Tag: humanities

 

Chess – how I became good at it.

I was thinking about when I was much younger in my early to mid-teens, when I used to play Chess. It was a most intriguing game for a number of reasons that I don’t intend to go into. I became quite good at it and made at least one NationalRead More

Beyond Evil

The Cap has recently  become disturbed by events in history – those related to Auschwitz. Mention of the word usually means that 80% of people switch off. After all who wants to read about atrocities committed on Jews etc. I know – people have better more pleasant things to do,Read More

Where and how do I draw the line

Errrh.. what line? Somebody is about to ask. Tough – it’s that mysterious line in the sand. Read on or get stuffed. I’ve been reflecting on a certain theme over the last few weeks. I’ve been thinking about individuals who I have distanced myself from. By that I mean A]Read More

Paint thinners

Right – why the devil would I want to write on or refer to ‘paint thinners’, on a sunny Sunday morning in my patch of the UK?!! Have I not anything better to do? Of course not! I decide as usual what’s better or best for me to do withRead More

Fifteen observations on stupid statements and stupid people.

Having reflected on another of Kevin’s brilliant editorials I wish to add my own observations: Stupid statements are generated more often than not by stupid people. Seemingly intelligent people are also capable of generating stupid statements. Rocks, bricks, sticks, stones and lower forms of animal life cannot be expected toRead More

The harshness of reality and fantasy.

This morning I’m moved by a very introspective and  investigative-of-the-human-condition blog  – or so I see it.  See: Remembering Cobain. [And to be 200% clear I am not saying that the author wrote the blog with the angle that I see it, even if my perception is co-incidentally correct. ThisRead More

Not what it appears to be

I’m quite amused and have been for sometime about how people make important or even unimportant decisions based on appearances – it’s as if facts are irrelevant. Hmm…..WTF am I talking about? Some may be thinking. Here’s the thing: people like to feel that they are rational and intelligent, butRead More

Short shrift–will I be arrested?

Well, this morning I’m making myself a late breakfast in my kitchen at about 10:55 AM. It’s Saturday.  As I glance through my window, from behind my curtains, I could see that there are two people at my front door. It’s two old ladies. Well they look old and theyRead More

Thought for tomorrow

“Let’s not be afraid of each other’s mortality – and in so doing avoid each other – we share the same end.” – Captain Walker – 2014-01-20

Just like Nanice

We are afraid… Afraid to live in a chaotic world But who are we and what are we afraid of? Is it our Gods? Our mortality? Other people? Or are we afraid of our success and ourselves? Today you have a chance, as you did yesterday To release yourself fromRead More

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