Category Archives: Philosophy

Just a little . . .

It’s easy to confuse the little questions with the big questions. Language itself is often imprecise and misleading. Yet at other times it offers the appearance of an exactitude which is unwarranted, or at least inapplicable. Can we see the difference when we need to? Have we become so smart that we are outsmarting ourselves? Have we become victims of a conflation of logic and hubris? Continue reading

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Update: Stairway To Heaven

Why do we seek high places? We generally look up when we pray. We don’t send our prayers into the dirt, we launch them out and upwards to float into the ether of spiritual space. We certainly don’t ever aspire to the lower moral ground. We don’t say, ‘I’m at the bottom of the world.’ We don’t declare, ‘I had a valley experience.’ When we smoke a joint, we don’t get low. I guess we just assume that somewhere “up there” is some comfort. Maybe some answers. And if we don’t get the answers we need, at least we have a nice view or easy exhilaration. Continue reading

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In a land of pigs . . . bacon is a sacrament!

I’m great! You’re great! We’re great! America is great! It makes me feel . . . GREAT! Continue reading

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How to Become a Target for State Assassination

The absence of war is not peace. More accurately, in our times the absence of war is a truce. A truce is the abatement of conflict with no guarantee that war will not break out again. Peace is a state where no conflict is ongoing or possible. Continue reading

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Still Crazy After All These Years

My wife, Masumi, has yoga and ballet. Even in the cold, twice a week I stumble up and down a big mound of dirt. Works for me. Is it so unreasonable to think that every single person in the world deserves this? Just a simple, basic shot at happiness, free from hunger, fear, war, oppression. Continue reading

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Politics is a Rock Concert, Not a Seminar.

All we have now is war, morning, noon and night . . . 24/7/365. We need a new “anthem” that rocks this nation back to its senses. War and fear and militarization and national bankruptcy are over . . . if you want it. Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

My heartfelt holiday song, performed by my lovely wife Masumi and I. Continue reading

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Beauty . . . is everywhere!

“There is beauty everywhere.” I am learning to look for it. Continue reading

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United?

What does the ‘united’ in United States of America now stand for? What exactly during these contentious, deeply divisive, tragically troubled times does it mean? Continue reading

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Conscious . . . Conscience . . .

Question of the day: How do we deal with people who are fully conscious, basically stable and mentally sound, have a conscience, but who ignore what that conscience is saying to them? Continue reading

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