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MEMOIRS OF A STRESS DAMAGED THINKER I am addicted to adrenaline highs and the despair of adrenaline lows. Stress-damaged thinking and the reactions which stem from it have damaged my body. My spine is disintegrating. My rotator cup flares up regularly. I have a hiated hernia and a prostrate that tends to enlarge. The allergies …
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Click on this link if you are having problems with the traditional idea of god in AA & would like a different version. Deshaw

The 17th century philosopher, Baruch de Spinoza said: “Truth is god itself.” 1 Recent discoveries and speculations by physists and philosophers encourage me to re-examine the writings of Spinoza and his mentor, Euclid, asking the question; “By the word, ‘god,’ do we mean the primordal soup of truth?” Whenever I eat soup, I cannot keep …
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1) Knowing is a direct relation with truth as ‘Truth is god itself.” Spinoza 2) Believing (or reason), is our finite brains trying to make sense of what we know 3) Things tell us what we know a) that they are (exist) b) what kind of thing they are (essence). This is knowledge of the …
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YOU CAN’T GET RID OF GOD Spinoza says we know how god or truth operate because we have the tool to know – our thinking. However, we don’t really know what god is or why god is. These questions are what computer scientists call the Halting Problem. (Turing). If you give a computer a question …
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ABSTRACT In this Philosophy of Science paper, mathematics & science rescue God from religion and place It in Its proper sphere; the logic in things that animate our brain to seek the true and real. ——————————————————————— I. RESCUING GOD FROM RELIGION The thing we call God has been held hostage all too long by religion. …
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This article was published on the Forum Page of the Kingston Whig Standard on January 26, 2013 I have what is called; Post Trauma Stress Disorder (PTSD). After nearly seventeen years of seeing prisoners kill and main each other, riots, having a prisoner try to stick a shiv in my gut, permanently injuring my spine …
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How to Play Life – Reason Inside Prison

I owe a debt of gratitude to someone who emailed me recently about this blog. I wrote back with the following:  I used to get mad at Spinoza for using the word, ‘GOD.’ I felt much the same way about Bill Wilson of AA . I would put a penciled X over the word and …
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HOW TO PLAY LIFE: UNDERSTANDING (The Chapter I could not write while my body and spirit were in prison) Metaphor:  “A) Rhetorical figure transposing a term from its original concept to another and similar one. B) In its origin, all language was metaphoric; so was poetry. “ Lionelli Venturi 1 PART ONE: THE ABSTRACT LIE …
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