Ironic games

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How Men and Woman can be Worthy Friends?

It’s very common for female profiles to suggest how men can achieve a level of success – the problem – “friends first…then”. Damn – why that – the sentiment is understandable, I guess. No one wants to be seen only as means – a body, smile, or vesicle for someone’s… pleasure. As far back as … Continue reading

Money and other demands

An addiction can assume many forms.  Most recently, I have spent lots of intellectual work on my obsession with finding and defining my efforts plot a path towards a relationship of value. It’s been lots of words:  ethics – ranting on and on about evil – reciprocity and process the following is a lot more … Continue reading

Confession – Mack’s Lament

Mackenzie, my youngest son wrote the following and requested that I read and respond.  Mackenzie is currently studying at Yale University.  In so many ways Mackenzie is the most mature – wise – of my six children.  He has demonstrated the humility and depth of grace that it took me until my late 50’s to … Continue reading

Reputation: Building on Trust

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Post Modern to Where?

Over the course of this blog’s life I have often taken the road into abstract spaces – religious – deconstruction – happiness and resiliency. On other blogs I’ve written about how the post modern condition affected notions of leadership and organizational behavior. As a searcher – learner by nature – I expected that at some … Continue reading

So, what was I thinking?

Every once in awhile I awake to a need to open a door into why and what’s going on with me. The other day on EONS I was asked about a couple of quotes I use for signatures. This is what followed: The lyricism of “addiction” may find inspiration in the image of the “outlaw, … Continue reading

And his eyes read “End”

THE OFFICIAL’S RULES: 1. The person performing the illusion must dig his way to a tomb with one way entrance. 2. The person must fill in any hole created with the soil from that whole. 3. The person is not allowed to use any technology in digging, or moving any soil – only his hands … Continue reading

Resilience – Poetry and A New Language Game

Why resilience? I define myself using a term established by Richard Rorty – “liberal ironist -the name for the “sort of person who faces up to the contingency of his own most central beliefs and desires –someone sufficiently historicist and nominalist to have abandoned the idea those central beliefs and desires refer back to something … Continue reading

Barack – Damn!

If you listen, you will learn!

What’s Cool — Happiness Turn On Its Ironic Head?