Category Archives: old age

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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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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Old Age, Fatigue

Iis qui legant – Salvete.My theory is that when old age starts to shut us down, our simple, common human facets are worn away first, and what’s left of our selves clings to our obsessions and fetishes. Smiles fade, patience … Continue reading

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