Author Archives: Headmistress

The Weak Anthropic Principle

I’m reading A Meaningful World, and chapter 6 deals with ‘A Cosmic Home: Designed for Discovery. It’s a fabulous book, but you do have to do some thinking while you read. These quotes are not from the book but are from essays and articles on the web that deal with topics related to the sixth […]

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Bergdahl pleads guilty of desertion and other news

Six soldiers died searching for him after he deserted his post and abandoned his comrades in a war zone. Obama traded terrorists for him, feted him in a Rose Garden ceremony, called him a hero. He just pleaded guilty to desertion. He was and is no hero. In England- Muslim spits at a random baby’s […]

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News and so forth

The removed Confederate Flags- which I, shortsightedly and in an emotional reaction to Dylan Root shooting up a church Bible study of peaceful black people, thought at the time was a good idea. Then it was statues of Confederate generals or statues that looked like they might be confederate generals or artwork that looked like […]

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Find a special place

“According to a study commissioned by the National Trust, people experience intense feelings of wellbeing, contentment and belonging from places that evoke positive memories far more than treasured objects such as photographs or wedding rings…. …It found places that are intensely meaningful invoke a sense of calm, space to think and a feeling of completeness. […]

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Why is There Beauty?

“The¬†foregoing remarks lead me to say a few words on the protest lately made by some naturalists against the utilitarian doctrine that every detail of structure has been produced for the good of its possessor. They believe that many structures have been created for the sake of beauty, to delight man or the Creator (but […]

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