Something in us calls us to turn homeward, to our true home, in a deeper world than this. The shifting sands of time treading the course of ordinary life wear away the vivid conviction we have all felt of a pervasive Infinite. We yearn to become part of that because we sense it is the … More Why philosophy?: philosophy log #2
To ask this question deeply is to step into quicksand from which there may be no return for those who sincerely ask it. You may, for the rest of your life, be consumed with trying to answer it. Nothing will ever seem to be the same again. Just look at the Pied Pipers of the … More What Is?: a philosophical journal. #1
Tony Utano, President of the TWU Local 100 recently told his members that the Janus Case is like “mustard gas”. You can see it, but you can’t predict which way the wind will blow it. He clearly means that the expected Supreme Court decision, with Neil Gorsuch now on the bench, will have … More The Janus Case: mustard gas for unions?
It was 1940, and the Democratic Convention was about to pick their presidential candidates. Paul Block, a Pittsburgh newspaper publisher, knew he had dynamite. The “guru” letters. They were strange letters written by Henry A. Wallace, currently FDR’s popular Secretary of Agriculture, and rumored to be his choice for VP in the upcoming presidential election. … More The Guru Letters