Category Archives: Various life philosophies

She thinks she’s so smart

Attack on expertise, on intelligence. Genna Buck interviews Tom Nichols: No one listens to experts anymore, Ottawa Metro, March 23, 2017. What he says, what he says People don’t want to talk about it [anti-intellectualism], but it’s because of the … Continue reading

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Gratitude

For some, it seems that hope is what keeps things moving. For many, gratitude is more inspirational. Know someone who can’t stand the phrase “it could be worse.” Some sense that this involves misapprehension of the present. Yet all the … Continue reading

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Dead Zone: Set Afire The Longship

An email comment to Neil Remington Abramson: More of a rush than you or I appreciate. We are in the dead zone, let us both keep in mind… To which he replied: For now, I am more concerned with “departures” … Continue reading

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“That’s why I’m so well-tempered. I avoid anything that’s real.”

Well you say you got the blues Got holes in both of your shoes Feeling alone and confused You got to keep on smiling Keep on smiling Comment by the same friend. Keep on smiling through the rain Laughing at … Continue reading

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“I don’t like anything that makes me feel things. That’s why I listen to rap music.”

Comment from a friend, reacting to a David Blue song. Gotta bad habitz:

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“Pain is a great changer of ways.”

Eulogy comment of a family member of the deceased.

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So when do you

…look back, with some sense of satisfaction and purpose See a client looking back, shortly before death, nearly shouting “I was the provider!” Or someone long in years, looking back with fondness at the life that she provided for her … Continue reading

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