Author Archives: terryshen

Beware Of Scientism

  As a differentiator, scientism involves bias. Specifically, it is, according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, an exaggerated trust [emphasis added] in the efficacy of the methods of natural science applied to all areas of investigation. Overzealous of any sorts is suspicious. Economist … Continue reading

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Limit On Freedom Of Speech?

  Jogging through the historical district in Charleston, South Carolina, a car rolled passed me with a banner flag that has me doing a double take. The banner reads “F(delete) Biden.” And I say to myself “only in America.” You … Continue reading

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The Art Of Leisure Living – Travel

  Enjoy travel, but not the tedious parts? You know the parts about getting to and from the destination, settling into new and strange surrounding, and other regiments associated with  traveling. The tedious parts seem always getting in the way. … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 24 Oct 2011

Seeking truth is the objective of a learned person.  That is also what science, among other branches of study, trying to accomplish.  The truth may change as new facts and evidences emerge but the objective remains the same.  At least … Continue reading

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Reblog: Freedom vs. Liberty: Understanding the Difference & What it Means to Be Truly Free

Interesting article on the subject (don’t get thrown off by the name of the Website).  Instead of being interchangeable, the two terms (Freedom and Liberty) are quite different from their origins and applications. The discussions (in the podcast) with Sam … Continue reading

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Is Filibustering Fair?

  Filibuster has received lots of attention lately, as the US Senate can’t seem to build consensus anymore with its chamber evenly divided (50/50).  You see, senator’s term lasts 6 years unlike the House of Representatives (2 years). In theory, … Continue reading

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On Changing Our Mind

  The Greek philosopher Heraclitus said, “Change is the only constant in life.”  Even while you’re reading this post, time is fleeting us by. So the dynamic nature of our experience begs the questions of what about our mind? Do … Continue reading

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Waiting, Part 3

  I dislike waiting. It renders me feeling helpless. Which is the reason why I would take a longer route than be stuck in traffics. Patience is a virtue? No. I don’t think so. It is too passive and reactive … Continue reading

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Reblog: The nature of things

Originally posted on Mindfulbalance:
The nature of experience itself is change and movement, and this is why so many of us find that we’re to one degree or another being knocked off balance and losing our sense of equanimity. The…

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Transition? What Transition? Part 2

  Watching the Biden administration this past nine months, any excitement accrued from  Trump’s departure while kicking and screaming about a stolen election, has been tempered by disappointments in how the Biden’s team handled  their tasks. Without a doubt, Covid-19 … Continue reading

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