I doubt about everything, even…

Doubt grows with knowledge.–Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 – 1832) To know much is often the cause of doubting more.-Michel de Montaigne (1533 – 1592) To have doubted one's own first principles is the mark of a civilized man.-Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. (1841 – 1935) Doubt everything. Find your own light.-Buddha (c. 5th century BCE) Doubt whom… Continue reading I doubt about everything, even…

Where doubt is, there truth is…

Doubt comes in at the window when inquiry is denied at the door. -Benjamin Jowett (1817 – 1893) Better to trust the man who is frequently in error than the one who is never in doubt.-Eric Sevareid (1912 - 1992) Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.-André Gide (1869 –… Continue reading Where doubt is, there truth is…

Creatively, it’s more like painting…

When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone - it's possible. But creatively, it's more like painting: you can't just use the same colours in every painting. It's just not an option. You can't take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.-Ben Harper (b. 1969)… Continue reading Creatively, it’s more like painting…

A smile is the light in your window…

Each of us finds his unique vehicle for sharing with others his bit of wisdom.-Ram Dass (1931 – 2019) The sharing of joy, whether physical, emotional, psychic, or intellectual, forms a bridge between the sharers which can be the basis for understanding much of what is not shared between them, and lessens the threat of… Continue reading A smile is the light in your window…

Life is meaningless unless you bring meaning to it…

Everything in this world has a hidden meaning.-Nikos Kazantzakis (1883 – 1957) It's in responsibility that most people find the meaning that sustains them through life. It's not in happiness. It's not in impulsive pleasure."-Jordan Peterson (b. 1962) Death gives meaning to our lives. It gives importance and value to time. Time would become meaningless… Continue reading Life is meaningless unless you bring meaning to it…

Sympathy, or: Empathy

Epigraph: Listening is being able to be changed by the other person.–Alan Alda (b. 1936) An American sentence: Sincere curiosity led me to listen, which rather changed me. What's an 'American Sentence'? Allen Ginsberg, inventor of the American Sentence, felt that the haiku didn’t work as well in English. Ginsberg decided to remove the line structure… Continue reading Sympathy, or: Empathy

Free advice, or: Leave a tip

Epigraph: Pride is concerned with who is right. Humility is concerned with what is right.-Ezra Taft Benson (1899 – 1994) An American sentence: Self-proclaimed experts opine; meanwhile, I hardly understand myself. What's an 'American Sentence'? Allen Ginsberg, inventor of the American Sentence, felt that the haiku didn’t work as well in English. Ginsberg decided to remove… Continue reading Free advice, or: Leave a tip

Don’t judge, compare, or try to fix others

Israel means: "Struggle with God" A young rabbi friend of mine once praised me, suggesting that my ongoing contemplations about God, given that I'm an adult in my forties, are a testament to my relationship with God. My back-and-forth struggle with the concept (even though I lean more towards doubt than belief), as he framed… Continue reading Don’t judge, compare, or try to fix others