Category: Philosophy / Lifestyle

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Miles Davis Time after Time

Time after Time (3)

Not by Sinead O’Connor nor Miles Davis by Richard Dawkins Amsterdam, 7 April 2021– Von Frisch tried the experiment of trapping his bees in his observation hive for several hours. They went on dancing. But he noticed something which really is almost too good to be true. As the hours advanced, the dancing bees slowly…
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Richard Dawkins

Time after Time (1)

What is it by Richard Dawkins Amsterdam, 21 april 2021–Notice that the Palolo worms achieve their synchrony not by simultaneously responding to a particular signal from the sky. Rather, each worm independently integrates cycles registered over many lunar cycles. They all do the same sums on the same data, so like good scientists they all come to…
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Time flies

Time Flies and no one to stop it

But what is Time? Amsterdam, April 2021– Time is not only a leading American weekly Magazine or the German Newspaper Die Zeit. It is much more. The concept of time is self-evident. An hour consists of a certain number of minutes, a day of hours and a year of days. But we rarely think about the…
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Richard Dawkins Time

Thoughts about Time

What it is and why Amsterdam, 21 April 2021– I wished I had known Richard Dawkins long before, in order to be able to listen to him and his mesmerizing theory about Life, Happiness, the concept of Time. I wished I had been able to write his books, but that is not necessary. He did it all. …
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Torrey Peters

Who am I?

or Who are You? Jamal Ouariachi Amsterdam, April 9, 2021– Fascinating literary riots in the United Kingdom. Longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction is the novel Detransition, Baby by transgender author Torrey Peters. On Tuesday, an organization called Wild Woman Writing Club published an open letter to the award jury.  The group refuses to…
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Paul McCartney

When I’m 64 at the age of 14

Who Else? Amsterdam, 7th April 2021– In 1956, when Paul McCartney was 14, he sat down at his Dad’s piano and tried to come up with his own song.  For years he had been breathing in songs from radio and TV and movies and family singalongs. Folk songs, show-tunes, pop hits, jazz standards, music hall…
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Friendship Nietzsche

Friendship and Happiness Masterclass

Amsterdam, 24 Feb. 2021 — My good and faithful friend, Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900) is, according to many, not only a philosopher of the first order and category, but also a poet and one who thinks in prose. In his philosophical novel Also Sprach Zarathustra, published in parts now almost some 140 years ago, through the…
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Everyday Life

The philosophy of everyday life.

The architecture of happiness For Frances Amsterdam- 24 Feb. 2021– Marvel about love, for example. Or else go travel, roam the world and search for the unveiling of these questions in your quest for love and happiness. My hero Alain de Botton makes that possible. First amazes us about space, about the fact that a beautiful…
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Jorge Luis Borges

Jorge Luis Borges: Ode to Eternity

Amsterdam, February 10, 2021–  During the 1978 World Championships soccer in Argentina, I was hired by the KNVB not only because I lived in Buenos Aires and worked as a sports reporter for the NOS, but also and especially because I knew chairman, Wim Meulemans, from his time in Suriname. I also had several other…
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Team Building

Team Building for Business Success and Friendship

In Good Times and not so good Times How does Team building work?  How do you ensure that in the end the product is greater than the sum of its individual parts and of the individuals in the Team?  If I had an answer that, I would become a coach and I would have many soccer…
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