Category Archives: philosophy

Words Fall

Words, syllables, inflections, breathed and yelled, soft and loud, mouthed and thought, heard and not, written and spoken, valued and ignored, but so weighty for the one who owns them, for that one desperate to be treasured. When we begin, … Continue reading

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In You, O Lord (Lilly’s Amplified)

In You, O Lord, do I take refuge; I run to You when the darkness closes in, when chaos comes, and my own best ideas about shelter fail. let me never be put to shame; let me not be disappointed … Continue reading

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These Carnal Threads

I look down at my hands and know that within those tissues and cells, blood is coursing, coming from, going to, minute after minute, circuit upon circuit. But where is my soul in this pink, freckled flesh? Where is my … Continue reading

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The Peace That Doesn’t Come

I swallowed up your fictions, building great thoughts and paradigms on them to support the framework of my soul’s integrity—because I thought they were true. Really true. Truer than the dusty time-tested, grime-infested mores of another lifetime. Rusty religion. And … Continue reading

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The Daily Post: Renewal with a Hitch

Renewal always sounds bright and shiny, like a beautifully restored vintage car or a vibrant blossom in the spring bursting from what had looked like a lifeless branch. But the problem with renewal is that something has decayed in order … Continue reading

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A Preface to My Profound Political Speech (Keeping It Real!)

First, thank you to all my fans and the planted vocal support placed throughout the crowd to give the illusion that I have more going for me than I do. I would like to thank my speech writers for the … Continue reading

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The Whirring

Pathways of the mind, wandering thoughts, detoured by suffering as much as certainty, and attention to intention wanes with the onslaught of feelings— vulnerable, sideswiped— almost certainly erring, at least in part—and the thoroughfare of mind-numbing thinking races unobserved behind … Continue reading

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On Trinkets and Treasure

And we collect trinkets our whole lives, this’s and that’s—so much useless stuff, scraps of memory designed to hold the moment now long gone, and it doesn’t matter in the end, when others sift through the detritus of a life, … Continue reading

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Reflection for the Day (stolen from my son)

This morning, I was reading through some old notes and letters by my #2 philosopher son.  He wrote in one letter that every day he would walk by this big building emblazoned with the title “Optimists International.”  He found it … Continue reading

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Thought for the Day: Fear

I have been thinking today that if all the things I have ever feared would have come to be, I would have been dead– I mean, really really dead–several thousand times already. So the thought struck me:  Maybe I should … Continue reading

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