Monthly Archives: January 2014

Santa Claus and Friends

Its not Christmas anymore but still in the Christmas spirit. For my Protestant brothers in Christ, Neo-Pagan friends or anyone curious, a bit of fun trivia. The etymology of “Santa Claus” is from the Dutch “Sinterklass” which is Saint Nicholas. … Continue reading

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The Least of Things, The Greatest of Things

Sometimes its all there is.

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The American Bill of Rights (A democracy cannot be both ignorant and free)

United States Bill of Rights The bill of rights is the framework for liberty but up to the people to keep, enforce and preserve liberty. There has been a long a positive movement to enforce these principles since their singing. Many of our baby … Continue reading

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abyss

abyss In the middle of your darkness I will light your fire In the midst of your truth I will be the lyer Wrapped in my warmth You will forget the pain I will shelter you I will umbrella all … Continue reading

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The Relation between Knowledge and Understanding

Originally posted on shared ignorance:
Knowledge and Understanding are intimately related, and yet different, operations. In my post on The Phenomenon of Questioning, I made the claim that “Knowledge is parasitic on understanding — we can’t really know what is…

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To Be or Not to Be in The Halls of Valhalla

“To be, or not to be, that is the question: Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles And by opposing end them. To … Continue reading

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A Connection to Art

My favorite definition of art is the expression of the human experience. Regardless of the kind of art it is or what the expression is meant to convey it all speaks to men and their inner being. The good the bad, the ugly, whether it’s despised or loved … Continue reading

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What grounds opinion?

Originally posted on shared ignorance:
The short answer is that nothing grounds an opinion. If it were grounded, it would constitute knowledge and would no longer be opinion. OK, what settles opinion then? Obviously, there are many opinions and to…

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Plato’s Children

“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.” Nelson Mandela Just a curiosity. How are we doing with our kids. Both parents working, T.V., movies, social media, popular culture, … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of Ignorance

“Real knowledge is to know the extent of ones ignorance” Confucius Funney story. The following comes from Plato’s Apology of Socrates (defence) and some other biographies/ dialogues I think. (Poor memory) But the story goes that the Oracle of Delphi said that Socrates … Continue reading

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