The Ultra Light Hiker

You Never Know When Your Number’s Up.

It does no good though to tippy toe through life so you safely arrive at death. We stroll our 10,000 daily steps somewhere in the forests around here (in this case just behind Yinnar). There had been a fair bit … Continued

You Will Not Live Forever:

I know, I know…but I have tried being old for quite a while now (I am over my 2/3 century); it’s not all it’s hyped up to be, so I decided to do something about it! Turn back the clock … Continued

We Can Choose to do Anything:

We can choose to do anything. The corollary: we can do anything we choose. This is a priori. Truth. Though many people find it hard to choose, choosing instead the mob. (Horace: ‘odi profanum vulgus et arceo’ = ‘I deplore … Continued

In Troy, Achilles delivers this line:

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‘I’ll tell you a secret, something they don’t teach you in your temple. The gods envy us. They envy us because we’re mortal, because any moment might be our last. Everything is more beautiful because we’re doomed. You will never … Continued