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Daily Obstruction: In Mozart’s Workshop

23 Sep

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In Mozart’s Workshop

 

Radios transmit, they don’t create.  So too with minds.

Daily Obstruction: Refractive Index

4 Sep

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Refractive Index

 

Light : Light seen through glass, passing through water :: Thought : Thought passing through a melancholic spell.

 

Daily Obstruction: The Speed of Thought

4 Jul

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The Speed of Thought

 

Some days thoughts spontaneously shimmer across the cerebrum like morning light dancing on the lake in autumn and other days it’s as if the cerebrospinal fluid is a neurotransmitter inhibitor, darkening the stage of the dance.

Daily Obstruction: Fool’s Dilemma

13 May

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Fool’s Dilemma

 

The philosopher’s fundamental questions – freedom of the will and determinism – are the playthings of monkey mind.

 

Daily Obstruction: Journey of the Spirit

30 Apr

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Journey of the Spirit

 

As with fine wine and spirits, thoughts too have their origin in the earth, need cultivation, discrimination in the harvesting, time for fermentation, and finally refining.  But all that effort could be for either a crude intoxicant or for a discerning palate.

Daily Obstruction: The Power of Thought

2 Apr

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The Power of Thought

 

Billions of years of high pressure does not turn coal into a valuable stone.  Thinking does.

Daily Obstruction: Thoughts & Deeds

30 Mar

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Thoughts & Deeds

 

Descartes said, “Cogito ergo sum,” I think, therefore I am.  But it does not follow to say, “I think bad thoughts, therefore I am bad.”  Or, conversely, “I think good thoughts, therefore I am good.”