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November 27th, 2020

In Robert M. Pirsig’s Book/Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, he recalls a student in his writing class who was creatively blocked after setting herself the task of writing about the USA. She returned to Pirsig, upset that she couldn’t think of anything to write. He suggested to narrow the topic down to Bozeman, Montana. She returned later once again, annoyed that she was still blocked. He suggested zooming in on the main street in Bozeman. Once again she returned upset that she couldn’t think of anything to say about one street in Bozeman. Pirsig was losing patience,