Monthly Archives: December 2007

Piña Colada Subjectivity

I have long felt that we must come to an understanding of levels and of scale. Absolutely there is an Absolute Truth in my view. But the fact of this Truth does not negate the reality that we are lost … Continue reading

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long island ice teas

At the Nashboro Village Tennis Club in the 1980’s, they made a Long Island Iced Tea that was outstanding. I lived on the premises and could walk across the golf course at night to my apartment, one of many places … Continue reading

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perfectly normal

I am a man who loves mystery and miracles and accept each. But practically speaking in most cases,what we call a mystery is a fully functioning law that is not understood, perhaps misunderstood. Sometimes what welabel a miracle is a … Continue reading

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Tu ne cede malis

Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito (Latin: Do not give in to evil but proceed ever more boldly against it) Virgil’s thoughts as the expressed motto of the Ludwig Von Mises Institute and the thought processes of the … Continue reading

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kerouac afternoon

I cruised past Walden Pond and continued to Lowell, Kerouac’s hometown,and touched the cover of my 50th anniversary edition ofJack’s ON THE ROAD as I drove to Manchester Airport in a raging snowstorm this week. I finished reading it on … Continue reading

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the time of the rime

Coleridge cautioned us about being careful regarding who we curse. As penance for thedeed of failing to recognize the beauty in even slimy ugly things, the Marinermust wander around this old world & tell his story for others to hear: … Continue reading

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galvanized wash tubs

I have fond memories of swimming and I have always enjoyed the water. When I emerged from my posh East Tennessee swimming pool in 1956 which in reality was a galvanized wash tub, I felt pretty darn good according to … Continue reading

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Epicurus and the blender

All difficultieswill pass and besides, Epicurus and the Oracle of Possum Hollar think that”the greater the difficulty, the more the glory in surmounting it” from infinity to zero and then to Margaritaville and back again. So I am backat my … Continue reading

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not so stable

Personally I have found that searching for an eternal sense of security inearthly thingsis like wishing to find a place to rest on a big wave as it rolls over the ocean. So I just roll (and rock). My spirit … Continue reading

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whirlpools of time

I loved to spend time by the river of my youth and I loved to think about time as I watched my river meander without concern and I like how Dr. Kaku responded to a question about time travel. Dr … Continue reading

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