Blogs of the Round Table

May 2018: Haste

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Whoa, this month got started very quickly, didn’t it? Jeez, what a mess. I was in such a rush to finish last month’s festivities, the beginning of this month came storming up zipped right by me. In all this hurry, I’ve had…

April Roundup: The Long Journey

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The month has passed, and even if we haven’t yet climbed the mountain, cast the ring into the fires, or defeated the evil wizard, we’re spent some time dwelling on the process and the scope of this adventure we’re on. So, without…

April 2018: The Long Journey

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We’ve knocked out three of the twelve months in our gentle meander down the year 2018, and it’s a pathway that can neither be rushed nor slowed. All we can do is look forward to the next nine months and continue our…

February-March Roundup: History

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Rest at ease friends of BoRT, the day of April Foolishness is another note in history. And like so much of the history that makes us we can (re)examine, (re)consider, and (re)interpret the story it tells us about who we are. Over…

February 2018: History

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The month of chocolates and stuffed bears is upon us! But the celebration of such things doesn’t come out of nowhere. This month at BoRT we’re interested in where things come from, how circumstances align to make something happen, how stories of the…

January Roundup: Novelty

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New years’ month is always a little unsettling in how quickly it seems to go. The cold weather is overstaying its welcome, but the days seem to slip away without much regard for productivity. Surprisingly brief, then, is the second theme to…

January 2018: ‘Novelty’

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Another year done and dusted—it’s time to take the old calendar off the wall, and hang up the new one. Newness being one of the things we value in our daily life. We’re often so married to our patterns and routines that…

November Roundup: Collapse

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Now is the time when it’s all coming to a head. Here at the nexus of finishing semesters and quarters in scholastics, several seasonal holidays, coming to a collapse seems inevitable. It’s a rough time, but the immediate future promises new rest….

November 2017: ‘Collapse’

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There is something about the tight nexus of holidays around this time of year that always feels a bit exhausting. Last month, we pondered the nature of Hospitality, a theme that’s also relevant with the festivities on the horizon. Though getting family…