Category Archives: Meaning and Philosophy

The tension between the symbolic world and the human world

The thoughts that generated this came to me back a month ago. I’m not sure what generated them–but I have a moment, so I’m going to try and get this written out. It deals with the tension that exists between … Continue reading

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5 year plan.

I have these ideas. Or rather–I observe/grok something.. (I would be hard-pressed to distinguish whether this is really a perception-driven phenomenon or a reflection-induced realization… or whether there is any time lag between them… ) and then I try to … Continue reading

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Games and Stories….

This nom has been sitting on a sticky note for months now.  It is good that it sat on that sticky note.. as more thoughts, connections, and ideas have become stuck to it in that time. Before I get to … Continue reading

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Think and Feel.

This post relates to others that I’ve written involving mbti–and it will relate to ones that are still yet to be written. It’s about thinking and feeling, about how they can be differentiated, and about what they actually mean. Obviously–it … Continue reading

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Octavio Paz Poem for You

The Tomb of Amir Khusru ———————————- Trees heavy with birds hold the afternoon up with their hands. Arches and patios. A tank of water, poison green, between red walls. A corridor leads to the sanctuary: beggars, flowers, leprosy, marble. Tombs, … Continue reading

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Nice and Kind

Be nice. Or maybe.. Be kind. But which is it?  Are they the same?  Or are they subtly different? Say both out loud. When I say “be nice”–it means something that usually entails a kind of rebuke that implies that … Continue reading

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Water and Life

This year’s summer in Wisconsin has been an interesting one.  For the first time in the 13 years that I’ve been living here, we had a substantial drought for the first half of the summer.   Although there have been … Continue reading

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