RATIONAL SELF INTEREST vs SELFISHNESS

The reason for my recent Challenge is because I have noticed the gathering of people who have latched on to the word "Selfie."  They view it with some alarm and I can feel it in my bones, they are going to start haranguing people about self interest. ...

GETTING SHOT AT

This was not at a war front. We were only 13 or 14 years old. We didn't feel bullet proof at all, never even thought about it. My friend lived five miles away by road but only across two small mountain ranges, about a mile and a half as the crow...

Just Made a Lemon Tea Milk Shake

Accidental, of course.  Strange flavor, couldn't identify it at first.  But pretty good.   I had filled the cup half full of French Vanilla Ice cream.  Filled it the rest of the way with milk and sweetner.  Then I thought I added Ovaltine to it...

The SUN SHINING IN MY WINDOWS

Such a surprise!   I forgot the sun shines in my windows after the fall equanox.  It only happens after 9/19. and it disappears in the spring in early April.  There is a large overhanging roof which blocks the sun during he hot months.   The...

Beyond the ARAB CURSE

What we are living in now are the Interesting Times the Arabs spoke of. "May you be born in Interesting times."  The infrastructure is breaking down.  Prices go up but profits are plunging.  Philosophy can't write any positive thoughts.  Even that...

Ancient ARAB CURSE

      Let's say you are in the Bagdad of a century ago.  A beggar walks up and pleads, "Bakshish."  Another one,  You reach in your pockets and find a small coin, You deposit it in his hand.  He looks at it and is insulted. he continues to...

ANCIENT KNOWLEDGE

For thousands of years, before we recorded our history with any readable language, evidently we rose to a high standard of understanding the world and universe around us.  Either that or we had ETs and angels dropping in on us regularly.  You will be...

SEXY TUES. ~ A PERFECT DAY

Woke with a start.  Sunlight was coming in the windows.  But it was a rapturous day for me.  The clock said I had 25 minutes to call in sick.  She and I were wrapped around each other over and over again, like naked vines that had climbed a tree...

Please, Please HELP ME (HOW TO GET TO HISTORY ON COMPUTER)

My computer crashed when I was 2+ hours into a most interesting 4 hour lecture.  I want to get back to it.  Can't remember the speakers name  nor the title of his video.  It was about ancient knowledge.   I know the computer keeps knowledge of...

"OTHERS..."

Both burgundystblues and I have referred to being "Others," at times. I don't think we have ever described what we mean about "Others."   It was during the time we mended broken hearts, in a period we call "The Winter of Segovia."  In the late...