Category Archives: philosophy

Sincerity

The woman spoke forcefully of honor, virtue, and faith. She pointed to her vows and conflicts with primal desires. She expressed herself with practiced eloquence very convincingly. The speaker had a charismatic, personal presence that appealed to a certain form … Continue reading

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More Peace

“Peace is not a relationship of nations. It is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of soul. Peace is not merely the absence of war. It is also a state of mind. Lasting peace can come only … Continue reading

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Escape

Today is 9/20/20 as written out in the U.S. date abbreviation format. The 20/20 immediately stands out in my mind and I shudder at the reminder about this being the year 2020. This has been a nightmare of a year … Continue reading

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Balancing Act

I’m more aware of the precarious nature of physical balance as I’ve gotten older. The need to be more mindful while climbing and descending stairs is more apparent. I have a pair of walking shoes that feature a very tall … Continue reading

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Obsessed

My late father admitted that he was obsessed with practical, cold, hard facts. Imaginary scenarios rarely captured his interest. The only exception I remember was a year-long obsession with Immanuel Velikovsky’s book Worlds in Collision. Dad liked to quote Velikovsky’s … Continue reading

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Illusions

The steady rumbling of distant thunder awakened me too early in the morning. I stumbled into the living room to retrieve my phone in order to check NOAA weather radar. It revealed a couple of non-severe thunderstorms approaching town from … Continue reading

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Inclusion

“We have an admirable commitment to diversity and inclusion.” The quote is boilerplate and has a feel good quality about it. The quote is passive and largely meaningless.┬áIt papers over possible flaws in actual inclusion. Variations of the quote have … Continue reading

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