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Two Examples of Enlightenment Misunderstanding: 'Progress' and 'Free Speech'

This blog looks at two cherished Enlightenment ideals – progress, and free speech – and shows why the narrow understanding of these and poor justification for these ideals as perpetuated by the old Enlightenment thinkers (e.g. 1,146 more words

Free Speech

July 29

NOT from a vain or shallow thought
His awful Jove young Phidias brought;
Never from lips of cunning fell
The thrilling Delphic oracle;
Out from the heart of nature rolled… 220 more words


Ahhhhh Who Am I?

Study for a Portrait // Francis Bacon // oil & sand on canvas // 1909-1992

Who is this man in mid scream? He is blurred, paint streaking down his face. 60 more words


The beautiful thing about are is that it can be interpreted in so many different ways, because like those pieces no two people have the same view from the world.

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The evil eye

I began oil painting in January 2016. For the first six months I painted only in black and white. This picture is from that time. 240 more words

Most good things don’t just fall into your lap, you have to go out and create those opportunities for yourself.

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Jim Schmid's Trail Quote of the Day #288 - July 27, 2016

Nature is only to be commanded by obeying her.

—FRANCIS BACON, Novum Organum, 1620

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