Category Archives: Philosophy

Four Letter Words

An excerpt from Damn Yankee Buttons, a book of essays and short stories that I am working on: Montaigne wrote that “The genital activities of mankind are so natural . . . what have they done to make us never dare … Continue reading

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Four-Letter Words

An excerpt from my next book Damn Yankee Buttons “We will cease to be so angry once we cease to be so hopeful. – Alain de Botton, The Consolations of Philosophy   Alain de Botton’s take on Montaigne is worth … Continue reading

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Teaching the greatest of the arts

I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the … Continue reading

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Pogo and McCarthyism

A while back I began reading two pages of Pogo and two of Ogden Nash to start my mornings off with a giggle. I have just finished the first volume of Pogo, there are eleven more to come. The Charleston … Continue reading

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Foolish Consistency

I stole this quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson from my friend Rick Wilson’s blog goatrope A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing … Continue reading

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