Tag: learned

What I wish I’d known before I had to learn it.

Aside

“When young people ask me about death, I tell them: ‘We die a little everyday. When you get to be my age, you get used to it.'”
— Near-centenarian Richard Meyers

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Vive La Difference

From Josee Wolff, The Torah: A Women’s Commentary: “…The pessimist observes a situation, generalizes about the bad aspects, and interprets them as a permanent and constant feature. In contrast, the optimist observes the same situation and sees the bad aspects,…

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Litmus

A SURE TEST OF ANY theology is to ask, “Does God exist before human beings?” Among other things, the answer can shed light on one’s grasp of science. For if you allow for a God who watched over the dinosaurs,…

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Waiting

OF ALL HUMAN EXPERIENCES, WAITING may be the least explicable. We usually experience Time both as a series of events (“progression”) and an eternal Now (“duration”). Progression is as a pot slowly boiling or day growing late or stomach more…

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