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Theory of Mind: Literature and Writing

Theory of Mind is the ability to attribute mental states—beliefs, intents, desires, pretending, knowledge, etc.—to oneself and others, and to understand that others have beliefs, desires, intentions, and perspectives that are different from one’s own. It is a fascinating study that … Continue reading

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Tuesday Morning Truth

Hadn’t known about The Library House in Long Beach until a few women from my Jane Austen book discussion group met there for coffee a month back. It’s such a cool place I’ve gone back a couple of times. This … Continue reading

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The Mind of the Young Mare

Mares don’t get the best rap these days. Stallions get to be all macho and sex-crazed and noble and rearing against the sky and all that, and geldings (who are from heaven) are what everybody rides. Or is supposed to … Continue reading

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Horseblog Classic: The Don’ Wannas

Every so often, when a Horseblog falls on a holiday and our Horseblogger suffers an attack of the Don’Wannas, we reach into the vault and pull out an oldie but goodie. This one, from 2011, is just as apposite now … Continue reading

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Insanity Defense

According the wisdom of the Internets, the definition of insanity is repeating the same action over and over with the expectation of a different result. This is also the definition of stupidity. Horseman’s wisdom, meanwhile, declares that horses are creatures … Continue reading

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Life, Play, and Art

        How many writers played out story situations first, to experiment with physical effort, space, gravity, etc? In my many years of yard duty while teaching, I saw small kids learn real fast that cartoon bend and … Continue reading

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