Monthly Archives: June 2019

Thank You, Mr. Brubeck

This posting was first made a few days after Dave Brubeck passed away on December 5, 2012. I am republishing it with selected postings from a prior version of this blog that was damaged in a malware attack. Dave Brubeck … Continue reading

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Blossom’s Dance, Cognitive Science, and Being in the World

Blossom is a little cockatiel who flew down and landed on the roof of the car on night when my wife and I were going out to dinner. Even for a home where animals are not only part of the … Continue reading

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Jed Clampett, Taoist Master

Saturday evening, my wife Merry and I were getting ready to go to a retirement celebration for our friend, Shelly. I had finished dressing, except for my black slacks. Because we have several cats, and because cat hair has an … Continue reading

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Odysseus’ Bow and the tools that reveal our character

One of my favorite scenes in the Odyssey occurs in the moments before Odysseus slaughters the suitors who have overrun his palace, consumed his wealth, and bedeviled his wife and son. It is a moment of stillness when the King … Continue reading

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