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News, Updates, and Occasional Writing from Will Buckingham

The Cheerfulness that Keeps Breaking Through

The Cheerfulness that Keeps Breaking Through

In memory of Leonard Cohen and Elee Kirk.

A Poem for Elee

A Poem for Elee

A translation of a poem by Zhang Rong, in memory of Elee Kirk.

The Flaws of Writers

The Flaws of Writers

The medieval Chinese writer on the flaws of writers.

On Vacation: Reeling in the Mind

On Vacation: Reeling in the Mind

Nourishing life to nourish your writing, and nourishing writing to nourish your life.

Giving Thanks at Thirty Thousand Feet

Giving Thanks at Thirty Thousand Feet

A thanksgiving gift, from Chengdu Airlines.

The Hard Cross-Cultural Problem in Philosophy

The Hard Cross-Cultural Problem in Philosophy

The monoculture of the global academy, and the challenge of doing philosophy cross-culturally.

Writing, Work and Ease: Liu Xie

Writing, Work and Ease: Liu Xie

The Chinese writer Liu Xie on writing without the struggle.

Two Tales of Horse-Training

Two Tales of Horse-Training

Contrasting thoughts on the metaphor of horse-training, from Buddhism and Daoism.

A Centre for Laziness - A Proposal

A Centre for Laziness - A Proposal

Unless we are accustomed to moving across the borderlands between hard work and laziness, then we are not going to live optimally