On compatibilism/soft determinism and consciousness

On Compatibilism/Soft Determinism and Consciousness For love, and beauty, and delight There is no death nor change: their might Exceeds our organs—which endure No light—being themselves obscure -Percy Shelley; The Sensitive Plant Often, while meditating, trying to calm my overstimulated body and mind, trembly, bone deep…as if I took amphetamines, it seems like my unconscious […]

A portrait-sketch of a cool optimist named Alyosha Comey learning how to relax– sketched from a compressed/simplified maximalist perspective/point of view (Bernards, New Jersey; between Sunday, September 20th, 2020 and Friday, September 25th, 2020)

Bernards, New Jersey; between Sunday, September 20th, 2020 and Friday, September 25th, 2020 A portrait-sketch of a cool optimist named Alyosha Comey learning how to relax– sketched from a compressed/simplified maximalist perspective/point of view. Alyosha Comey did not believe in happiness per se, so he wouldn’t have called it that, but he finally learned how […]

An exhale expressing gratitude for how blessed I am with the privilege and luxury of a day to relax (Sunday, August 2nd, 2020)

Recently we changed the pharmacy we use from Wallgreens to LCS Mail Order Pharmacy. This “mail order pharmacy” concept seemed potentially very troubling to me. Suppose someone does not receive her or his medications in the mail on time? I had put that concern to rest when I spoke on the phone with the seemingly […]

First Romantic Feelings, like Proust’s Pink Hawthorns; Tragic Death of a Babysitter (Tuesday, July 21, 2020)

Apparently, not this last night, but the night before I yelled in my sleep but neither Ashley nor I remembered what I yelled out. Usually when I yell in my sleep, it’s political.   (Do you ever get a bout of paranoia, particularly when you’re writing, whether an email or anything anyone else is going […]

The Karate Kid Quits Karate To be a Movie Star, etc… (Monday, July 20, 2020)

I hope with storming intensity, as if (well, in my perhaps at times playfully hyperbolic micro- daydreams)..as if it were the Earth’s introduction to water… (In the Scientific American article written by  “Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt” on October 6, 2019—“How Did Water Get on Earth?” https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-did-water-get-on-earth the theory explored is that an asteroid or comet, […]