Monthly Archives: December 2014

Free Will, Domain, and a Continuum of Consciousness

Termed variously as “Causeless volition,” and “Moral liberty,” the question of free will is somewhat rigorously posed as: “Given all conditions requisite to eliciting an act, except the act itself, does the act necessarily follow?” Some, classified as “Determinists” or … Continue reading

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Spot a Market Pattern Repeating Itself?

The bull market appears to show no signs of ending anytime soon. Every recent attempt at a correction (defined commonly as a ~15% drop in the market) was foiled – this occurred thrice in recent months – with market drops … Continue reading

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On Consciousness, and Artificial Intelligence

Far too many search for simplistic, sequential, highly inadequate answers to phenomena such as consciousness, understanding, even perception. A habit cultivated by too much abstraction, practiced in languages, and symbolic representations of all forms, perhaps! Some, for instance, are so … Continue reading

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Once More Unto The Breach, My Friends…

“What siege, and charge, is this?” you ask. No, not for any city, as this cry was famed to have inspired. Nor a call to rally anyone… not yet. No, this is to muster courage, to strengthen the spirit, to … Continue reading

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A Humble Gift From An Author

Humbling and Humility, a complex novel about contemporary Indian American lives, struggles, and culture, is made available free of cost this week at Smashwords as a year-end gift dedicated to all readers. You may need to create a user account … Continue reading

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A Mother Protecting her Little Ones

Excerpt from “Small Measures of Peace” of Humbling and Humility I learned so much from Lucy, the feral cat mother, who adopted us and our home. I learned from her, and her alone, that in Wariduna’s dry air, bedeviled by … Continue reading

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Another Innocent Man Dealt Extreme Prejudice

Shot dead, because he was holding a gun. John Crawford, shopping at a Wal-Mart, holding a product he’d taken out of a box on their shelves. His girlfriend, who was in the store (but perhaps not at his side when … Continue reading

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