Category Philosophy

He hunched himself

“He hunched himself against the corner where wall meets floor, where morning meets night, where fight meets flight, and paralysis becomes the oasis in the desert of everlasting day.” The isolation room is where psychiatric patients are placed when their behavior on the ward is  seen and experienced by the staff as too threatening to […]

From the Hunched Man, page 3

my discover that we die

Orthodoxy in Public

In this morning’s Washington Post, Amanda Bennett has written an article on bias that is well worth reading. She raises the question, and fuels it with strong and reasonable “what ifs” regarding the interaction of certain religious orthodoxies that in our daily public life are experienced by women as prejudicial. That was her focus, and […]

The Family of Nations

The family of nations is a phrase often used, but ignored in its essential usefulness. We use it as a parallel pretense to our cultural “agreement” that families are functional social units. A brief look inward combined with a neighborly glance around tells us clearly that is not as true as we would like it […]

Styx and Stones

Plato found a teacher who taught him                                                          how to learn.                                   […]

In the Garden

2/23/15 IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN ( quotes from The Harper Collins Study Bible, The New Revised Standard Version) The Genesis story and I have been having something of an intellectual wrestling match for quite a number of years. The question regards the purpose of the two Trees in the center of the garden. What […]