Category Archives: Ideas

Shells and pearls

This is a series of rewritten, streamlined posts on the theme of shells and pearls, which I’m considering incorporating into my pamphlet. I’ll link to the originals. If you have time to compare, let me know if you think anything was lost in … Continue reading

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Reenlightened or Snuffed

Here is our choice:  a) Update how we as a species think, act and feel so we can finally reach some fundamental agreements that permit us to continue to enjoy the fruits of our blessed artificiality… or b) Refuse to … Continue reading

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America is philosophically diseased

America is philosophically diseased. Most Americans perceive, believe and intuit using 19th and 20th century modes of understanding which are 1) are incompatible and irreconcilable with the others, 2) mutually hostile, and 3) inadequate for making theoretical, practical and moral sense of … Continue reading

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The most vulnerable population

In violent times the most vulnerable people are those with who keep an intact conscience.

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We are diplomats

Whether we like it or not, when we act as the individual Who we know we are, we represent a What others believe we are.  Each of us is a diplomat of the categories we are to others.  Hannah Arendt … Continue reading

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Alternative wisdoms

The wisdom of the romantics: “Close your ears to distracting and deceptive voices and obey your heart’s commands.” The wisdom of the liberals: “Listen to the voices of the others around you and educate your heart before you trust its … Continue reading

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Like a spiral

A spiral is a symbol of inclusive enclosure. It can be seen as an enclosing line or as an opening circle.  Enclosed, but not closed. Supplely conservative.  Inclusive, but not borderless. Discriminately liberal. 

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