Category Archives: Philosophy


Some plum good advice from one of my favorite literary craftsmen P. G. Wodehouse. “It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean … Continue reading

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Our Resolutions for Retirement: Six Habits to Kick When You Escape (that you can start right now!)

Originally posted on our next life:
happy monday, friends! anyone else hoping for a less volatile stock market week? we’d love to just coast into labor day weekend without thinking about the markets. let’s see if we’re so lucky! and…

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Thoughts on Children

A bit of perspective on this Philosophical Friday morning.  One of my favorite quotes from Socrates (Σωκράτης).  Our experiences are more shared than unique. “The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for … Continue reading

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“The fault-finder will find faults even in paradise”

“However mean your life is, meet it and live it; do not shun it and call it hard names. It is not so bad as you are. It looks poorest when you are richest. The fault-finder will find faults even … Continue reading

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Why Not?

Just why the hell not?

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Rules of Conduct and Thoughts on Self-Education

Thomas Jefferson wrote reams of good advice, important political philosophy, the Declaration of Independence, and many other things (which is why we know so much about him).  To some of his younger relations he sent his favorite “rules of conduct” … Continue reading

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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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