Category Archives: philosophy

Much Ado

It began as a case of mistaken identity. I was in the nursing home in Wayne, Nebraska (pre-pandemic) and was greeted by someone I hadn’t seen since ages ago. He had been visiting his mother who had just been admitted … Continue reading

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Clarity

Most days were spent in a mental fog, during my 30s. This was due to a combination of sleep apnea and working the graveyard shift. Regardless of the amount of sleep and coffee intake, I rarely felt mentally up to … Continue reading

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Gratitude

One of the science teachers at Irving Junior High in Lincoln, Nebraska liked to remind us seventh graders at the time, to never stop learning and to live one’s life with intellectual curiosity, humility, and gratitude. His “hypothesis of happiness” … Continue reading

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Practicality

Design and style are fickle, quirky concepts. On one hand, some of them are based mainly on impulsive flash and pizazz; while, on the other hand, some are primarily utilitarian. These traits apply to stuff and to current modes of … Continue reading

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Thoughts About Talent

My late brother Mark once remarked that the two of us were failed artists. We both had a good laugh because it was largely true. Our sketches and doodlings were uninteresting to others outside of the family. Even our father … Continue reading

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The Blame Game

Many years ago, my college psychology professor suggested that we should accept the weaknesses and failings of others. There are people who are more like us than we like to admit. There are also wretched people who populate society, some … Continue reading

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Pondering Benevolence

The workings of the human mind are as mysterious as they are ubiquitous. By looking at the face of someone, it’s difficult or maybe impossible to figure out what he is thinking or planning. Each human is a maze of … Continue reading

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