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Indifference to Suffering

Thoughts on Warren S. Quinn’s “Actions, Intentions, and Consequences: The Doctrine of Double Effect” Today I’m writing a paper on moral philosophy. But instead of thinking about the formulaic essay-question I’ve been given, I find myself enjoying going down thought-paths that don’t address the assigned issues, but do seem, to me, to provide more interesting insights into morality. So to …

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The Exchange

This greed, this culture of theft, now permeates more and more aspects of our lives. And we no longer recognize the lambs among us, that are ours to help care for. We no longer ensure there are comfy beds for the horses in our midst, who spend their days pulling heavy burdens so that our faltering economies don’t fail. But …

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Why do I Live in Vancouver?!

When I lived in Toronto, I walked home every night through the ill-lit streets. Streets too-often dirty, littered, shadowed by the border of beautiful trees. I was always hoping to find a new path that would take me through the softly glowing, orange light of power-saving streetlights that keep the trees awake until dawn. Trees, left to sleep in darkness, …

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Gryffindor’s Key. [Rated R for graphic-content]

What might have been? Intimacy between two people for whom intimacy is never casual though sex often is. Trust between two wanderers who’ve lost their faith in trust. Mind-blowing sex. Oh-my-god, the mind-blowing sex! And maybe something else. Instead, he keeps me at a distance for as long as he can, and then he comes to me and for a …

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Individual Outliers

Dear Scienters: It’s the Nicola Teslas and the Salvador Dalis who should be evaluated as a measure of what humans are. It’s the dog that has a vocabulary of 1,022 words (Griggs, 2010) that shows us what dogs are capable of achieving in terms of linguistic understanding, not the majority who’ve yet to differentiate between the sound of “sit” and …

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Prison-Planet or Wondrous Garden of Beauty & Joy?

I hear conspiracy-researchers talking about this being a “prison-planet” for souls who’ve been naughty. I hear Flat-Earthers, new-agers & Luciferians, alike, talk about their burning desire to escape this plane of existence & all its misery. And I don’t understand them. I want to drown in the beauty this world has to offer us, soak it in, let it lift …

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Part 2 – Free Will for Spaceships

Also, I have deadlines I need to meet this week, and I’m a little pressed for time. 🙂 For the sake of argument, I’ll agree that we do, physically, move through space, I don’t know what it really means to say that we physically move through time. I don’t think we can move through time. Only our consciousness can. If …

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Information Overlaid Onto Our Past

I hope to explore ideas about our reality on this site. An experiment I may end up mentioning more than a little, because I think it is staggering in the monumental nature of its results, is the “Delayed Choice” or “Quantum Eraser” Experiment. So here’s a little video I found on YouTube that explains quite succinctly. Enjoy!

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Free Will for Spaceships

I wrote this a few years ago, while dying of loneliness in a small room, in a small house, near Amsterdam. I’m sharing it with you today because although my understanding of these subjects has deepened, and some of my conclusions have changed, questions like these still whisper to me late at night, in the darkness. I welcome your comments …

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A Beautiful Work of Art for the Weekend!

This is one of the higher purposes of artists in our civilization: They have a deep well of beauty within them, and they gift us with glimpses of it by sharing pieces of it with us through their art. Like this video: