Heraclitus

December 29, 2016 (Nairobi, Kenya): I started reading Dennis Sweet's translation and analysis of Heraclitus. Heraclitus is the beginning for me; he is the originator of the philosophical usage of the term λóγος, and for that reason, I must start with him. First, a taste of Heraclitus's actual writings: "Of this eternally existing logos people …

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Crack the code

December 23, 2016 (Kampala): Essentially, what I want to do is 'crack the code' of the cosmos. Although I have no doubt that there is a quantitative correlate to the code, what I am after is the qualitative. Since I am not a mathematical thinker, I shall approach the problem as a grammatical thinker. I …

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Shame

December 21, 2016 (Kampala): SHAME: Up till recently, I wouldn't have thought I had a 'shame core'. I thought my self-esteem was better than that, or that my deepest angst is repressed anger, not shame. But a recent experience, and remembering one from two years ago, is changing my mind. I do know shame at …

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Red tape fury

October 30, 2016 (Kampala): Stephen Buehner writes in his book Ensouling Language how good writers need to know what makes them furious in this world and use that power in their writing. Over the course of this week I've realized one of mine: I am infuriated that something as good and pleasurable as human sexuality …

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