Category Archives: Other stuff

Thoughts on the “hair dispute” – a representation of respectability???

Here’s a thought I had: When I was a kid long hair was a big thing.  I remember that people made a big deal out of it though I never understood why at the time.  Adults and parents often condemned … Continue reading

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Some speculations on music, harmony, speech, and communication

Here are some thoughts I had: Some thoughts on music Orchestration has always fascinated me.  I have always loved to hear symphonic music and listen to the interplay of instruments and how they manipulate them to achieve certain effects.  I’ve … Continue reading

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Thoughts on a prediction . . . maybe???

A PREDICTION??? On March 30, 1981 President Reagan was shot.  I still remember that day.  I was at school.  I was in my art class, the second to the last class of the day.  The Principal announced it over the … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the origin of the “damsel in distress”

The idea of the “damsel in distress” has always mystified me.  One reason for this is that I am not really aware of it as being a theme in the Chivalric Romances of the past.  The knights generally had a … Continue reading

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Thoughts on why I quit writing recently – revealing a dilemma of writing ideas

I have not written for quite a while.  I just haven’t desired to even though many thoughts have appeared that, I think, are worth recording.  The bulk of these I have already forgotten. When I think of why I have … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the expressions: “mother nature” and “the birds and bee’s” – aspects of the Victorian symbolism of springtime

Here’s a thought I had: I have often heard two expressions that has always made me wonder of their origin:  “Mother nature” “The birds and the bee’s” It seems, to me, that both of these have origin in the Victorian era (1800’s).  They … Continue reading

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Thoughts on blog writing after 800 articles . . . questioning the value and meaning of ideas

This is my 800th article in this blog (and there over 600 drafts yet to be finished at the time I’m writing this).  Its also my 7th anniversary of writing blogs on this site.  Since I have written so much it has … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the control of money and the problem of “pressure” in life with remarks about “personhood”

Here’s a thought I had: Recently, I saw some teenagers and a thought came to me of some advice I would like to of given them.  The more I thought about it the more interesting it got.  I started off by … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the different schools of thought in sports

Here’s a thought I had: I have never really been one for sports.  This is not to say that I do not like sports.  I have found that I tend to like sports only under certain conditions.  A lot of … Continue reading

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Thoughts on fighting with nunchaku’s

(Different types of nunchaku’s.  From Wikipedia.com) I have always been interested in nunchaku’s.  Normally, people get interested in them by watching Bruce Lee.  Though I have seen Bruce Lee with nunchaku’s, and thought they were neat, I don’t think that … Continue reading

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