16 Precepts

You have asked me how to pursue learning. I pass this along in response — Move from the easier to the difficult Be cautious of speech Be

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Drudge Report

Babies need not to be taught a trade, but to be introduced to a world. To put the matter shortly, woman is generally shut up

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Shock And Ow

I’ve had many exchanges over the years where my statement about something was taken as surprise at the event rather than what it was —

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Kingdom In

When we hear of our twinclinations — the two tendencies within us all, one toward good and one toward ill — most time is spent on the

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Duo

… More then says because he’s in prison and only has a coal with which to write he can’t respond fully to the view that one ought harm an

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Trilemma

Bear no malice nor ill-will to any man living, for either the man is good, or naught: if he be good, and I hate him,

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Fast Food Nations

Sometimes the blogs write themselves. “There’s a really strong pull … to come to different countries. There is a growing familiarity outside the United States with Mexican

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I’ve Said Too Much

There’s a danger of saying too much. There’s always that. I wrote previously and succinctly about stories. Here’s a longer exploration I’ve been working on, off and on,

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What Are The Stories

“What are the stars?” No, not “big balls of gas” — that’s just their form. Just as people aren’t blood and guts so are stars

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