Philosophy

Has The Donald Trumped Us?

January 13, 2017
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Has The Donald Trumped Us?

Well now we done it! After “electing” Trump and enough Republicans to Congress, we have the GOP controlling all three branches of government.  What are we in for?  It appears that many folk of the liberal ilk are trembling in their boots (or Birkenstocks, rather.  What liberal would be caught wearing boots?)  This is understandable…

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Conventional Wisdom Yields Convention

November 7, 2016
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Conventional Wisdom Yields Convention

I woke up today and checked Facebook like I often do and to my dismay, I was disgusted by people gloating over voting for Hillary. It was quite obvious to me that they had not done their homework at arriving at their decision.  Not long after that, I came across a video of a well-known…

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The Mystery of a Reality beyond Imagination

September 14, 2016
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The Mystery of a Reality beyond Imagination

I can’t tell you how many times I have heard people use the word “ridiculous” to describe an idea that another has expressed. Sometimes, instead of using the word “ridiculous,” I might hear the more polite “I’m just keeping it real.”  It doesn’t matter what word or expression is used, the insult is the same. …

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All That’s Left Is to Exercise My Right to Write What’s Wrong with Our Rites

July 8, 2015
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All That’s Left Is to Exercise My Right to Write What’s Wrong with Our Rites

Picking up from my last post about judgment, I am going to write about “being right” versus “being wrong,” for I see the perception of this duality as having a profound effect on the human experience at both the individual and collective levels. What does it mean to be “right” and be “wrong?”  I am…

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Judgment Is a Poor Substitute for Becoming More Conscious

June 22, 2015
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Judgment Is a Poor Substitute for Becoming More Conscious

Lately, I have felt judged by quite a few people.  When I thought further on why this was happening, I realized that this has been happening throughout my life.  Not only that, I reminded myself that when others judge me it is a mere reflection of me judging myself.  This experience of self-judgment is common…

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Kelly Lee Phipps Eulogy

May 18, 2014
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Kelly Lee Phipps Eulogy

What do you say when your best friend and spiritual brother passes away? I never in my wildest dreams ever imagined myself in just such a situation. Yet, here I am. I have not only lost a significant person in my personal life, but I feel that the world has lost a brilliant, creative soul…

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Kelly Lee Phipps Eulogy

May 18, 2014
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Kelly Lee Phipps Eulogy

What do you say when your best friend and spiritual brother passes away? I never in my wildest dreams ever imagined myself in just such a situation. Yet, here I am. I have not only lost a significant person in my personal life, but I feel that the world has lost a brilliant, creative soul…

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Why tub lids can’t go into the curbside recycling

April 3, 2014
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Why tub lids can’t go into the curbside recycling

In my last post, I gave the example of TUB LIDS and promised you answers. I know you’ve been wondering this for your whole recycling life: If tubs YES, why lids NO? The first thing that happens to all the collected stuff, as soon as it is entered into the mechanized sorting system of the…

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Is your plastic rejected by curbside trash collectors? Don’t worry, it’s not about you.

March 12, 2014
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Is your plastic rejected by curbside trash collectors? Don’t worry, it’s not about you.

As we learned in my last post, if the recycling plant can’t sell it, they don’t want it. Why would they? So if they’re saying “NO, we don’t take x, y, and z,” it’s not because they’re being uncooperative. It’s because there’s no stable market for it. Key word: stable. They can’t take a plastic for…

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That little recyling symbol: what does it really mean?

March 9, 2014
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That little recyling symbol: what does it really mean?

On plastics, you’ll see a little number in the middle of it. What that number means is a topic for a future post. It’s not what you’d think, and it’s kind of complicated. The good news is there’s only one key thing to remember:  “Just because something is recyclable SOMEWHERE, doesn’t mean it’s recyclable where…

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