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Absolute Idealism

Big thinkers think big thoughts, and one of those big thinkers was Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel: Hegel developed a comprehensive philosophical framework, or “system”, of absolute idealism to account in an integrated and developmental way for the relation of mind … Continue reading

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Whatever He Said

Okay, that’s over. He was uncomfortable, saying things others had written for him, things that just weren’t “him” at all, but had to be said. Everyone else was uncomfortable listening to him be uncomfortable. But everyone was supposed to listen. … Continue reading

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Already Gone

Back in 1971, Karen Carpenter was singing that rainy days and Mondays always got her down – the ultimate Monday song – and that would do now for the Monday after the Super Bowl and before Donald Trump’s second State … Continue reading

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Stating the Case

The annual State of the Union address to Congress, with the Supreme Court and Joint Chiefs in the room, along with the vice president and every cabinet member save one – the designated survivor should the bad guys decide to … Continue reading

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Trump Blinks

Advice is cheap. Advice is cheap because it’s usually bad advice. Stand up to bullies. They’re really cowards. They’ll always back down, unless they then decide to beat the crap out of you, because you stood up to them. Now … Continue reading

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Trusting the Women

“At the age of eleven or thereabouts women acquire a poise and an ability to handle difficult situations which a man, if he is lucky, manages to achieve somewhere in the later seventies.” ~ P. G. Wodehouse, Uneasy Money Donald … Continue reading

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The Make-Believe Nice Man

Hollywood depends on the willing suspension of disbelief. That’s a bargain the audience makes with the director. The audience knows those are actors on the screen, not the purported real people, and they’re probably on a sound-stage in front of … Continue reading

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