Category Archives: Death and Dying

Scar Tissue

Cinema means pulling a uniform over our eyes, warned Kafka — Paul Virilio, Open Sky   You are taken to see but your eyes are not prepared to look at the spectacle placed gently in front of you like a … Continue reading

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The Dying Self: Death and Awe

How does death affect the way in which we search for meaning? Does the fact of death negate or take away what we will have accomplished in our lives?  It is 1970.  I am four years old.  My goldfish does … Continue reading

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Overcoming Violence? Watching Gran Torino and No Country for Old Men with St. Bonaventure, Derrida and Kierkegaard.

He who speaks of the twentieth century as the century of wolves still thinks too innocently.             Peter Sloterdijk, Rage and Time.             The question mark is casting doubt on overcoming. I do not doubt violence. There is really nothing … Continue reading

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The Impermanent Self: Jesus and Buddha at the Baseball Game

The Impermanent Self: Buddha and Jesus at the Baseball Game             When the Buddha achieved his enlightenment, he was quietly seated under a tree. He made certain that his everyday was free from distractions. He found a quiet grove. He … Continue reading

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Mourning Dove

If we pay attention, life itself presents us with an infinite number of things to help wake us up from the stupor we may have fallen into.             Last week, while driving through town, I noticed a sight that was … Continue reading

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