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The End!

Life is a story, with a lot of history.
It has a beginning, it has an end.
We travel through, out of the blue.
We meet many, but greet only a few. 739 more words

Philosophy

A Refreshing Pause

“Rainy days should be spent at home with a cup of tea and a good book.”
~ Bill Watterson, The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book…

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Nature

Formal Graphs

Throughout the years I have been studying philosophy the dualistic conception of the Platonic Universals and Particulars has never ceased to plague my mind. As a physicist I am far too inclined to say there is a material world from which we must abstract information which must be used to describe our world. 349 more words

Philosophy

Flow & dough

I have no doubt that, for some people, making pies is a flow experience. I’m reasonably certain that my grandmothers, and sometimes my mother, felt a sense of flow when pie-making: fully engaged in the process, challenged, immersed, and enjoying the fulfillment of a task as it evolves. 288 more words

Poetry

The brain-in-itself: Kant, Schopenhauer, cybernetics and neuroscience

Artem Kaznatcheev pointed me to this article on Kant, Schopenhauer, and cybernetics (emphasis added):

Kant introduced the concept of the thing-in-itself for that which will be left of a thing if we take away everything that we can learn about it through our sensations.

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Decision-making

Photography 101: Edge

When I first saw Michelle’s photo of Angkor Wat, I immediately thought of this shot I took in New Mexico at the ruins of a settler’s ranch: 226 more words

Photography

You're Perfect

“Perfect” is the person you want to be. Maybe you don’t feel perfect, maybe you’re not, yet. Being perfect is a state of mind, I think. 159 more words

Experience