Tag Archives: philosophy

A Broken Link

I went back in time, through many dozens of posts, after being alerted that one of a post’s links no longer worked.  In repairing the link by finding another iteration of the same late-in-life Kurt Vonnegut interview, I could not … Continue reading

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“Eat No White Berries”

The Boy Scouts of America have an honor society whose membership is intended to be voted upon mainly by Scouts who do not yet belong to it: the Order of the Arrow.  To become a member of this Order, as … Continue reading

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Gathering Blue and Wisdom from Pooh

The nest on Jim’s twig wreath, just outside my window, is gathering more cornflower blue denizens.  The parents are on high alert: one frequently mans the nearby pathway against intrusion, while one sits on the nest and swoops violently upwards … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Cities: Coffee in Cambridge and a Cracked Knee in Philly

There is a vast difference between the narcissistic “That could have been me” and the empathetic “That could be us.”  It is not a mere matter of tense. In law school, rows of seats were tiered like an upside-down wedding … Continue reading

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