Tag Archives: philosophy

Free Your Free Will!

“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves.” ~William Shakespeare Thought for the Week Are we free? Or is the ability to choose an illusion? And why is our understanding of this subject so dim? We … Continue reading

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How Beautiful?

Thought for the Week It was my first trip to Winnipeg, deep in the heart of the Canadian prairie. Not everyone in Manitoba lives in Winnipeg, of course—several dozen live in other towns (in Manitoba any building with more than … Continue reading

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Not Caring Is Hard Work

Artwork by ViKING The Wishing Map is a full-length fantasy that is being posted episodically at this site. To read the previous episode, click here. To read the entire novel, begin here. While Zack was searching for his sister Gina, … Continue reading

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Are All Sins the Same?

Thought for the Week It’s election week in my country, so it seemed an appropriate time to post this, although the point extends far beyond politics. Infinitely far, you might say. Are all sins the same? God seems to thinks … Continue reading

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Stay Young

Thought for the Week “Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” ~Confucius “He’s not ugly, you’re just looking with ugly eyes.” ~Friend’s daughter, age 4 “I knew who I was this morning, but I’ve changed a few times since … Continue reading

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Welcome to Fall, er, Autumn, er, Falltumn

Today is the first day of autumn (in my hemisphere), one of the most unpredictable days of the year.  True, this year it’s been almost sardonically on-the-nose (where I live): yesterday was a blazing final summer day in the 90s, … Continue reading

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Unfinished Business in the Year of the Tiger

My Featured Blogger this week is Randall Collis of Global Sojourns Photography. I know nothing about Randall, whose blog site description is simply “Photography & Philosophy,” except what I read and see. But that’s a lot. Enough to make me … Continue reading

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On Being Free

Thought for the Week You can never be free in the future. You can only be free in the present. But take heart— it’s always the present. ~MT~

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Some Things Never Change

Fall Elections were held in the U.S. this week. And as a result, my city now has a new mayor and a gaggle of fresh-blood council members. Why? Because, as the old expression goes, we “threw the (previous) bums out!” … Continue reading

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The Logic of Dreams

Thought for the Week There’s a sort of “dream logic” by which most people live their lives, an unchallenged belief in what will be, even while living solely for what is, or rather for what seems to be. For what … Continue reading

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