Category Archives: Philosophy

An Essential Characteristic

The essential characteristic of philosophy, which makes it a study distinct from science, is criticism. It examines critically the principles employed in science and in daily life; it searches out any inconsistencies there may be in these principles, and it … Continue reading

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Are We Not All Guilty?

It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts” -Sir Arthur Conan Doyle He died almost 100 years ago and we still haven’t … Continue reading

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You Never Know

Saw a quote that said, “Speak to people in a way that if they died the next day you’d be satisfied with the last thing you said to them,” and I can’t emphasize this enough. Good point.  It does have … Continue reading

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My Advice

As we start another week: For the important challenges we face, we should take them on with the enthusiasm of a 4-year old in a Batman costume. For the not-so-vital tasks, let us think like a dog; Everyone is a … Continue reading

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My Philosophy

Sharing some wisdom from Kurt’s Cultural Offering site. Kurt, via Nicholas Bate, just happened to share my Philosophy on seeking medical attention. “Give it two weeks.  If it doesn’t kill you in two weeks, you aren’t going to die from … Continue reading

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Not Conclusive?

“Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.”    —Ann Landers  Photo of Martha, enjoying the afternoon sun shining through the front storm door. Life is good.

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On Eschatological Urgency

Yesterday, blogging buddy David Kanigan posted Dad’s Favorite Song (29sec) It reminded me of conversations I have had with my parents, wife and our daughters.  Isn’t it interesting that sometimes we remember events with clarity, while others who were there have … Continue reading

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According To Doctor Al. . .

“Any religion or philosophy which is not based on respect for life is not a true religion or philosophy.” Albert Schweitzer

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On Direction

“You have brains in your head and feet in your shoes.  You can steer yourself any direction you choose”. Dr. Seuss. (Theodor Seuss Geisel)

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Rekindle

“In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.” Dr. Albert Schweitzer … Continue reading

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