When I say that the conservative lacks principles, I do not mean to suggest that...– F. A. Hayek, “Why I Am Not a Conservative,” The Constitution of Liberty
Video games and violence
The only conclusion I can draw from studies linking violent video games to physical violence is that a large segment of the population really, really likes violent video games.
Kcecelia: A Confession →
kcecelia: My Lord, I loved strawberry jam And the dark sweetness of a woman’s body. Also well-chilled vodka, herring in olive oil, Scents, of cinnamon, of cloves. So what kind of prophet am I? Why should the spirit Have visited such a man? Many others Were justly called, and trustworthy. Who would…
Re-vision – the act of looking back, of seeing with fresh eyes, of entering an...– Adrienne Rich, On Lies, Secrets, and Silence: Selected Prose 1966-1978 (h/t @sacredflow)
A Joke For Sex Educators
An oldie but a goodie I used to use to warm up the crowd when presenting on Health Psychology to undergraduates: Begin by asking for a show of hands and asking, “how many of you would consider yourselves relatively well-educated about sexual matters?” Pretend to count any hands. Say “all right,” and then ask, “how many of you know what, by law, must be written at the bottom of every condom...
nothing quite like waking up 2 the sound of waves...
…William Earl, who is professor of philosophy at Northwestern University, said...– Alan Watts
OK folks, 1 more time & the list is not exhaustive: factual, mathematical, scientific, statistical, literary, cinematic, emotional, personal, political, mythological, musical, spiritual, & even existential truth. Yes by truth we mean one thing but that doesn’t mean we have to talk about it in only one way or as having only one form (kind of like God). Treat all these kinds of...
Honor-related crimes, often wrongly labeled an Islamic practice, take place in...– Nicole Page http://reut.rs/A3YxS1
This enthusiastic stumping for the reality of Hell betrays not only a shriveled...– http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/cosmicvariance/2011/04/25/hell/
A person really discovers his true self in a genuine act of self-realization...– Karl Rahner, SJ - Foundations of Christian Faith
However, we must listen still more closely to the sphere that appeals to us in...– Martin Heidegger, Was Heißt Denken?
The naive assumption that the creator of the world is a conscious being must be...– Carl Jung, Collected Works 11, § 600, n. 13
“It was the worst of times, it was the least of minds.” “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a simpleton in possession of no knowledge, must be in want of a mind.” “Many years later, facing the Hague, George W. Bush was to recall that distant afternoon when his mother took him to discover the jar.” “Dick Cheney, light of my...
Have you not heard of that madman who lit a lantern in the bright morning hours,...– Friedrich Nietzsche, The Gay Science, Section 125
What, then, is truth? A mobile army of metaphors, metonyms, and...– Friedrich Nietzsche, “On Truth and Lie in an Extra-Moral Sense”
A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper...– Tom Paine
If a player had an arm amputated, Belichick would not identify whether it was...– Dan Shaughnessy, “Favre’s Ego Downright Frightening” http://is.gd/gwv7T
Mad Men Season 4 Final Exam Study Questions
Why did Betty fire Carla, and why didn’t she want her to say goodbye to the children or accompany Don to California? To what degree is Don spontaneous, calculated, reckless, and/or impulsive? In your answer, be sure to include throwing customers out of the office, the full-page anti-cigarette ad, and getting engaged to Megan. Why did Don get engaged to Megan? Was it just her mothering skills? ...
Psychotherapy takes place in the overlap of two areas of playing, that of the...– D.W. Winnicott, “Playing: Its Theoretical Status in the Clinical Situation,” 1971
If the programs Democrats have pushed through are too weak — if healthcare...– Joan Walsh, “OK, no more Whining” http://is.gd/gwvo2