Archive for the 'Musings' Category

Batshit Crazy?

Posted in Humor, Musings on September 6th, 2016

Batshit CrazyBatshit Crazy? Who Did Decide It Was The Craziest?

Take a moment – not too long though – and think about it. Who did decide that, of all the shit in the world, bat shit was the craziest?

Related Reading:

The Oxford Guide to Etymology
Musings
Dictionary of Word Origins: The Histories of More Than 8,000 English-Language Words
Choosing Charleston
Crazy

Do Check Your Privilege

Posted in Musings, Philosophy, Society on May 6th, 2015

Everyone, please do check you privileges. Oh, not in the manner that the Liberals and Progressives mean for you to do so in order to delegitimize any opinion that you might have that dissents against their agenda and closely held beliefs. Instead check your privileges and, if possible, enumerate them for yourselves because the privileges you’ve earned or your ancestors earned for you will go along way towards defining the character of your culture.

I would say that, even more than rights, privileges are the fundamental metric of what any people value and hold dear.

Related Reading:

The Price of Privilege: How Parental Pressure and Material Advantage Are Creating a Generation of Disconnected and Unhappy Kids
White Privilege
Privilege, Power, and Difference
Musings and Mutterings of a Maltese Misanthrope

No Accommodation

Posted in Musings, Philosophy on April 23rd, 2015

Thinking ApeIt may surprise many that I spend a fair amount of my time musing about the state, follies, foibles, and rare successes of Man. Then again, it may not, given that people ascribe little value to such pondering and, hence, would assume I would engage in it.

Much, however, do I muse upon Man and his dysfunctional relationship with both Life and Death. How we deal or, more often than not, fail to deal with either perplexes me.

Some men seek power because life ends. Others, for the same reason, seek meaning. And yet the world is the same for both sorts, and makes no effort to accommodate either.

Related Reading:

Life: The Science of Biology
The Universe Doesn't Give a Flying Fuck About You (Epic series Book 1)
Death: An Exploration: Learning to Embrace Life's Most Feared Mystery
The Life She Wants
Musings & Meditations: An anthology of original poems and insightful contemplations