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Aristotle’s Politics and the Declaration of Independence 7/4/15

The celebration of the 4th of July is more than the coming together of friends and family to share a meal and to watch a fireworks display; it is an opportunity to reflect on the document that set in motion the founding of the United States of America.  693 more words


Sunday soapbox

Sunday’s soapbox is yours to use as you will – within the bounds of decency and absence of defamation. You’re welcome to look back or forward, discuss issues of the moment, to pontificate, ponder or point us to something of interest, to educate, elucidate or entertain, amuse, bemuse or simply muse, but not abuse. 13 more words


Aristotle . Justice , Law and Nobility

At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst.


Massive Structures

The Plot Story: Prologue

Every story has a beginning. Yeah, and a middle and an ending, I hear you sneering, and I must stop you right there. You cannot begin a story by sneering, regardless of what you think of its opening sentence. 1,694 more words


Movie reflection — “Inside Out”

This film was my sister Liza’s suggestion.  The trailer was funny so I thought it might be worth watching.  Pixar created such a funny and insightful film on our emotions. 316 more words


Aristotle was Right, Almost (Part 3)

Continuing from my previous post, Aristotle gives us the Journey and the Adventure segments to happiness.  Maslow’s hierarchy concurs with Aristotle’s philosophy that the basic needs, a sense of belonging among friends, recognition from others, as well as a degree of wealth are needed to secure the virtues that will lead to happiness.   433 more words


Before the battle,
The mad, killing throttle,
Brutus and Horace perused Aristotle;
After the rattle,
Philippi a-mottle,
Still in sad circles the fly toured the bottle.