Category Archives: Philosophy

Life, Destruction, and Incidental Use

“A pine cut down, a dead pine, is no more a pine than a dead human carcass is a man. Can he who has discovered only some of the values of whalebone and whale oil be said to have discovered … Continue reading

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Making Connections with Kindred Spirits

The Internet is neither good nor bad.  It is just a repository of information like a giant disorganized library that is constantly in flux.  Like a library, it is a tool and like a library it can be a meeting … Continue reading

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The Useful Man

Originally posted on Lost Art Press:
We have scientific writers of several kinds, and their number is continually increasing; there is no harm in that, but their studies are mainly directed to form theorists capable of ordering workmen, but unable…

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Earth Day

“The world, we are told, was made especially for man — a presumption not supported by all the facts.” ― John Muir, A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf

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Hardship and Destiny

  “Hardship often prepares an ordinary person for an extraordinary destiny.” — C.S. Lewis

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Seek Solutide

“Nourish yourself with grand and austere ideas of beauty that feed the soul… Seek solitude.” “I must work alone. I think that going into society from time to time, or just going out and seeing people, does not do much … Continue reading

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Choosing Our Stuff

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” — William Morris I have come across these words many times in my long quest for a decent life.  Sometimes when you … Continue reading

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