Category Archives: philosophy

Be Who You Are

Harvey Milk was the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in the State of California. If Milk had not been assassinated, he might have turned 92 today. He was a gay-rights and human-rights activist most of … Continue reading

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Thoughts About Tact

When we were young children, most of us probably did not understand the basics about tact nor even its meaning. Parents and other adults generally made allowances for this lacking out of understanding and tact. Eventually, most children do learn … Continue reading

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To Be Strong

While skimming through a few years old diaries in search of an anecdote about my late brother, I came across a quote that a cousin had emailed to me a week after Mark’s death. “The world is the great gymnasium … Continue reading

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Self-Indulgent

Nostalgia is a tempting mind-space to use as an escape that I also often use as a prompt to write. The fact of the matter is that nostalgia is an indulgence–an unwise one at that. One cannot live effectively in … Continue reading

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Civil Mindset

The polarization of the U.S. citizenry and of Congress along with the increase in slander and libel by popular commentators and political leaders are stains on the fabric of our political system and a violation of the basic principles of … Continue reading

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To Meditate

“Opinion has caused more trouble on this little earth than plagues or earthquakes.”–Voltaire I have often wondered about the types of meditation Voltaire may have practiced. His insights about human awareness and consciousness hint that he more than dabbled in … Continue reading

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Eudaimonia

A former Roman Catholic priest once shared his views about a concept similar to happiness that he learned during his schooling. Edward mentioned eudaimonia during an intimate discussion with my friends group at a birthday party gathering a few years … Continue reading

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