Category Archives: Philosophical Ponderings and Ideas

Perspective

I was in the bigger city yesterday taking care of some business and seeing some grandchildren. While running errands I kept an eye on gas prices since I needed to refuel and prices are generally lower there than in the tiny town nearest me. I’d probably passed a dozen gas stations with prices around 2.05/ […]

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Those e-Books Aren’t Yours

Microsoft’s ebook venture is belly-up .  they are shutting it down- and taking back all the ebooks they sold.  They are refunding customers and if you tell them you had annotations you valued they give you 25 dollars (was unclear to me whether this is per book or just a flat fee).  Never mind that […]

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Subversion of Normalcy

“No matter,” I said, “it provides a starting point. You know nothing else that might be relevant? “Well,” – she blushed again- “not officially, I mean.  I haven’t told anyone else about it.” Shehestiated.  I adopted an expression, as I hoped, of sympathetic encouragement. ‘You see, a few months ago, I got engaged. To a […]

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Isaac Watts, cont. OF LIVING INSTRUCTIONS AND LECTURES, OF TEACHERS AND LEARNERS.

Previously CHAPTER VI. OF LIVING INSTRUCTIONS AND LECTURES, OF TEACHERS AND LEARNERS. I. There are few persons of so penetrating a genius, and so just a judgment, as to be capable of learning the arts and sciences without the assistance of teachers. There is scarce any science so safely and so speedily learned, even by […]

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Isaac Watts On Guarding Your Heart While Judging Books

Previously X. Another, and that a very frequent fault, in passing a judgment upon books, is this, that persons spread the same praises or the same reproaches over a whole treatise, and all the chapters in it, which are due only to some of them. They judge as it were by wholesale, without making a […]

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