Tag: Philosophy

Aug 04

July 2014 – Quote of the Month

Always do what you are afraid to do. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Jul 14

June 2014 – Quote of the Month

Sherman made the terrible discovery that men make about their fathers sooner or later… that the man before him was not an aging father but a boy, a boy much like himself, a boy who grew up and had a child of his own and, as best he could, out of a sense of duty …

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May 10

April 2014 – Quote of the Month

The best portion of a good man’s life is his little, nameless unremembered acts of kindness and love. ― William Wordsworth

Mar 20

February 2014 – Quote of the Month

A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that’s unlocked and opens inwards; as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push. – Ludwig Wittgenstein

Feb 02

January 2014 – Quote of the Month

I want to grow old without facelifts… I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I’ve made. Sometimes I think it would be easier to avoid old age, to die young, but then you’d never complete your life, would you? You’d never wholly know you. – Marilyn Monroe

Jan 19

December 2013 – Quote of the Month

Most people don’t grow up. Most people age. They find parking spaces, honor their credit cards, get married, have children, and call that maturity. What that is, is aging. – Maya Angelou

Dec 28

Novembor 2013 – Quote of the Month

Most of our pocket wisdom is conceived for the use of mediocre people, to discourage them from ambitious attempts, and generally console them in their mediocrity. – Robert Louis Stevensons

Nov 14

October 2013 – Quote of the Month

I have always found it quaint and rather touching that there is a movement [Libertarians] in the US that thinks Americans are not yet selfish enough. – Christopher Hitchens

Aug 28

50 Years Later – The Dream Lives On

Doctor Martin Luther King Jr

The man had tremendous courage and he forfeited his life for his ideals. His lesson of non-violence and humanity for our fellow humans is a lesson that still needs taught, still needs to be full realized but today. Today, on the 50th anniversary of his famous 17 minute speech, “I Have A Dream”, we celebrate the …

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Aug 01

July 2013 – Quote of the Month

One man practicing kindness in the wilderness is worth all the temples this world pulls. ― Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums

Jul 01

June 2013 – Quote of the Month

If ever there was a slamming of the door in the face of constructive investigation, it is the word miracle. To a medieval peasant, a radio would have seemed like a miracle. ― Richard Dawkins

Jun 03

May 2013 – Quote of the Month

What is wrong with inciting intense dislike of a religion if the activities or teachings of that religion are so outrageous, irrational or abusive of human rights that they deserve to be intensely disliked?” -― Rowan Atkinson

Apr 02

March 2013 – Quote of the Month

Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you …

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Mar 29

Electric Libraries and Thigh-high Mud

Some days the internet is a wonder, where I feel my mind pulled at light speed through a nearly infinite maze of electric libraries and forums – each more interesting than the last. Other days, it’s a slog through thigh-high mud just to answer the door for a spammer or inane Facebook post. My evening …

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Mar 01

February 2013 – Quote of the Month

Beware the barrenness of a busy life. ―Socrates

Feb 01

January 2013 – Quote of the Month

The chief beauty about time is that you cannot waste it in advance. The next year, the next day, the next hour are lying ready for you, as perfect, as unspoiled, as if you had never wasted or misapplied a single moment in all your life. You can turn over a new leaf every hour …

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Jan 31

The Vanilla Shake Disaster

vanilla-milkshake

Sensing a presence standing above me I look up to the iHop waitress standing there. She looks disconsolate. “I don’t want to upset you sir…” <pauses, apparently to let me prepare myself> but I can’t make you that vanilla milkshake… The news of this tragedy was delivered with all sincerity and it actually made me …

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