Pythagoras: Half man, Half triangle
Euclid: Half man, Half "that which has no part"
Socrates: Half man, Half Plato
Plato: Half man, Half εἶδος
Aristotle: Half man, Half golden mean (see what I did there?)
Zeno of Elea: Half man, quarter man... Anselm: Half "Greater than which nothing can be imagined", Half wtf?
Augustine: Half man, Half pear tree
Aquinas: Half Aristotle, Half Jesus
Bacon: Half man, Half organon
Montaigne: Half man, Half blogger Descartes: Half man, H
I, like others, probably spend too much time engaged on social media. It's hard to be disciplined about that when 1. you're battling anxiety, CPTSD, and an ingrained tendency to dissociate that was built up from early one and 2. you're a human being with predictable responses to certain stimuli that social media sites are extraordinarily good at setting off. In any event, this is not all a bad thing. In some ways many of us are using social platforms in much the same way earl
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TOPNOTE - This is not intended as a "you oughta try this" comment (and I hope I managed to write it that way). This is merely an inventory of some ideas and tools that have helped me without any expectation or wish to push an agenda on anyone. We have to delicately tiptoe around the triggers that linger like landmines in our own minds and those of others. It ain't easy y'all. A friend who battles the challenges of CPTSD shared a moving post recentl
My lived experience is one in which trauma, pain, abuse, and anxiety are all intimately and inextricably integrated into my intellectual life. If you demand I shave away those dirty, tainted, emotional parts of me in order to be admitted to the temple of reason I say to hell with your temple. The people and ideas that emerge from it have yet to answer for the harms they have done to others in this world. I'll continue my search for truth in the wine-soaked gutters and alleywa