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The Promotion of Human Welfare

April 25, 2008

I read this great essay and within it was this quotation, “…it would be far more socially beneficial to induce men to accept the promotion of human welfare on earth as their major purpose in life.” That is beautiful! Think about it for one [Keep Reading]

Commonplace Weekdays

January 15, 2008

Tuesdays used to be the day where I would share one of my quotations from my commonplace book. I’ve collected over 300 quotations on all sorts of interesting topics. I’ve enjoyed sharing them here with you. My commonplace book has grown and [Keep Reading]

Announcing Thoughtful Cacophony

January 8, 2008

Commonplace Book Tuesdays has now been spun off into its own blog. I have wanted to do this for some time now. The best thing about it is that I will be able to effectively share my extensive collection of quotations. I will organize the entries by [Keep Reading]

Blog Entries on Google

December 12, 2007

I shocked myself today as I did some research online. I was trying to see if there were any websites that were dedicated to quotes from rap songs. I was researching my idea about publishing my commonplace book in a blog. I have wanted to find a good [Keep Reading]

Commonplace Book # 13

December 11, 2007

“But it must be said from the outset that a disease is never a mere loss or excess – that there is always a reaction, on the part of the affected organism or individual, to restore, to replace, to compensate for and to preserve its identity, [Keep Reading]

Commonplace Book # 12

December 4, 2007

“Luria thought a science of this kind would be best introduced by a story – a detailed case-history.” – Sacks, Oliver. The Man who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, and Other Clinical Tales. Summit: New York, 1985. pg 5 I always thought that [Keep Reading]

Commonplace Book # 11

November 27, 2007

“Is it logical that two people can disagree and that both can be right? It’s not logical; it’s psychological. And it’s very real. And unless we value the differences in our perceptions, unless we value each other and give credence to the [Keep Reading]

Commonplace Book # 10

November 20, 2007

“Much of our satisfaction in life depends on our skills in connecting with other people – skills of dialogue we might call them.” – Bonnycastle, Stephen. In Search of Authority pg 23 Connecting with people is a skill? Does that mean that [Keep Reading]

Commonplace Book # 9

November 13, 2007

“No Authority can impose a ‘truth’ on you in a dogmatic way – and if some authority tries to, you can challenge that truth in a powerful way, by asking what ideology it is based on.” – Bonnycastle, Stephen. In Search [Keep Reading]

Meaning From and In Books

November 8, 2007

“Reading books and writing books makes life more meaningful.” So said Elizabeth Hay as she accepted the Giller Prize for Canadian Literature last night. In a great speech, she congratulated everyone who made the short list for the award. She [Keep Reading]
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