The Uphill Slide

There is always something.

06/21/2017
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Can You Believe Anything?

I was in my teens sitting in the kitchen watching the coverage of the war in Vietnam (also known as the Second Indochina War or the Resistance War Against America or the American War [Depends whose news you’re reading what … Continue reading

06/12/2017
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Create Your Style

I went for food and stayed for music. 13 Stories playing Kittanning PA Riverfront Park. It was the Waves of Thunder Show. I missed the thunder. What’s the style of thunder enthusiasts? Lots of black and leather and logos and … Continue reading

06/08/2017
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“Well,” said Candide to Martin, “I hope you will own that this man is the happiest of all mortals, for he is above everything he possesses.” “But don’t you see,” answered Martin, “that he dislikes everything he possesses? Plato said a long time ago that the best stomachs are not those which refuse all food.” “True,” said Candide, “but still there must certainly be pleasure in criticising everything, and in seeing faults where others think they see beauties.” “That is,”replied Martin, “there is a pleasure in having no pleasure.” (Voltaire, 1992, p. 111)

 

Voltaire. (1922)  Candide (Henry Morley, Trans.). New York, NY:  Barnes and Nobles Books. (Original work published 1759)