Month: December 2010

Thursday

Gearing Back Up I have returned from my trip to the in-laws in Detroit, and now the Christmas festivities are over, except for the 12 days of Christmas presents …

From the Notebooks

Gabriel Marcel: “The less life is experienced as a captivity the less the soul will be able to see the shining of that veiled, mysterious light.” Homo Viator, 32. …

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Mediterraneans scorn instructions but bow to authority; Anglo-Saxons bow to instructions but scorn authority. Nassim Taleb — Mobile post

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Grosse Pointe, Michigan: home of residents rich enough to buy million-dollar homes, but too cheap to keep their sidewalks clear of snow. Perhaps the most-treacherous walking in Michigan’s lower …

Random Thoughts

Tom Bombadil is kinda like Switzerland. Hubris leads to humility, but normally against one’s will. “The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed — and …

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”It is much harder to be a Stoic when wealthy, powerful, and respected than when destitute, miserable, and lonely.” Nassim Taleb.

From the Notebooks

I like it when I run across a historian who supports Belloc’s popular histories. For kicks, I recently started reading Simon Schama’s A History of Britain. On page 45, …

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“Most of what they call humility is successfully disguised arrogance.” Nassimn Taleb