WHAT IT ALL MEANS – Marilyn Armstrong

“For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much—the wheel, New York, wars and so on—whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they … Continue reading WHAT IT ALL MEANS – Marilyn Armstrong

THERE IS NO TRUTH IN THE SMALL PRINT – Marilyn Armstrong

The biggest lie we tell all the time is that when we check the box at the bottom we are agreeing to an interminable list of conditions that basically say whatever they say. What we know is if we do not sign, we can't use the product. It's not a choice. It's a mandate. So … Continue reading THERE IS NO TRUTH IN THE SMALL PRINT – Marilyn Armstrong

SHARE YOUR WORLD FOR THE MIDDLE OF NOVEMBER — Marilyn Armstrong

World Sharing - Mid November -- almost holiday time! Can we ever experience anything objectively?  Why or why not?  (Now for the people who may not understand that idea, this is what objective means (definition wise):  Something that is not influenced by personal feelings or opinions). I would like to think that mathematics, physics, and … Continue reading SHARE YOUR WORLD FOR THE MIDDLE OF NOVEMBER — Marilyn Armstrong

GIFTS, DREAMS, AND MAKING IT HAPPEN – Marilyn Armstrong

The lie has become so ingrained in our culture that we accept it without question. Today, I question it, its validity and its basis. Just because it has become our national motto doesn't make it right. This is the lie we tell ourselves and our children: "If you want it bad enough and try hard … Continue reading GIFTS, DREAMS, AND MAKING IT HAPPEN – Marilyn Armstrong

IS HONESTY YOUR BEST POLICY – Marilyn Armstrong

Fandango’s Provocative Question #38 Do you really want to tell your wife she looks fat in those jeans? No? Do you need to tell her you slept with her best friend, even if it was before you got married? Or for that matter, with anyone besides her since you got married? If you tell her any … Continue reading IS HONESTY YOUR BEST POLICY – Marilyn Armstrong

FACTS AND TRUTH #FPQ – Marilyn Armstrong

Fandango’s Provocative Question #30 From Fandango: Comedian Stephen Colbert coined the word “truthiness” a dozen or so years ago. Truthiness, Colbert explains, is the quality of seeming to be true based upon one’s intuition, opinion, or perception without regard to logic or factual evidence. It’s similar to when Comedian Bill Maher says, “I don’t know it for … Continue reading FACTS AND TRUTH #FPQ – Marilyn Armstrong

EVERYTHING. NOTHING. WHAT DOES IT MEAN? – Marilyn Armstrong

I'm always glad to have a reason to pull this out of my archives and dust it off. It represents years of thought, night-long discussions in college, several obscure philosophy courses and at least one 40-page research paper. How bizarre that now, at long last, I live in a world where everything means nothing. This used to … Continue reading EVERYTHING. NOTHING. WHAT DOES IT MEAN? – Marilyn Armstrong