Her life story fails miserably as a work of fiction. No self-respecting publisher would buy it. A would-be Shakespeare, spinning her tale in a local theater, would get laughed off the stage. Her story had to be true, because it was too pat, too dramatic, too epic to be made up. One of 15 children, uneducated and […]
I think our current state of evolution might best be described as early adolescence. In my way of thinking the beginning of domestication, with the resulting push towards civilization, symbolizes the time when a child would begin school. The Industrial Revolution symbolizes the beginning of puberty, and our current state of high technology and power […]
I think life itself is the meaning of life. Moments of pleasure, like spending time with family and friends, eating a good meal, seeing a good movie, even something as banal as the satisfaction we feel when we cut off a toenail are small prizes for living. I also think life’s meaning is everywhere, but maybe […]
How many people does it take to need a government? I see attention as the key. In pairs, each member can give virtually full attention to the other. Nobody is ever more careful to act in the larger interest than someone who feels as if he or she is being watched. The need for governing […]
I took an introductory course in chemistry at the same time as I took Philosophy, so the concepts of attraction and repulsion were hanging out together in my cerebral cortex at the time I watched the movie and wrote this report. I originally thought Albert, Brad, and Tommy were all one person metaphorically fragmented, but […]
I just downloaded a vulgarity governor app on my phone – it’s really cool; it changes all my profane words to gosh. For example, if I say “gosh” it changes it to “gosh.” I mean when I say gosh it… no, when I say gosh it says go- gosh gosh it… when I goshing say goshing goshed in the goshing gosh it.. goshergoshing gosher what I mean is this gosher better start goshing doing what I goshing tell it to goshing – son of a GOSH you gosher gosher …GOSHGOSHGOSHGOSHGOSH… well gosh, I guess I’m just goshed. What a goshing load of gosh.
Gosh it. I’m goshing outahere. Goshing goshergoshers, anyway.