note: Emancipatory Endurance and The Endurance of Fetters

I remember that, as a child, I would enjoy enduring the challenge of a lengthy run in P. E. (physical education, aka phys ed). No doubt this was in part because I looked up to an excellent runner in the family. And I don’t doubt that this enjoyment was partly emphasized by the social contrast […]

note: Cleanliness, Godliness, Kondo, & Popper

The phrase “Cleanliness is close to godliness” comes to mind. It implies a lack of things undone. To be clean is chiefly to maintain conditions for health. The great many modern varieties of clean (and pretenders thereabouts) are branches of this conceptual tree. (To be clean is to be sanitary, rooted etymologically with health.) sanitary […]