Monthly Archives: August 2009

Still Thinking Out Loud

Lughnasa                         Waxing Harvest Moon “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein Einstein’s notion reminds me of the definition of insanity:  trying the same thing over and over … Continue reading

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More on Liberalism. Not there yet.

Lughnasa                              Waxing Harvest Moon Another day spent happily with my nose in The Contested Enlightenment, parsing out threads of intellectual history that I can then weave together into a new tale, one that clarifies liberalism in the United States today … Continue reading

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Lughnasa                                Waxing Harvest Moon Breaking news from the 16th century.  Revolution gets legs from philosophical ideas.  When I grew up in the study of philosophy, the history of ideas was the primary teaching method.  Ideas, this approach claims, grow up … Continue reading

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Puppy Chess

Lughnasa                     Waxing Harvest Moon Reframing.  Work on  containment of the puppies requires reframing.  If I don’t begin to see these as interesting challenges rather than more damned work, I’m gonna be one frustrated guy.  This morning Rigel appears, wandering around … Continue reading

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