The test of a democracy is not the magnificence of buildings or the speed of automobiles or the efficiency of air transportation, but rather the care given…… Read more “Helen Keller, Test of a Democracy”
~> Kant Journal #1//Kant begins his momentous response to the stagnancy he finds in the discipline by making two important distinctions: one between a priori and a…… Read more “Philosophy Papers”
Philosophical soul searching is never ending, but I suppose happiness, despair, and evil are very good places to start. > Kierkegaard’s Sickness Unto Death //Pivotal definitions in…… Read more “Soul Searching”
We come with no knowledge to this place and share nothing with each other of the essential key that grows inside us like a living being, limned…… Read more “Connection and Peace.”
A Gift Just when you seem to yourselfnothing but a flimsy webof questions, you are giventhe questions of others to holdin the emptiness of your…… Read more “Levertov, Dust”
I cannot write. Cannot write, cannot write cannotwritecannotwrite.There is nothing to say, it’s all been read,saidanddone. I cannot writeright: my idealism won’t countenance these mongrel awkwardnesses, won’tafford…… Read more “Today”
I can’t find my incense. I don’t want to write. I desperately want nothing more than to write. For ever. So then, perhaps I’m just a stymied…… Read more “The Ever-Processing Machine”
To Possess or to be possessed by one’s identity?*The self, the anti-self in dire embrace.*Instead of embracing God, he hugs himself.~ Theodore Roethke, The Middle of a…… Read more “Roethke, from ‘The Middle of a Roaring World’”
Wrinkles sagging with weariness, Gretel June seated her crooked torso on the last clear surface in the house: a padded footstool. The world swam in complete and terrifying circles around her, and closing her eyes only made it worse. She felt a lump in her throat that had nothing whatsoever to do with her heart, and much more to do with her stomach. Everything swirled so fast!
Ancient, knotted hands cupped a steaming mug of hot liquid, which she blew on periodically, but never sipped…
so much laughter…
-- "Faith is not being sure. It is not being sure, but betting with your last cent... Faith is not a series of gilt-edged propositions that you… Read more "A New Proposition"
“. . . I would like to beg you dear Sir, as well as I can, to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to…… Read more “Everything Unresolved”
(Or Tolerance, in the common tongue) No one can be commended any longer for instilling values in others – least of all the young and impressionable. We…… Read more “theMechanics.Of:ceratlone —”
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