Eric Howard

The Old Testament story of the fall of humanity contains one of the best lessons we can carry with us through life. That of our imperfection.

For those who don’t know the story, I’ve linked the Wikipedia entry below. Biblical stories are subject to a variety of interpretations, ranging from literal acceptance of them as being about real people and events, to fully psychological treatments that delve into theories of mental states and conditions. At the risk of sounding dismissive, I am more interested in what I see as the practical value of biblical lessons for human flourishing.

Wikipedia entry: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fall_of_man

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While the debates go on about the Source of all things, sometimes the simplest response is gratitude for one's existence. I had a moment of it while at a lake and fortunately had my camera with me.

Audio only - I recently listened to a podcast on philosophy. In it was a question about one's motivation in life that really got me thinking. Here are those thoughts.

This is the first of my "Eye of Beauty" series. It's a simple idea. I create a video comprised of images that are available for reuse, and then add original music to it. In this case, I composed and recorded the music a few weeks after the video was created.

Every once in a while I am struck by my surroundings as amazing and miraculous. It is easy to overlook these things in the endless disagreements and crises on display. But sometimes it helps to take a wider view of human ingenuity and creativity.

Here is a short video on what I think is a great way to enjoy discussions, learn new things, and expand one's thinking.

I visited the memorial near the site of the shooting on the Danforth in Toronto. Rather than subject anyone to my commentary on such terrible event, I decided to let the memorial speak for itself. This is a moment to take 60 seconds, watch this, and contemplate your personal feelings.

A follow up to my blog post about the nasty edge that discourse is taking online. This is part of the evolution of my thinking. As always, when I get new information, I learn and adjust. http://mindmuser.com/getting-weary-of-the-hatefest/

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A short comment on my experience when renewing my passport. I did actually get the passport, but it was not a foregone conclusion.


Created 1 year, 6 months ago.

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Chats on culture, philosophy, art, politics. I also compose music.