notes from pittsburgh containing opinions

ostrich epistemology

practical epistemology
openmindedness
learning
humility

*Learning* involves *thinking*; its whetstone is *reasoning*; it requires intellectual *humility*, not arrogance. Learning, thinking, reasoning, and humility currently are in short supply, I assert, in this brief essay.

death to honor and remember

Herodatus
ancient Greeks
Memorial Day
honor
death

Why have a Memorial Day?

a bunch of sun flung at the earth?

solar storms
cataclysm
electric power grid
disaster preparation

Serious scientists can barely stir a yawn from the public, legislators, and polkicy-makers when in discussions about preparations for and consequences of severe solar events...published in 2009

reading Moby-Dick

literature
Moby Dick

Advice for any young person required to read Moby-Dick...written in 2006

leave it at the stream

story
losing regret
compassion
presence

A lesson about staying in the present from Marshall Goldsmith...written in 2006

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notes from pittsburgh containing opinions