Category Archives: philosophy

Yvonne Rowan on our times

Yvonne has sent me a message of such power that I feel the need of sharing it. Here is our relevant conversation: G’Day, Mate! The total idiocy of so many people makes me wonder how the human species has survived … Continue reading

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You CAN do it — the requirement is persistence

This is the message of Joan Edwards’ latest post. Do take a couple of minutes and read her inspirational advice.

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The truth of sacred writings

The great religions advance great and noble truths. There is remarkable similarity in the messages of sages and saintly people with entirely unrelated ethnic backgrounds, and this is Truth. Each version was composed by humans, designed for a particular culture. … Continue reading

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My best read of the past 10 years

Rhobin Courtright’s instructions to her faithful followers: “Review or recommend a book, a short story, or an online article, or a post on someone’s blog.” I have very little opportunity to read books other than those sent to me to … Continue reading

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Sin and guilt

Originally posted on Bobbing Around:
The concept of sin is the most effective form of control ever invented. I reject it. Particularly, “original sin” is ridiculous: that people now should feel faulty and blemished because of what a couple were…

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Wisdom every day

He is much younger than my children, but wiser than most people I know. His books are inspirational, instructive and… sorry, I couldn’t think of a third word starting with “i” that will fit, but reading them will improve your … Continue reading

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Simple drawings, wonderful message

If you are down, if the world out there is too crazy to bear, take a trip to Lunarbaboon.

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Economics for People: a wonderful essay by Dirk Philipsen

It’s a long read, but today is Saturday, so here is a bit of weekend reading for you. I was cheering all the way through this incisive analysis of what is wrong with our world and why, and what we … Continue reading

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Feathered people

We humans arrogantly consider ourselves to be the crowns of creation, and pretend we alone feel emotions, think logically, use mathematics, and so on. I’ve long argued, and have accumulated considerable evidence, that it ain’t so. Poultry are almost stereotypically … Continue reading

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Urban permaculture helps a devastated country

Lebanon has been rocked by terrible explosions, on top of many other, long-standing problems. Once considered the food-basket of the ancient world, it is now a place of malnourishment, a worthless currency, of despair. But there is hope. Read how … Continue reading

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