Category Archives: Philosophy

Skyward

The rain at 10 p.m. last Sunday night concluded days unsettled, gray, and wet. I stepped outside to savor sound and sight, and looking up, I noted heaven’s net of stars – amid the drizzle shone the belt and sword … Continue reading

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Processing

I went to bed a little after 9 the other night, although that might result in pre-dawn waking. I could read the sign of stress in neck and belly: much tumult from tenants and concern about a kid confirmed my … Continue reading

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Murmuring

Consumed with judgments no one wants to hear, I let the criticism rip inside: unfocused; sloppy; paralyzed by fear; deluded by a needy ego; pride engendered by a spoiled attitude and peppered with a petulance as strong as conscience ought … Continue reading

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Auto-Shame

My mother shared her people-watching skills with me, in airports, shopping malls, subways. Conjecturing on strangers gave her thrills; her plans for their improvement would amaze and make me note her subjects were obese – she whispered overloud about their … Continue reading

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Inconvenience

There’s no convenient time for a rhinovirus or jury duty

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It Takes Two

Don’t self-describe with “I’m the sort of person who …” No one is a sort.

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Luck

Lucky in long life means you’ll spend most of your time dwelling in old age

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