Cosmic Rock, Paper, and Scissors

The number three has had profound influence on human cultures in most times and places. One of the most important groupings of three is that of Mind, Body, and Spirit. These are disparate… Continue reading

Emotions: Fight Fire with Water

Emotions are natural, instinctive states of mind deriving from one’s circumstances, mood, or relationships with others.If Reason is what separates us from animals, then emotions are what bring us back together. Sometimes they… Continue reading

Twelve Traits to Live By

We live in a complex world, full of data and decisions that can be overwhelming. In order to deal with this excess of stimulus, human beings have developed tools and skills that can… Continue reading

Old Scholarship and the Secrets of the Cliff Dwellers

I. We all know books are fun. According to posters on the walls of elementary schools, books are magical conduits that can take us to distant times and far away places. Old Books are… Continue reading

Sun Tzu: The Art of Sickness

I. Sun Tzu’s The Art of War is one of the most widely quoted books ever written. The collective guidance of the ancient Chinese general is still the preeminent source on military strategy, even… Continue reading

On Being Young in an Old World

I.  Age demographics are an important aspect of society. For much of history there have been more old people than young. This was due to a variety of factors, including the fact that… Continue reading

Ancient Philosophy and the Origin of the Universe

I. Sometimes our modern understanding of things can be informed by how people long ago thought about the same things. Just because they didn’t have electricity or microscopes doesn’t mean ancient people were… Continue reading

The Heirs of Byzantium

Even though the past is gone, it never really goes away. People, societies, and civilizations can have a lasting impact long after their own demise. We are all, in some way, the heirs… Continue reading

One Perk to Being Left-Handed

There are many drawbacks to being left-handed. You bump arms with people when you sit next to them at the table, you can’t write without smearing ink or graphite, and the left-handed have… Continue reading

Unknown Presidential Milestones

In the United States we remember a lot about our Presidents. The Chief executive is the de-facto representative of the country, so we absorb all the little details from his shoe size to… Continue reading

Something About Spam Comments

When people visit a website, sometimes they like to leave comments. Even when they are explicitly told not to. My post about Quantum Mechanics was commented on by many people, and these comments… Continue reading

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