The World from Scratch

What is unique about human beings, compared to other animals, is that we lack a biologically inherited nature that dictates how we can live. There is no specific segment of the world defined by our physiological limitations. We can live on the equator or in Iceland, eat human flesh or… Read more“The World from Scratch”

Victims of Advice

Worry has a bad image. It’s regarded as useless, neurotic, an object of ridicule. The negative aspects of worry — the tendency to exaggerate and overreact — make “don’t worry” seem like reasonable advice. And certainly there are times when putting something out of mind may be the best policy…. Read more“Victims of Advice”

Books, Etc.

How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book. The book exists for us perchance which will explain our miracles and reveal new ones.      Henry David Thoreau   When I originally created this page back in 2003, I was able… Read more“Books, Etc.”