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In Hindsight

As people, we are an amalgam of biology and experience. Biology is directly deterministic. Experience is not. The possession of a particular set of data and the interaction of this set of data with a person’s biology is what will shape their personality, cognitive ability, tastes, choices, and everything that defines them as an individual. […]

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Quote II

What follows is a  quote that I underlined recently, and has been in my head – to ponder over the weekend. ”Trust in God – but tie your camel first.” – Sayings of the Prophet, “Caravan of Dreams,” by Idries Shah A life of fear and anxiety is not worth living. Most of the misfortunes […]

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Lights Out

The power failed at dinnertime. It was a bit unnerving at first – especially as I was trying to handle everything while a cat was meowing for food. For Peach, absence of electricity is no justification a late meal. But then I came to that state where I have the good fortune of usually arrive […]

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Predetermination

As someone who grew up with video games, and who has advanced through a career of almost pure science before turning to the arts, I am very attached to systems. The basic thesis in my head is that everything that happens can be explained by a set of preceding factors. As a result, I’m frustrated […]

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Quote I

What follows is a  quote that I underlined recently, and has been in my head – to ponder over the weekend. “Pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional.” – No source, found in the book “Radical Acceptance”, by Tara Brach Bad and painful things happen to us all; by our own fault, by the hand […]