Why Mystery

I believe it is in his Brief History of Time that Stephen Hawking wrote that the deepest questions about reality revolve not around how it all got to be here, but why there is reality.  He implied that scientists can begin to look at the how of the universe, but have yet to broach the why. That there is a

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A Good Idea

I have heard it said by writers far better than I that the worst thing in the world when you’re writing is a good idea. That seems counter-intuitive. A good idea would seem to be the sine qua non of any good writing. I think, though, that it’s like a straight-on pool shot where you can’t get a little angle

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