Category Archives: Philosophy

A tree on a country road

A country road. A tree. The setting of Waiting for Godot matches the condition of travelers that we have on this earth. We are on a road. We don’t remember where it began, and we are not responsible for starting … Continue reading

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The spring of love

“Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I shall return to the earth. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away. Blessed be the name of the Lord!” Forgive me, my brothers, for crying when I say … Continue reading

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Moments of beauty in anonymity

I wake up early, and so I witness moments of remarkable beauty. A dawn that still allows the moon to be seen above a cloud, sun rays breaking through the branches of a tree… moments that I would have missed … Continue reading

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Our images in other people’s worlds

There is something touching about the idea that people live in their own world, in which I belong as a constituent, a world different than mine (I am not a character in my own world, but I am a character … Continue reading

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Cooking toward the unknown

A friend told me a story about how, in his youth, he and his family visited a lady. It was during lent. The lady went to the kitchen and started cooking the “Romanian way.” She took a pan, threw in … Continue reading

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Mishu’s two fights

10:00 pm. Mishu, our cat, goes outside. In 5 minutes, he comes back to the door, a dead mouse in his mouth. “Don’t scold him,” my wife tells me. “He’s done his job.” He just murdered a mouse because he … Continue reading

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The old man in the choir

  A beautiful catholic cathedral and the Bradley Community Chorus. Dixit Dominus Domino meo, sede a dextris meis. I turn right to my wife and whisper to her: “Do you see the old man?” He is in the first row … Continue reading

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John Locke’s secondary qualities and the synergy between God and humans

  There’s something profoundly spiritual in John Locke’s idea that secondary qualities do not belong to things themselves, but they are created in us during our interactions with the world. There is no color, no taste, no smell, no sound … Continue reading

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Student tears

  I think I see tears in her eyes. She’s probably in her late thirties, and she participates in the Convocation for freshmen at her college. I don’t think I have seen her before. She may be in one of … Continue reading

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Healing Responsibility

  “I do not understand why people talk about the past: who hurt you, why they hurt you, what kind of guilt they may have, or how you feel about it. All this does not matter; what matter is what … Continue reading

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