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  • Magic wands are a crutch

    December 9, 2019 by

    Wizards and witches in the Harry Potter Universe should not require wands to do magic. Magic folk are hosts of magic from birth. Both muggles and squibs are not endowed with magical potential, only magic folk are. Somehow, magic folk are genetically different; they are created as vessels for magic channeling. A wand in the… Read more

  • A word is a world apart from other words and other worlds

    November 24, 2019 by

    A word is a tag for something in our world that allows us to share with others what we and others see, hear, feel or otherwise experience in our real or imaged experiences.  The symbolic meaning/s are then added to the tag word for said experience and are also shared by more words. Before agriculture… Read more

  • Religion as a Human Universal

    November 24, 2019 by

    Religion in its broad sense is a human universal like dance and music and scores of other things as shown below. All of these universal exists as they have been naturally selected in the broad sense of the phase. Religion answers questions that otherwise can’t be answer, giving comfort and a sense of unity and… Read more

  • Dear Mike, Transience

    November 18, 2019 by

    Dear Mike, Thanks for your thoughtful post regarding the naming and knowing of things. It truly is hubris how we label “cucumber”, or “full moon” and think we know them. But isn’t that how we humans are? In constant need of having our humility reset? What I take from your letter is that “authentic Italian… Read more

  • Dear Dave, Original and Authentic

    November 17, 2019 by

    We name “things” like foods or seasons and think we know these named things. And in a simple way we do. It allows us to communicate with one another about different things and this of course has value. But naming something and knowing it are very different. By naming something we feel better, feel wiser,… Read more

  • Dear Mike, Impassioned

    November 10, 2019 by

    Dear Mike, I hope this finds you well. Over on that other site of mine, Anonymole, myself and a fellow who goes by the name of DesertCurmudgeon have started an exchange of sorts. He proposed a series of posts which chained together. I recalled that Seneca and Lucilius exchanged written correspondence which have been immortalized… Read more

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