Tag Archives: Philosophy

A Brief Visit Outside of Time


Stepping Out of Time There is little question the past 12 months have been hard on all of us, hard on the world. At some moments in our personal journey on this orb hurtling relentlessly through space, we need to … Continue reading

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Last Act


Many of you are back from your Easter Sunday celebration, and The Poem of the Week is here for you. This poem is being offered in honor of my stepbrother, who died on Saturday, surrendering to the ravages of a … Continue reading

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Too Busy to Think


My stepmother frequently urged those around her to “Do something!” This command was repeated by her until you began to act on her urging to accomplish whatever goal she set her mind to. She was far from unique in preferring … Continue reading

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Wasting Time


Someone once observed that life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer you get to the end, the faster it goes. As the truth of this realization becomes more real, it forces you to scrutinize how you “spend” … Continue reading

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Loneliness


I received a phone call last night from one of my older friends to tell me that her dog had just died. I expressed my sympathy, but she caught me at a bad time, so we didn’t have a very … Continue reading

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Memento Mori


There was a time, no more than a few generations ago, when the concept of death was not as far removed from American lives as it has become today. It was a time when family members died at home instead … Continue reading

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Mind and Body


I am not a trained philosopher, though I took a number of courses in philosophy while I was at the university, and have an interest in how our ideas impact our world and our lives. For those of you who … Continue reading

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What Should I Do With My Life?


What Should I Do With My Life? We are living through hard times, perhaps the hardest that many of us have experienced.  It is during times like these that people are most likely willing to change the course of their … Continue reading

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Why Do We Do Good?


Why do we choose to do good? What motivates us to sacrifice ourselves for others, even people we don’t know? Psychologists and philosophers have offered a number of suggestions. Sonya Lyubomirsky, a notable psychology professor who has published extensively on … Continue reading

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Enforced Economy


It’s Monday, so it must be time for poetry. Here is another selection from my favorite poet written while he was on his grand tour. the road strips you down. or rather, the road lets you do it- just hands … Continue reading

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