Category «Philosophy»

Culture and the Bible

“It rains on the just and the unjust alike. What do you think that means?” “Oh, teacher! It means good things happen to both good and bad people.”   That was an exchange I had with my class in Yemen. The saying is from the Bible (I can’t remember where in there) and my first …

mind/no mind

Have you ever heard a song that encapsulates basic tenets of Buddhist beliefs? No, neither have I, but I might have created one and I quite like it. It all started when I stumbled across Ty Segall’s Imaginary Person.     It’s a lovely little bit of psychedelic/garage pop, you’d be forgiven if you thought …

Judging risk

Every treatment has risks associated with it. The big, bad risk for the treatment I’m on for MS is a brain infection known by the acronym of PML. It’s pretty nasty. If you’re lucky, you die from it. The ones that don’t are pretty severely brain damaged. When I had started my treatment, it looked …