «other side» of a bay, poorer, whose buildings [...]

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Today, I am a bit too tired (mild belly-ache) to think through my thesis, which is still progressing, although still at at tortoise pace… After the Albatross and the Hydra, the bestiary image that struck me recently was that of Snoopy endlessly typing “It was a dark and stormy night” atop his house. In one [...]

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Hi folks, I’m working on my email list… Writing does not come easily to me, as you know; but things are made even more complicated than before, due to the number of friends I have who can speak only one of French or English. I intend to mostly write in French, and translate in English [...]

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