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2017 in Review

2017 was a busy year with lots of things coming together and many things nationally and globally falling apart. I added a new piece to my job at the VA this year. 1,328 more words

Being Fully Human

ON HAPPINESS

Let us make it quite clear: Happiness is not our goal.

But how could happiness ever be a goal in the first place? It is illusionary to assume that happiness can be searched for and then found, and if this sometimes does happen it is always brought about by accident rather than via any law of cause and effect. 276 more words

Philosophy

ON HUMAN HISTORY

Human history: the study of that which has never been allowed to be. It would have to begin with a description or definition of what it could have been. 295 more words

Philosophy

Inside, Out

Live life from the inside, out.

Let the Self, your inner wisdom, direct the way.

Path To Being

The Metaphysics of Evolution

How far back does natural selection go? Is it just a biological phenomenon or can we attribute natural selection to the creation of the biological itself? 383 more words

Philosophy

ON THE STRUGGLES BETWEEN EMPIRES

All successful attempts to resist Power have eventuated in a succumbing to Power under another guise. After resisting Darius and Xerxes the Greeks were swallowed up by the economic tyranny of Athens. 179 more words

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The Return

The healing is in the return… – Sharon Salzberg

The sky is dark, but dozens of lampposts line the wide-open lot on the edge of Madrid, and their orange glow is filtering up through the windows of this borrowed apartment.

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