Philosophical Frameworks

There are many philosophers and theologians who seek to develop a suitable framework for their fellow man to operate within while seeking their particular answers to the following driving questions. At the heart of most of these systems are these questions … Who am I?  Why am I here?  Where did I come from?  Where…

Thinking is Exercise

David Foster Wallace once said that “learning how to think really means learning how to exercise some control over how and what you think. It means being conscious and aware enough to choose what you pay attention to and to choose how you construct meaning from experience.” As he saw it, “if you cannot exercise…

Shenandoah Dreams

There is this view of the mountains in the Shenandoah Valley that I always return to during periods of stress. Well, I don’t know about you, but 5 days in bed with fever and hallucinations sure counts as a stressful period for me. I must have visited this mountain a dozen times during those five…

Some Epiphanies to Start the Day

Here are some epiphanies to open the day … “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” ~ Harry S. Truman, Pres. U.S. “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” ~ Albert Einstein “Memories of our lives, of our work, and our…

Morning Epiphany…

As I was walking to work this morning I worked through a number of theoretical suppositions and tallied up a few more design and ecopreneurial concepts. When I got to work, I found the following Teddy Roosevelt epiphany waiting for me on my desktop … Do what you can, with what you have, where you…

Our Experiences Shape Us

When I take a moment for reflection, it strikes me that I have been living the last few months by the epiphany: Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely. I need to look into just what the context was when Rodin stated this … but, for now I will simply…