Monthly Archives: August 2010

Death, people, principles–a Contrasting example…

Related to the last post… I realized last night that I had another example of how death, people, and principles can be intertwined in very complex ways… Over a decade ago, my uncle died.  He was my dad’s older brother.  … Continue reading

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Death and the question of people vs. principles….

Death. I hates it. It’s not that I’m afraid of it or that I don’t accept it… I know that I’m an animated meat puppet built out of matter and the natural laws (including entropy) and which will eventually lead … Continue reading

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Emotions, MBTI, and the limits of language..

Okay… after some conversing with other smart people on this subject (looking at YOU, Ms. Danson), I really am beginning to question a few things about the MBTI classifications. Not that I think that the insights that it has about … Continue reading

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This is all a metaphor…

.. maybe. So I was thinking about security… … today and I had a very strange thought–at least very strange for me. I have always been someone who has put security as one of those core essential ideals that comes … Continue reading

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Emotions–Back to Fi vs. Fe distinction..

Okay–to try and figure out how one can “invest” in certain things with some sense of meaning.. I have decided to wander back a bit and re-explore the distinction that happens between the MBTI functions labeled: Fi (introverted Feeling) and … Continue reading

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Emotions–Wrangling with empathy…

I’ve tried to find time to write this for the past two days–and despite the fact that other things are calling to me to work on them–I’m just gonna get this done first. At the end of my last post … Continue reading

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Etymology: Life is sticky… very, very sticky…

Awww.. hell… this is just too good to pass up. So.. I was perusing my Duden (German equivalent to “Websters,” sort of..) Herkunftswoerterbuch (Etymological dictionary) this morning, and lo and behold, did I ever find an awesome discovery.  I happened … Continue reading

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Emotions take 1.0….

Emotions seem to be one of those things that I don’t seem to grok very easily.  While Math comes easily, visual representations and projections are simple, and I’ve done a lot of work to master verbal and linguistic aspects of … Continue reading

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Ongoing posts on emotions…

Emotions are a topic that doesn’t come easy to me for lots of reasons.  However, recently, there have been a number of instances where strong emotions were evoked or where emotional interplay has been involved in my life in a … Continue reading

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Another old post of mine–free will and determinism…

This entry in the Philosophy of Nom was again inspired by a blog entry over at the Atlantic Magazine’s list of blogs. This one came from a couple of posts on Andrew Sullivan’s blog by one of his under-bloggers named … Continue reading

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