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Tag: Friday Philosophy

  • “Assume Positive Intent”

    “Assume Positive Intent”

    I spent yesterday reading newspaper articles from nearly one-hundred years ago. Looking at photos. Their subject is Dr. Henry Waldo Coe, longtime citizen, entrepreneur and subsequently, wealthy admirer of Portland, Oregon, where he lived and had a medical practice.Dr. Coe was born in Waupon, Wisconsin in 1857, and buried in Portland on Feb 21, 1927, […]

  • Listening


    Podcasts are my dream come true. One’s own personal radio station! That hypnotizing buzz of charged air around the microphone; that ability to weave a world for a listener. It’s not quite the immediacy of the guy who’d call my 1980’s FM rock show every week to request AC/DC’s “Back in Black” – but ya […]

  • School


    When I was in Elementary school, the biggest concern our teachers had was that we were “sneaking” cinnamon toothpicks into class. The cinnamon oil was bought from the pharmacist at the drug store – a tiny, flat-sided bottle with an even smaller mouth. We’d jam in a dozen or so beige wooden toothpicks and leave […]

  • Wolves


    Watching the Johnny Depp/Amber Heard trial this week, and thinking.As Reddit posts cathartic stories of intimate partner abuse suffered in silence, I find myself thinking of a historical-fiction story I read as a kid. Called “Top of the World,” it was about the day-to-day life of Arctic Eskimos.One story within the story was how to […]