Becoming Human

The ruminations of M.G. Bianco

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What is Becoming Human?

What does it mean to be human? What does 'becoming human' mean? What is this website all about?

A Sonnet a Day

What is more than human than playing with words and creating? Poetry is one of the most perfect art forms in that it requires us to do both, that it gives us the opportunity to practice both. Read more for an opportunity to join a community wanting to practice this art form purposefully for a month.

A Beautiful Question: Finding Nature's Deep Design

What is beauty? Is it possible to see the universe as a work of art? What would that mean if it is? Nobel Prize in Physics winner Frank Wilczek asks a beautiful question and seeks to answer it in his new book.

Letters to My Sons: A Humane Vision for Human Relationships

Don't be fooled by the title. This book is about human relationships more than it is about a father and sons. One of the most difficult things we face in trying to be human, living in harmony with others, is what this book is about.

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    Writing poetry is one of those activities that all human beings should do. Well, not really, but humans are […]

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  • What is Becoming Human?

    I don’t know. I do, however, think it has something to do with trying to understand what makes humans human. So what are humans that […]

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“Do you know what the definition of insane is? Yes. It’s the inability to relate to another human being. It’s the inability to love.” ― Richard Yates, Revolutionary Road