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Independent

Viable humans have four qualities that enable freedom: consciousness, self-awareness, creative imagination, and independent will. Together, these give us the power to respond, to choose, to adapt, and to evolve our views. These qualities are manifestations of mental clarity and … Continue reading

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The Light

I like this metaphor that some philosophers use, “when the lights come on”, to describe when a living organism becomes conscious. Of course there is the bookend phrase, “when the lights go out” to describe death. The simple phrases are … Continue reading

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Brain Awareness

I take a sip of coffee and glance down at Random Kitty.  He is puzzled that I’m not sharing something with him. Random jumps onto the sofa, sniffs at my cup, then leaps onto the floor at my feet to … Continue reading

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Off To Dreamland

I was in the middle of a guided tour of New York City with Charlie Brown this morning, when everything turned for the worse.  We had just finished riding through Midtown Manhattan on our blue, ten-speed bikes when we decided … Continue reading

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Huh?

The wailing of the sirens blended into my consciousness.  I was half awake and half asleep.  Struggling into wakefulness, the need to possibly walk downstairs to the basement helped me to awaken.  The alarm clock read two o’clock!  The sirens … Continue reading

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