Tag Archives: Psychology

Freedom and Tyranny

I find this lecture very powerful in the effort to affirm our individual freedom as opposed to being the property of the totalitarian state or other group of dominant dogs. I recommend listening to it with attention. An essential condition … Continue reading

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Sturm und Drang

It sometimes happens that I give the same title to two different postings. The last time was in January 2017 when I discussed Christian eschatology. Indeed as we approach Advent I find a number of Catholic and Orthodox bishops discussing … Continue reading

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Insanae et vanae curae

Insanae et vanae curae invadunt mentes nostras,saepe furore replent corda, privata spe.Quid prodest, O mortalis, conari pro mundanis,si coelos negligas?Sunt fausta tibi cuncta, si Deus est pro te. Frantic and futile anxieties invade our minds; they oftenfill our hearts with … Continue reading

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Self Reliance

This is a theme on which I have already touched in my posting about Transcendentalism which I encountered through Walt Whitman and Ralph Waldo Emerson. Emerson was distinguished through his Self-Reliance. It is a point that is still uppermost in my … Continue reading

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Apprehending the Transcendent

For this posting, I reproduce the title of the video to which I am linking. I myself was unaware of the work of Sir Roger Scruton who passed away only a few days ago. This dialogue reveals many of the … Continue reading

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Abusus non tollit usum

There is a story, perhaps untrue, about a public building that had all its fire extinguishers removed because it was esteemed that few people knew how to use them properly. It’s obviously better for the building to burn down and … Continue reading

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La Nausée

Yes, from the very author who wrote “Hell is other people” – L’enfer c’est les autres in his play Huis clos. Jean-Paul Sartre was unfamiliar with the various grotesque parodies of churches and bishops one occasionally sees on the Internet. … Continue reading

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More on Wooden-Leg French

I am still in the midst of sorting out paperwork for my French nationality application, and this is something I just hate doing. It revolts me to the tips of my fingers – as the French say – and it … Continue reading

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I’ll cut your leg off any day!

When I approach certain subjects, I keep thinking about the ship’s surgeon on the Bounty in the 1935 film, who had a different story to relate to each person about how he lost his leg, and that he would gladly … Continue reading

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Two Worlds

I have been neglecting this blog for some time, partly due to personal issues and partly due to having had a major computer crash. My data is backed up and some recent stuff is being saved from the hard disk … Continue reading

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