Mindblown: a blog about philosophy.

  • Chicago Cemeteries, Dec 2013

    I want to show the beauty of the honor given to the people, and show a respect for both a final resting place and the differing ways we memorialize their lives. In December 2013 I had a chance to visit two cemeteries in Chicago.  

  • On a Dark and Smokey Evening

    On a Dark and Smokey Evening

    I was out feeding last night and the smoke from nearby fires is really making things interesting at sunset. The sun was behind the old chevy that is waiting for restoration. I shot this with my phone and edited it to make the pickup stand out more than the sun. Enjoy, there may be more.

  • Wild Goose Island

    Wild Goose Island

    We made a trip through the park on the 18th of August. This is the first time Dianna, Morgan, and Dianna’s mom Genny have had the opportunity to see this wonderful place. The glaciers have been receding for 10,000 years, or whenever the last ice age ended, but they are now receding faster. They would…

  • Our love is exemplified by… carrots???

    A couple of the Dragon Carrots from our garden.

  • Travel Plans

    My inconclusive travel plans 2012 I have been in many places, but I’ve never been in Cahoots. Apparently, you can’t go alone. You have to be in Cahoots with someone. I’ve also never been in Cognito. I hear no one recognizes you there. I have, however, been in Sane. They don’t have an airport; you …

  • Seattle musings

    9:15 am overlook behind the fish throwing guys. I have a day off to spend on my own while my wonderful bride is at the SMX conference. She works long hours for her company and then helps me. She allows me to be who I am and supports me. I do so love her. First…

  • Greek Words for love

    The Greeks had several words to better describe different types of “love” that occur: AgapÄ“-is the godly love-unconditional, based on principle StorgÄ“-is familial love-the love we have for our children Philia-is a non-sexual love-love of friends Eros-is sexual love between people It seems than many people confuse what love is. Even as concise as the…

  • Wheel of time

    ‘The scope and size of the volume was such that it could not be contained in a single book, and so Tor proudly presents The Gathering Storm as the first of three novels that will make up A Memory of Light.’ The Countdown is on! The final Wheel of time book, will be three books,…

  • Interesting shift in life

    Bernie is using twitter to full advantage and has been open and informative about the potential it holds.

  • So what have we learned in 2 millennia?

    ‘The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance.’ Cicero – 55 BC Evidently nothing.…

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