Archive for the 'Musings' Category

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:

Musing Mediterranean: Fun, Family, and Faraway Places Transform an Anxious Traveler
Death (The Open Yale Courses Series)
From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death
The Goodbye Book
Life

A Harsh Realization

Posted in Humor, Musings, Society on November 15th, 2014

Self inspection is for most people very difficult, especially when such musing and pondering centers on one’s place in the grand scheme of life.

Oh my God! I'm an NPC!
Oh My God! I’m An NPC!

And yes! We are most of us merely NPCs, bit characters in someone else’s story, forever doomed to play out our small parts and be forgotten, having done little at all which will be remembered by history. But this would be a harsh realization and most people won’t ever make it and will vociferously reject it if it is pointed out to them.

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Mystic's Musings
Musings
Easy Ego State Interventions: Strategies for Working With Parts
Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin's War on America and the Election of Donald Trump
Make Money Gaming: How to Earn Money From Live-Streaming Video Games

A Question Of Offense

Posted in Musings, Politics, Religion, Society on October 5th, 2014

A Question of Offense
A Question Of Offense

This is a very basic and very valid question. Perhaps that is why no Liberal or Progressive will ever truly answer it if asked by an American.

Related Reading:

The Terrorists: A Martin Beck Police Mystery (10) (Martin Beck Police Mystery Series)
Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times (Next Wave: New Directions in Women's Studies)
Islamist Networks: The Afghan-Pakistan Connection (The CERI Series in Comparative Politics and International Studies)
Drugs and Society (Hanson, Drugs and Society)
Radical: My Journey Out Of Islamist Extremism