Month: September 2012

  • Do we need all need a bit more soul?

    September 18, 2012 Do we not all need a bit more soul?   “Soul is different from spirit; the deep soul is the way we live every day, our longings and our fears.” Thomas Moore               It has been nearly twenty years since I first read a book written by Thomas Moore. I picked […]

  • Can soul be defined and codified?

    Bird Droppings September 17, 2012 Can soul be defined and codified?               Over the years I have written about the idea of and or concept of soul many times to the point of using the word at one point in my dissertation title. The word has differing meanings as you discuss with various religious […]

  • My question for today is wisdom contagious?

    Bird Droppings September 16, 2012 My question for today is wisdom contagious?               I was reading in a friend’s blog about the Harry Potter series. She was addressing religious beliefs in her blog and how so many adhere verbatim to holy texts. As I read her blog which is rather good the ending was […]

  • What about trying to clear your head?

    Bird Droppings September 15, 2012 What about trying to clear your head?   “The hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain.” Carl G. Jung               I have been a fan of Jung for some time perhaps as I like his view of having more than simply a black […]

  • Philosophy can be interesting

    Bird Droppings September 14, 2012 Philosophy can be rather interesting   “When he to whom one speaks does not understand, and he who speaks himself does not understand, that is metaphysics.”Voltaire   Somewhere on my wall is a doctorate in metaphysics among the numerous plaques and degrees scattered about.  I like Voltaire’s idea of metaphysics […]

  • You can wait a minute

    Bird Droppings September 13, 2012 You can wait a moment               Far too often we tend to jump to conclusions and reading the news this morning evidently on an international scale one of the presidential candidates did just that. Rather than waiting to see through the smoke and know what exactly happened took a […]

  • Is there much difference in perceptions?

    Bird Droppings September 12, 2012 Is there much difference in our perceptions?   “The delineation of the difference between modern (secular) society and traditional (Sacred) societies and their competing views of land and nature helps to explain the persistence of severe conflict between such societies. Unlike secular societies – where land signifies property, property signifies […]

  • Where is your homework? I think the puppy ate it.

    Bird Droppings September 11, 2012 Where is your homework? I think the puppy ate it.               Last evening and earlier this morning I read numerous status updates on Facebook and many news related editorials on various differing news internet sources of today’s anniversary of the attack on the Twin Towers. Many started with you […]

  • Can we have humanistic or even ethical capitalism?

    Bird Droppings September 10, 2012 Can we have humanistic or even ethical capitalism?               It was not all that long ago that the Supreme Court and a political party embraced the concept of corporation have the same rights as people. Primarily it was a taxation ploy and for also inputting into campaign funds. I […]

  • THinking about where I am going

    Bird Droppings September 9, 2012 Thinking about where I am going   “Sooner or later something seems to call us onto a particular path… this is what I must do; this is what I’ve got to have. This is who I am. It’s important to ask yourself, how am I useful to others? What do […]