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Category Archives: introspection
What better way to spend a snowy midwest winter evening than curled up with a cup of hot cocoa and Bertrand Russell’s The Conquest of Happiness. It was written in 1930, but it’s still very much appropriate and inspiring. It … Continue reading
Arriving early at my therapy session today, I sat in an armchair of the waiting room and picked up one of the Newsweek magazines that caught my eye. It was the August 9, 2010 Books issue with a photograph of … Continue reading
A metamorphic process is underway in me. It’s something that began 6 years ago…when I stepped out of the treadmill of conventional service-for-pay employment. I’ve been engaged in some online conversation about finding meaningful work when you have many gifts/talents … Continue reading
This has been the post that’s been on my mind for over a week now. I haven’t found the words to convey my feelings about the healing journey I went on last week, when we went by train to seek … Continue reading
I am hoping I could generate some input regarding a person’s intense need for philosophical inquiry and making room for a personal life. What I’m referring to is the endless struggle between feeding the intellectual needs and, being a social … Continue reading
Just when I think that I can not resolve some of my lack of deep conviction in the existence of God, because I’m too rational, too analytical, too scientific, a friend of mine tells me he was reading Miguel de … Continue reading
In grief, there is an element of inconsolability. In our needs there is an element of unsatisfiability. In the face of life’s most profound questions, there is an unknowability. This fits in with the work of Kurt Godel, the Czech … Continue reading
It’s spring break this week and I decided I wanted to do a few projects with the kids, but more than just random, unrelated projects (which we’ve done many of), I wanted to work on a unit study of something … Continue reading