Tag Archives: aphorism

Why I blog

Here’s my list of reasons for blogging: Contingency. Blogging is a rather pure way of embracing contingency (chance). Like dropping a marble down a pachinko machine, I put a random thought out into the world and see what associations it provokes in me and anyone … Continue reading

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Mental Health Break

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Quote of the Day: Einstein on the Ontological Mystery (Mystery of Being)

Albert Einstein did not believe in a personal deity, but he was willing to talk about the ontological mystery (the mystery of being) in ways that bordered on the religious: The most beautiful emotion we can experience is the mysterious. … Continue reading

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Aphorism and Nietzsche: What It Means to Blog and Be a Blogger

It occurs to me that a blog entry is a lot like an aphorism. What I mean is that blogs and aphorisms are like matches struck: they flare up, contribute light to a subject, then return to the darkness. A blog entry, like … Continue reading

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