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An Angle on Suffering (2/3): Dabrowski's Theory

The mind and spirit of man advance when he is tried by suffering. The more the ground is ploughed the better the seed will grow, the better the harvest will be.

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Bahá'í Faith

Clown Dynasty

We have had occasion in this this space (see “American Exceptionalism” post) to conjure up the name of H.L. Mencken, and to celebrate his insight on U.S. 631 more words


Mindful Monday #37 - Clouded Vision

Fall prompts the start of my year-end reflection which runs from September through December.  While I wanted to write my month of writing reflections sooner, writing them now has offered greater reflection and perspective.  88 more words


House Restoration Project

Our house is 23-years old. During this period its chimney had to be reconstructed once already, which I have forgotten about – due to selective memory I suppose. 316 more words



To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.

~Henri Bergson


If you have read this blog for some time, you probably have noticed that I periodically like to revisit old work, especially those early pieces from when I was still in the process of finding voice.  346 more words


Theories of humor

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

There are many theories of humor which attempt to explain what humor is, what social functions it serves, and what would be considered humorous. 2,146 more words

Weeks two - three: proposal and practice

Proposal – reflections

The last couple of weeks have been interesting! Thinking so much about the Proposal made me feel like rabbit in the headlights. I initially wanted to hide in reading theory as I had done just before starting this MA to make me feel as if I ‘knew something’. 851 more words