Typically random philosophical musings about things that don’t fit another category

Not Knowing (what you're doing)?

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The subtitle for this should be "Get in Line" A while back I heard the expression "You should always be a beginner at something." To me, this goes beyond the macro of learning something new, whether its the oboe or Mandarin or patience. I…

Identity Enhancement and Objets d'Art

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Eckhart Tolle says that the unconscious compulsion to enhance one's identity by association with an object is built into the very structure of the egoic mind. This is exactly what Marketing Mastermind Seth Godin concludes about the near cult-like…

Bob Dylan Shaman

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"An artist has got to be careful to never really to arrive in a place where he thinks he is somewhere.  You also have to realize that you are constantly in a state of becoming, as long as you can stay in that realm, you'll be alright." -Dylan,…

Reflections on Poetry

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I read "some" poetry growing up, not as much I suppose as I would have liked.  Wide swath of poets from TS Eliot to Walt Whitman.  I actually first heard of a number of poets listening to Dylan and Van Morrison; their lyrics are littered with…

The Future, Is Out There

It's Thanksgiving, time to be grateful ... for now, for the future, repeat. ON that subject, here are two quotes I like about the future. “Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today" - Dr. Suess "The best way to predict…

Potential vs. Capacity

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Think about the difference between potential and capacity.  I have counseled my sons to "realize (their) full potential" - smacks of a self-help platitude but, it's sincere.  I've done the same to myself, feeling like I've sequestered myself…

What's the Connection?

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Technically, this is my first blog post.   I'm starting it in order to better connect to you (yes, you .. the person reading this).   As of today, Star Date 17 November 2017, I am estimating there are exactly ZERO people reading my blog.…

Who's The Cuckoo?

17 Nov 2017 - Just re-watched One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest.  Won the Big 5 Academy Awards, including Jack Nicholson's first Best Actor statue.  Looking towards the White House, the issue of who's really crazy is being debated on the world…

Sunrise

Think about this one: "Living out of your vision is more powerful than living out of your circumstance" Happy Day ...

Conversations with Trees

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If I'm stuck, creativity is taking a break, sometimes I'll take a walk.  Get some air, try to be keenly aware of what's going on around me, closely inspecting my world for something I’ve never noticed before. Never know what you'll see. Yesterday,…