Category Archives: life

(When I was 58 …)

[An old draft entry that I just checked for errors and then inadvertently published for the very first time.  58 would make this ca. 2013 or so.  So view it as something ‘historical’.] Salvete, qui legunt – I am 58 … Continue reading

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Stereotypes

Salvete, qui legentes — The stereotype of the Muslim Terrorist is omnipresent, and, of course, all the more so now after the November attacks in Paris.  But I myself would like to know more about the people who de facto share … Continue reading

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Ah, Give Me the Cold War …

In the 1960s, poised beneath the uncertain nuclear stalemate between the USA and USSR, there continued to be hope for universal peace — the hoped-for product of World War II.  The First World War’s “never again!” notion had gone to … Continue reading

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Contrary Old Nature Consuming Me

Salvete, quicumque legātis – The one thing we know the Universe likes is friction. Collisions, mutations, heat, stress, movement of life, consumption of life by life – it seems to me the broad essential link is movement and conflict, whether … Continue reading

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Lawsuit over Support of Terrorism

Terrorism Trial, NY Times, 2015-Feb-24  NY Times: “The Palestinian Authority and the Palestine Liberation Organization were found liable on Monday by a jury in Manhattan for their role in knowingly supporting six terrorist attacks in Israel between 2002 and 2004 … Continue reading

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Felix est quem ….

Participating in our present age’s revival of Stoicism, I have often had occasion to ask myself: How in the world can I, arguably an abject slave of pleasure and indolence, a rattle-headed, timid, and puerile old do-nothing, how can I … Continue reading

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Emerson – my Introduction

When I wandered into the library the other day and perused the philosophy section (as I am wont to do when I can catch the reduced-hours library still open), I found a book on “Transcendentalism in America”, by Koster. The … Continue reading

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The Musical Clue

A clue. Lenin was seen weeping upon listening to one of Beethoven’s quartets – and yet he was as ruthless and detached a despot as any we’ve seen. A clue – to what? That no man is free of emotion, … Continue reading

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The Fudged Edges of Office Work Information

Petty rant: about Normal People, office management, and the craziness that mid-managers arrive at: Long ago I learned that while it was a heinous sin at work to be inaccurate on your timesheet, it was even worse to be accurate. … Continue reading

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HOWARD AGAIN

Found an inexpensive copy of Conquering Sword of Conan – third book of the tales, as published by Ballantine/Del Rey. Took it up at bed last night, chose to re-read “Black Stranger”. I feel a little clunkiness in the writing, … Continue reading

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OUTBURST

I know, I know. I’m relatively feeble; I’m too sensitive, and not too sharp. AND – worst of all! – I’m spoiled; I’ve “had it too easy”. That is all I ever hear from Right-wingers, Left-wingers, hot-shots, malcontents, as well … Continue reading

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"The Muse: Love Profaned…" [Very good blog-entry by Mike Hoffman, March 28, 2013]

Mike Hoffman, March 28, 2013: The Muse: Love Profaned…:   There are dangers inherent in living in the Technosphere.  Right now, the Technosphere involves three things: people (you), Money and Machin…

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