Category Archives: Philosophy

The Troxicon in Principle and Practice.

I am in a very lucky group of people who can say that they count Patricia Troxel as not simply an influence, but a teacher, comrade, and mentor. She was our treasure trove of knowledge, our “Troxicon” as we often … Continue reading

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Abortion.

Still reeling from the Boston bombing, still unsure of the outcome of the gun control bill, still unsure of Syria and how/if we should aid the rebels (and which rebels to aid), I’m still unsure about, well, many things. One … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Gives Bad Oral.

With an executive branch paralyzed by a gridlocked congress, the last branch of our government that can possibly do any good is the judicial. Of that branch the highest and most prestigious is the Supreme Court of the United States … Continue reading

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Rapists in India

Apparently, gang rape is an up and coming thing in India. A 39 year old Swedish woman in the latest case. Before there was a woman gang raped by a bus driver and his murderable friends who raped her when … Continue reading

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I’m petrified of death

I’m currently in the middle of Christopher Hitchen’s posthumously published book “Mortality“, and something clicked; I know why I’m scared to die. I’ve always been unconvinced by Epicurus’ assertion that “Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, … Continue reading

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Help me out readers.

I’ve come to realize that I’ve been in a funk lately. Every time I see an issue in the national press I think, “I’d sure like to rip into that!” However, I never do. And I’ve just now realized why: … Continue reading

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The Artistic Temperament

Following an interesting conversation with a friend, I’ve been brought back to the idea of what the artistic temperament is, and more importantly, if it actually exists.

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