Category Archives: philosophy

On Money and the Miserly

It was a lazy week in the sleepy suburbs of a West African capital, and I was bored, attending as I had been a conference on something or something else. The lulling drones of the presenters hyphenated by breaks – … Continue reading

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The Dark World of Nobilities

We read books like “The Maid and the Queen” because we are interested in what happened in the past. But why? Why are we interested? Is it of any consequence at all the story of a peasant girl who became … Continue reading

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Go Read a Banned Book

Don’t think about pink elephants. GO! You’re thinking about pink elephants, aren’t you? ‘You are what you eat’ the old saying goes. ‘They shall know you by your friends’ some respond. The reality is, people will know you by what … Continue reading

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Perhaps There Were Fewer Words…

It is always enlightening to read about a thought when it was still in its infancy. We have grown old and all our ideas with us; our world of words is somehow grown fastidious – bombarded as we are by … Continue reading

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“To Work It And Keep It” – The Real Answer To Environmentalism

There is a tiny zoo in Bamako where I would go with my little boy on lazy sunny Saturday mornings, to see the animals and to get some toddler-walking practice; a rare escape from the house in a poor place with … Continue reading

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Floating Cities in the Sea

There are people building floating cities in the sea!! I said the words aloud last night, to feel that little surge as my heartbeat rapped in double staccato for just a moment. Cities in the sea! Oh, I’m not a … Continue reading

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How Deep Are The Roots?

How deep are the roots that bind us to where we are at; to what we know and even to who we are? When men are young they seek the new, the unique and the different and the bizarre. To … Continue reading

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