Tag Archives: perception

Say What?!

There is a Calvin and Hobbes comic strip which shows him asking his mother, “Can I have a snack?”  His mother says, “Sure.”  The next frame shows Calvin walking away with the whole cookie jar as he hears his mother … Continue reading

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Knowing

I’ve watched two films recently that have had me reflecting upon the issue of our being able to “know.”  In the sci-fi film “Dark Matter” one character says to another character who has complete amnesia, “You said you wanted to … Continue reading

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Brussels Sprouts

I read about the following on the Internet.   Doreen, aged 79, finished all the shopping on her weekly list at her local Walmart supermarket. As she walked towards her car in the Walmart parking lot she suddenly came to a … Continue reading

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Choices

From 1967 to 1971 I was in the Navy where dress shoes had to be spit-shined to a mirror finish.  Quite often I would shine my shoes on Saturday night for the following week, and one Saturday I thought, “There … Continue reading

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Do You Want To?

The city of Savannah was built in a grid pattern with a square in the middle of each grid segment, each square serving as the park for the houses surrounding it.  The Spanish-moss covered oaks in the parks now shade … Continue reading

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What Do You See?

True stories. Misfortune seemed to just constantly follow Fred around. After a heavy and prolonged upper New York State blizzard, he went to Lucinda’s house and rang the front doorbell. At that moment all of the snow on the roof … Continue reading

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Our Quest For Beauty

In 2007 I spent two weeks on the island of Kauai.  The very day that I arrived I headed out for Waimea Canyon which I had heard described as the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific.”  Having never been to the … Continue reading

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