Category Archives: Philosophical Musings

The Parable of the Hummingbird in the Stairwell

Yesterday as I was nearing the top of the stairs to my second-floor apartment, laundry basket in hand, I heard a buzzing sound from above.  Expecting it to be a large moth, I looked up and saw a hummingbird flying … Continue reading

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Achieving the Impossible

“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.” —Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher (1788 – 1860) I am willing to bet that at some point in your … Continue reading

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Why Are We Here?

If you watch any number of nature documentaries – or, perhaps, simply observe the world around you – it becomes readily apparent that we exist in both a nurturing and an incredibly harsh environment. The earth is supportive of our … Continue reading

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Prescription for a Bad Mood

The Problem As a hominid (if you are reading this, you probably are one), you – like the rest of us – are subject to bad moods. Our moods are in a constant state of flux, and can be affected … Continue reading

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Which Super Power Would You Choose?

I love to entertain provocative, if ultimately pointless, questions (perhaps I should have been a philosophy major). Case in point: If you could choose any one – but only one – super power, what would it be? It’s a great … Continue reading

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My Wish For You

The following is my wish for you, wherever and whenever you happen to be reading this: May you be filled with loving kindness, toward yourself and toward others. May you be healthy, in body and mind. May you live with … Continue reading

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Winning the Lottery

I would guess that it is a vast minority of people who haven’t fantasized about winning the lottery. (And I’d further speculate that this would consist mainly of those who, somehow or other, had never heard of it to begin … Continue reading

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