Monthly Archives: August 2010

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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Some thoughts on Disappointment….

I wrote most of this about 5 years ago–but it still holds true and has always been helpful for me–so I’m including it here… ————————- Anyway… Recently, I got to thinking about the idea of disappointment.. and what it all … Continue reading

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today’s battles…

are with computers and acquiring materials for the household. Also–a place-holder/reminder for me to write about the idea of some people being able to do “emotional calculus” in their heads in real-time in a fashion that dumbfounds and confuses me … Continue reading

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May be gone for a few days..

.. because the Intertube to our house–the specific one that also gives us old-school telephony–BROKE and the monolithic AT&T said that they could only guarantee it getting fixed within an entire WEEK. So.. if I have time, i will try … Continue reading

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No Rights without Obligations…

The title formulation was something that I first heard while living in Germany.  My girlfriend at the time had a father who was a political philosophy professor and he spoke of this claim with regard to the relationship of various … Continue reading

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