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by Orpheus
Sun May 05, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: THE FATE OF EMPIRES and SEARCH FOR SURVIVAL
Replies: 23
Views: 6262

Re: THE FATE OF EMPIRES and SEARCH FOR SURVIVAL

One observation: it seems to me that no matter what other people say, what you reply with ends up sounding like you're more interested in the argument rather than the subject of the argument. Many people find this wearying. Where you addressing anyone in particular or just making a general observat...
by Orpheus
Sun May 05, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: THE FATE OF EMPIRES and SEARCH FOR SURVIVAL
Replies: 23
Views: 6262

Re: THE FATE OF EMPIRES and SEARCH FOR SURVIVAL

Then why do historians says "History repeats itself?" They don't. This is a general misconception. History researchers don't say this. About Glubb's writings, it suffers from two major errors: - The "civilizations" listed are subjectively chosen and do not cover all such "c...
by Orpheus
Sun May 05, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Music for writing
Replies: 71
Views: 43284

Re: Music for writing

exegete77 wrote:For serious writing (which is usually theological in nature) I listen to Taize, about 80 in that play list.


Very nice, added to my bookmarks.
by Orpheus
Sun May 05, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Music for writing
Replies: 71
Views: 43284

Re: Music for writing

Then there is traditional Chinese if you want a change of pace. Here are few samples. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kk6K_5fxZs&list=RD8kk6K_5fxZs https://youtu.be/Tlsev6ZepqE?t=32 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLMO6rozYKI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxM1tjTvFAc
by Orpheus
Sun May 05, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Music for writing
Replies: 71
Views: 43284

Re: Music for writing

I also like I like the pentatonic scale of traditional Japanese music played with traditional instruments like Koto, Shamisen, and Bamboo Flute. . This is a short piece featuring Shamishen "A Paper in the air" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqRABgSn8lc Here is a long multi-track piece htt...
by Orpheus
Sun May 05, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Music for writing
Replies: 71
Views: 43284

Re: Music for writing

But in meantime I recently I stumbled across Didula , he is one of Russia's most popular musicians who I never heard of before. He is a guitar virtuoso who blends his training in Slavic music with Spanish Flamenco and techno style music leading to an interesting fusion. It tends to be melodic and u...
by Orpheus
Sun May 05, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: THE FATE OF EMPIRES and SEARCH FOR SURVIVAL
Replies: 23
Views: 6262

Re: THE FATE OF EMPIRES and SEARCH FOR SURVIVAL

It's probably also worth pointing out that no reputable historian says 'history repeats itself'. That sounds like a loaded statement.Who defines who the reputable historians are? Rather than say history repeats itself we could say: "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it...
by Orpheus
Sat May 04, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: THE FATE OF EMPIRES and SEARCH FOR SURVIVAL
Replies: 23
Views: 6262

Re: THE FATE OF EMPIRES and SEARCH FOR SURVIVAL

Of the twenty-two civilizations that have appeared in history, nineteen of them collapsed when they reached the moral state the United States is in now. Arnold J. Toynbee. https://www.britannica.com/biography/Arnold-Joseph-Toynbee I’m really not sure what you’re trying to say anymore. The quote you...
by Orpheus
Wed May 01, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: "What's the matter old man, never done anything wild in your life?"
Replies: 5
Views: 1520

"What's the matter old man, never done anything wild in your life?"

Dadsrepl.jpg I took my dad to the mall the other day to buy some new shoes (he is 66). We decided to grab a bite at the food court. I noticed he was watching a teenager sitting next to him. The teenager had spiked hair in all different colors - green, red, orange, and blue. My dad kept staring at h...
by Orpheus
Wed May 01, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: What is your preferred keyboard?
Replies: 27
Views: 4016

Re: What is your preferred keyboard?

Though I have a MacBookPro I prefer external mouse and keyboard, for the latter I use an external blue tooth Apple Magic keyboard. I have had mine for 10 years without a problem. It uses (rechargeable) batteries, but new have built in batteries.
by Orpheus
Wed May 01, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Benefits of a College education
Replies: 26
Views: 5652

Re: Benefits of a College education

An older friend (89 to be exact) commented on this same joke thusly: Back in the days before student loans only wealthy people could afford university or college education. Because the education was to enrich their lives not to make money as they had plenty. After WWll and student loans made higher ...
by Orpheus
Wed May 01, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: New book technology
Replies: 43
Views: 9598

Re: New book technology

... but I still wish the forum had more cat emojis Steve Bannon loves cats ... well, I think it's cats. It definitely ends in ...ats :? I don't know if Steve loves cats but according to Ling's biography of him the Prophet Mohamed definitely loved cats and was known to keep kittens in the pockets of...
by Orpheus
Wed May 01, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Benefits of a College education
Replies: 26
Views: 5652

Re: Benefits of a College education

. Also, the link I posted discussed opportunities at the bachelor's degree level, not for philosophy PhDs. In equating the two, I believe your cousin would note that you are engaging in a straw man fallacy. Katherine I am not equating the two. They are not equal. She came from a family of tenured a...
by Orpheus
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: THE FATE OF EMPIRES and SEARCH FOR SURVIVAL
Replies: 23
Views: 6262

Re: THE FATE OF EMPIRES and SEARCH FOR SURVIVAL

Of the twenty-two civilizations that have appeared in history, nineteen of them collapsed when they reached the moral state the United States is in now.

Arnold J. Toynbee.


https://www.britannica.com/biography/Arnold-Joseph-Toynbee
by Orpheus
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: A website dedicated to Post-Modern philosophy and Critical Theory. (-:
Replies: 0
Views: 201

A website dedicated to Post-Modern philosophy and Critical Theory. (-:

I stumbled upon an interesting website dedicated to Post-Modern philosophy and Critical Theory.

http://www.elsewhere.org/pomo

Check it out, but you have to read the essay all the way to the end to get the point of the website. (-: