“My, how time flies!”

“My, how time flies!” Note: This post was written and edited as part of an exercise in couple’s counseling with my wife. In the session, I stated that I *loathe* when someone says, “My, how time flies…” because I so vehemently disagree. The counselor pushed me several times to move past my own logical, analytical… Continue reading “My, how time flies!”

Zen in the Art of Archery

Zen in the Art of Archery (1953, read 2018) ($4 Kindle, amazon.com link) Herrigel Eugen At sixty pages with simple English, this deserves its status as a classic, where it remains one of the easiest books to learn about philosophy, the subconscious, the self, etc.…. I am so grateful that I did not merely learn… Continue reading Zen in the Art of Archery

Anthem, Ayn Rand (1938)

Anthem Ayn Rand, 1938 (amazon.com link) The book opens with each “individual” referring to him/herself as “we,” and the direction of Rand’s use of language becomes clear rather quickly. It makes for a pointed conclusion, highlighted in the third and fourth quotes below: “We love you.” But then they frowned and shook their head and… Continue reading Anthem, Ayn Rand (1938)

The Demon-Haunted World

The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark, Carl Sagan “The notion that science and spirituality are somehow mutually exclusive does a disservice to both.” The Demon-Haunted World is nothing shy of a manifesto for science, reason, and wonder. Indeed, the balance (required!) between both healthy skepticism and wonder is Sagan’s introduction to… Continue reading The Demon-Haunted World

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