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There is no future: the ironic peace of learned hopelessness (#zenofdoc)

We must be prepared to laugh with the universe at the banality of our own immolation. Full moon. Snowfield, vast beneath the mountain: to understand the truth of people, study their contradictions. This morning I posted this little koan (minus … Continue reading There is no future: the ironic peace of learned hopelessness (#zenofdoc)

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If everybody were like me, the world would be…

I think a lot of us have this idea in our heads that if everyone in the world were more like us things would generally a lot better. Maybe we’d even have a utopia on our hands.

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Mostly we’re delusional, of course. I have one old friend who’d trot out the old “if everybody were more like me” line periodically. In his mind the world would be some sort of Libertarian paradise. If you knew him, though, you had to figure glow-in-dark nuclear holocaust was more likely. Continue reading “If everybody were like me, the world would be…”

Ronan would have turned 15 today

Facebook just reminded me: my dog, Ronan MacScottie, would have been 15 today. He died on October 19, 2014. It’s always a joy to remember the energy and attitude and laughter he brought to my life every day. Literally, every day, without exception, he made me laugh. As I have noted before, he was with me through some very dark times, and more days than I like to recall that was the only smile that crossed my face. On the other hand, the day he died was among the worst of my life, and it still guts me to think about … Continue reading Ronan would have turned 15 today