The Natural Attitude

First of all, I hope you're enjoying the holidays. I've been baking up a storm... Unfortunately I can only offer you a virtual sampling of treats. But if you look on the bright side, fewer calories. And now brace yourself for an awkward transition... I've been trying to wrap my mind around the split between the … Continue reading The Natural Attitude


Fun, Fear, and Flamenco

Here's an update on what I've been doing instead of blogging... A few hours ago I got that peculiar feeling that I was being watched. I twisted around on the couch and saw a baby black bear peeking in through the screen door only a few feet away from me. (Sorry, no photos.) It was … Continue reading Fun, Fear, and Flamenco

The Challenges in Writing a Philosophical Novel

A while back I did some Googling to find out whether someone out there had written a book similar to mine, and in my research I came across Charles Johnson's novel, Faith and The Good Thing. Too good to be true. He too makes use of the most powerful centerpieces in Plato's works: The Allegory of the … Continue reading The Challenges in Writing a Philosophical Novel


Happy Holidays!

Geordie got to visit Santa Claus this year...he looks a bit skeptical here, but I think I'll convince him in the end. ("Of course this 22 year old kid isn't the real Santa Claus, but he's working for Santa. Santa's busy with your presents right now.")   The weather forecast says we'll get snow on the mountain tomorrow, … Continue reading Happy Holidays!


It Can Happen Here

And it did. Maybe we shouldn't be happy that California and other states have legalized marijuana. At this point, we need every last brain cell just to carry on. And we have not only Trump to consider, but also the major Republican win all over the map. Who will check Trump? Where's the balance? I get … Continue reading It Can Happen Here