Musings about life, writing, and society at large. Reflections include thoughtful posts on a wide range of topics.

A Matter of Perspective

When it comes right down to it, everything in life is a matter of perspective. From the moment we wake up, on through the day, and into the dream filled night, our thoughts shape the world we perceive. Our senses take in millions of clues around us and sort them into an invisible framework that […]

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Commentary Hurts

I like reading the news through the Internet. It’s nice to have many articles on the same topic at my fingertips and it can be fascinating to compare the different slants used by various reporters. But there is a downside. Many online news articles give readers the option of posting comments. This seems like a

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I Am, Therefore I Think?

I’ve been on a philosophical kick lately, mainly existential. I’m wading through Being and Nothingness now and probably will be for some time. It’s a weighty read, not only because of the special terminology and constant references to other philosopher’s works (some familiar, others not so much), but because it sends my mind spinning in

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I Heart Eddie Izzard

I went to see Eddie Izzard last night and had a momentary realization of what it feels like to be a groupie. Watching him strut around the stage, listening to him talk with that sexy accent (yes, I’m a sucker for a British accent, okay, for most accents), I had an overwhelming desire to meet

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A quick picture that went wrong and then a little right. Not perfect, but that’s life. I recently painted one of my bathrooms a deep, bold blue. Daring Indigo. (don’t you love the names of paint colors?) It’s a half-bath and I was a little worried about using it in a such a small space,

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