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The Limits of (Imagined) Morality

“There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” –from Hamlet

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“The strongest man is the one who stands most alone.”

–Ibsen Indubitably true.

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“No man was ever yet a great poet,

without at the same time being a profound philosopher.” -Coleridge Consciousness and thinking lead to/go hand in hand with poetry. There is always a mind and sensibility behind every serious poet. That much awareness, sensitivity, empathy, and imagination, too.

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“Music is

the universal language of mankind.” –Longfellow If there’s one thing that can unite diverse peoples…

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Where Too Many ‘Friends’ Fail

“A true friend is one soul in two bodies.” –Aristotle

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“Conversation enriches the understanding,

but solitude is the school of genius.” –Gibbon

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Trump:

“All cruelty springs from weakness.”–Seneca “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil.” –Isaiah, vol. 20 “Where there is no vision, the people perish.”–Proverbs XXIX, 18

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Most Inspiring D-Day Event

The two 90+ year-old D-day vets parachuting in to Juno Beach. Nicely and appropriately done. What a triumph over time! Least inspiring: Trudeau and Trump speeches. Much ado by nothings.

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Lenny on the Home Stretch: A Relentless Honesty

Cohen’s last three remarkable albums: Old Ideas, 2012 Popular Problems, 2014 You Want It Darker, 2016, released 19 days prior to his death. Listening again to Popular Problems this morning early, one of his three summing-ups. As when he was … Continue reading

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Trepidatious–

adjective, meaning with tremulous fear, alarm, agitation, perturbation

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