Be An Excellent Reporter

There is a slang term that Ernest Hemingway used to quote about fraud or scams,”The most essential gift for a good writer is a built-in,shockproof,shit detector.”

I try to be a good writer by doing my research,study,method and more.

Boredom is a four letter word to me and you.

Brevity helps relieve boredom.

Fact checking keeps me be honest and diligent.

https://www.investintech.com/resources/blog/archives/9120-fact-check-tools-tips.html

I like to witness and experience much of what I write or report.

I also use as much common speech and language as I can muster to reach the most people.

To think, write and be honest, true….

Kutuzov: A Life in War and Peace by Alexander Mikaneridze

youtube.com/watch

Have you ever read War and Peace?

Do you love history, character, point of view?

Just watch the vid above on the Russian perspective about Kutuzov without the propaganda or Patriotic exuberance.

The Power of Self

Self knowledge may have a resurgence after all the chaos on the society plate.

I need to reflect on my own power to maintain myself.

There is one fundamental truth, know yourself.

So, why do we doubt ourselves amd society at large.

I think it is due to self harm: the last two years has seen a pandemic like Covid and fentanyl.

Each of us has been challenged by these events in negative and perhaps more recently a number of positive ways.

There are many tangled up parts to ourselves that we process on the daily basis, but were overwhelmed by them these last two years.

I count myself lucky that it hasn’t been worse.

For the most part, I am grateful for my job, friends and family.

So, why state the obvious?

Recovery from our pain and lose over this two years means different things to different people.

To me it means do no harm, get on and enjoy my better day.

I still inch on with normalcy like everyone.

But I focus on my philosophy, family and friends with care.

I focus on myself and my work with care.

I strive to do no harm.

Recently, I have found some joy in reconnecting with old habits like going to the library.

Being a fan of the institute, I am happy to witness its resurrection from restrictions, and other changes.

I am beginning to practice my weekly routine to visit and borrow in person. I recommend “News and How To Use It.” It has a short introduction by a mainstream expert and an alphabet selection of his important opinion that will inspire those who need to know.

Lastly, I recommend that everyone needs to visit their local library once a week. Try on this good habit, who knows what you will pickup at being ‘normal’ in society at large.

I think we all need to reconnect with our society. Get ready for round two of the pandemics, we all need to take back our personal power by finding some recovery from what has happened over the last two years.

Henry David Thoreau

A Life

An excellent book by Laura Dassow Walls

Philosophy is never cheap.

Of the classical branches of philosophy, this one being aesthetics (concerned with beauty and art),

Both the author and the philosopher/writer/walker, bring the reader toward the metaphysics while exploring the inner space of inner peace.

Open yourself to the art and beauty here and now.

“Wonder is the feeling of a philosopher, and philosophy begins in wonder.”

-Plato, Theaetetus, 155

WHO Opinion on Health Risk To Humanity Based On Climate Change

It is a fact that any weather severe enough to affect human health outcomes is important.

Some authority may be exaggerating the outcomes on health risks, but WHO article are worth digesting into any search for clarification.

We are getting prepared to work on problems like Climate Change without enough preparation , research and study.

Let’s look into Climate Change.

https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/climate-change-and-health

Over Reacting: Me Vs. You

In this dialogue, I am clarifying our common experience like loosing a cell phone. What these differences are like and how to practice the habit of doing no harm or the proper use of impressions: specifically about change, loss and things out of our control like death.

Me: Damn, I have just heard the worst news of my life. I have cancer, they give me a couple of years to live.

You: Wow, that’s too bad. I am very sorry, you don’t look too bad, perhaps they are wrong? Anyway, ignore me, you must be very upset.

Me: I am because I can’t stop the cancer. I have been told to control my exercise, nutrition and sleep. I feel like chucking the whole thing and go back to smoking, eating junk food and sleeping anyway I want…

You: Epictetus says we have very little control over our bodies, environment, even our own lives. As a philosopher, you must want to contemplate this principle and use it as a routine while you navigate through your bad news?

Me: You are right, I have to recognize my sage and Epictetus would not let me be reacting to the little things or the big challenges in my life. In fact, he would insist I stick to my ‘practice’ and ‘do no harm’.

You: So, to be a stoic is not about having a ‘stiff upper lip’?

No, far from it. It is about preparing for change and loss like my cancer or sooner rather than later demise. Recognize my ‘proper use of impressions’. And live the rest of life like my sage does, like a stoic!

Things out of my control

The Spiritual Emerson

What has been suppressed in the American psyche?

How can it be awakened from its slumber?

The Essential Works by Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Spiritual Emerson

We hold parts of ourselves hostage through withholding solitude nature and being our true selves. Or so says my friend, Henry David Thoreau.

We stifle our true selves, I agree, quiet time is important: inner peace.

I wrote, A Yankee in Canada which is a meditation of sorts about our suppression.

Let’s all wake up and sing a song that brings the kind of hope without weakness.

A hope that shows strength and a willingness and ability.

Yes, courage, compassion,self awareness and contemplation.

Think about reading Emerson.

Get the idea from he that knows the truth first hand.