Freedom to Think

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Author, commentator, poet, and fellow journeyer -

Dedicated to becoming one of the worlds great listeners

Our time seems to me precious so I recommend using momentous care

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Journeys of Jackman ..The wanderings, musings, learning and thoughts from one man     who woke up

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All of my reactions are an entirely rational response to a completely crazy world

Hello, welcome to my crazy disorganized world, spend as long as  you like. Think of this I guess as a comfy armchair for your mind, squirm about, toss the cushions onto the floor, join an astonishing 120000 visitors, across now some five years, who came, and who stayed a while.

Pull up your feet and make yourself at home, 'Me Casa su Casa'.... Oh and if you leave with even an iota more than you arrived with, then  I think we are both growing from this moment of union..... Much more inside including information about four books in print, including the brand new 'Wise Hermione' the recently published 'parable of responsibility' commentators have observed as 'a tale for our times'


May the universe treat you well


Warmly David

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For all his bluster it is the sad triumph of man that he cannot choose his destiny, only how he will face it

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Watch out for the Ricochet

I am learning about the benefits of predictive information, that gauge of what is likely from the significant people around us that gives the mental security we seem to crave.


I also  learn that people don't always do what we predict, and so like a gunslinger you cannot always be sure;  so I do advise




And the architect spoke, and he said.

‘How can I be the victim of something that I so carefully designed?’

This year has begun for me with study of the work of past masters. Marcus Aurelius, Epictetus, Seneca and Cato the Younger kicked up a storm 2000 years ago with the stoic philosophical evolution.


To my mind twas not a revolution, but the idea that a person might comport themselves entirely based on what is and what is not within their control seems entirely alien in todays more frivolous blame filled world.


As emperor Aurelius had ultimate power over  the known world and yet spent his life eschewing the wanton.


This week I began a study course in Practical Philosophy -At first this sounded like a contradiction, and certainly getting to the start line was not without trial, but I approach this as someone who has learned little that he has kept hold of well enough to evoke the discipline to progress to new life learning... Bring it on methinks...


Dostoevsky wrote in Notes from Underground - 'I was not lazy, and yet all of my activities seemed then like glittering inactivity', or as my friend and mentor Al used to suggest. 'Stop wasting your time doing dumb stuff, and replace it with wise stuff'