IT LOOKS AS IF…

G.E.M. Anscombe:
[Ludwig Wittgenstein] once greeted me with the question, “Why do people say that it was natural to think that the sun went round the earth rather than that the earth turned on its axis?

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2023 BOOKS OF SUMMER

Cathy of 746books.com invites people to make a list of 20 (or 10 or 15) books that they plan to read during the summer months.

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ON MANAGING ARISTOCRATS

John Adams:
Your ‘aristocrats’ are the most difficult Animals to manage, of anything in the whole Theory and practice of Government.

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LEWIS THOMAS ON ALTRUISM

I find it very difficult to avoid used bookstores. In fact, it’s pretty rare for me to visit an unfamiliar city – or even a city I know well – and not find myself browsing the shelves of some such store.

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LONGEVITY CHALLENGES – SELF AND CLIMATE

I’ve been spending some time on Mastodon lately – mostly reading, occasionally boosting, rarely posting. As I said in the initial post on this blog, I stepped away from the more mainstream social media sites (think facebook, twitter, and instagram) both because of their algorithmic approach to these things and their capturing of my data.

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WRITING (OR NOT) WITHOUT A DEADLINE

I’ve passed the middle of the month without posting to the blog. Despite my best (or at least very strong) intentions, ’Thinking out loud’ is running the risk of being yet another still-born project.

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