The Hanged Man

I have been given exactly what I wanted… days with nothing to do. I have bookshelves filled to overflowing with various books. They are in no particular order (philosophy is in that general direction, poetry is over there… except for Graves, who’s over there with introspective writing with Thoreau, who is nearby environmental writings…). And […]

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If the glove fits

A couple of weekends ago I was had the opportunity to open the windows to Spring, make some black coffee, and sit with a few books. I have stacks of them around my apartment. When I get into a mood I will let my interest wa/onder where it may, weaving from archetypal mythology to gender […]

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environmental ethics: is it immoral for the last human to cut the last redwood?

I took Environmental Ethics to better understand the reasons for man’s behavior in relation to the natural environment. Yet as Hill’s question of ‘what sort of person would destroy the natural environment?’ had been brought up in class, I had agreed with the question raised of whether this was indeed the fundamental question. For to […]

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Macwriter

Mac kills PC in so many areas. I find that my workflow crashes to a halt when I have to go into the office and use their Windows systems. I hesitated in downloading any Microsoft programs onto my Mac because I don’t like anything about them, how they are organized. Even using Excel, which is […]

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death and life

I used to subscribe to Orion Magazine.  It is a beautiful, thoughtful magazine meshing philosophy, poetry, ecology, and social justice into one format.  I have a couple of back issues near me and I pulled one out and re-read a wonderful article in it where the author muses on a sense of place while looking […]

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the self

There is a great sythesis of many things occuring right now. My past year, years, of activities and readings and adventures have brought me full circle into fields with fresh eyes and deepened perspectives.  The classes that I’ve signed up for at PSU are both connected to each other and what I am already moving […]

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