By Daniel Yergin ; traduccion de Maria Elena Aparicio Aldazabal .
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A fellow graduate student, who was also doing nontraditional research, said she was very glad I was in the department because my project made everyone else’s seem fairly conventional. I learned an important lesson at the university. Walls of resistance often turn into doorways if you lean steadily against them for a while. Once I was asked to give advice to a group of new graduate students, and I suggested that they take as long as possible to earn their degree. At first their supervisory committee would find many reasons why their dissertation was not acceptable; eventually the committee would just want to get rid of them and would support damn near anything.
For visuals this place is a delight. Across the eastern channel, rock-rugged hills, and beyond, snow and glaciered mountains with sharp almost-needle peaks. A light breeze from the west brings the roar of waterfalls from rock walls a mile and a half away. All afternoon, the sea has been flat calm, and if I’d seen this two days ago, I might now be moving my stuff to the bay. But I’ve begun to build here and am glad to be getting on with it. Work went well today. It rained hard all morning, and I lounged.
P. cm. Includes bibliographical references. ISBN 978-1-57731-632-9 (hardcover : alk. paper) 1. Solitude. 2. Spiritual life. I. Title. 092—dc22 [B] 2008020886 First printing, September 2008 ISBN 978-1-57731-632-9 Printed in Canada on 100% postconsumer-waste recycled paper New World Library is a proud member of the Green Press Initiative. 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 For Patti and Cat and for the wind and rain of southern Chile CONTENTS Preface Introduction: The Call of Solitude February 2001 March 2001 Interlude: On Journaling and Storytelling April 2001 Interlude: Method, Solitude, and Meditation May 2001 June 2001 Interlude: A Glance at Other Solitaries July 2001 Interlude: Dancing in the Hallowed Halls August 2001 September 2001 Interlude: The Urge to Be Alone October 2001 Interlude: Technology and Desire November 2001 December 2001 Interlude: Spiritual Practice January 2002 Interlude: Small Mind/Big Mind February 2002 Reentry Epilogue Patti’s Story Acknowledgments Appendix Notes Bibliography About the Author PREFACE On February 5, 2001, I went to live on a small, remote island on the Pacific coast of southern Chile, just west of the Andes Mountains and more than a hundred miles by water from the nearest small town.
La historia del petroleo by Daniel Yergin ; traduccion de Maria Elena Aparicio Aldazabal .