Alan Perlman's Blog Posts Tagged 'philosophy' (2)

Why Religion Persists

Professionally I advertise myself as a “language expert,” which is quite accurate (see ), and I get a wide range of contacts from attorneys and private citizens regarding anonymous letters, plagiarism, contract interpretation, copyright infringement, and other issues where money, reputation, or something else of value is at stake. 

I also get questions about grammar and usage, which I answer gratis, just to…


Added by Alan Perlman on April 11, 2013 at 2:30pm — 32 Comments

The Existential Meaning of "Groundhog Day"

“Now that I’ve shed my skin completely, One true reality alone exists.”

Zen saying


Zen monk: “How should I escape birth and death?” Zen Master Shih-kung: “What is the use of escaping it?”


“In this world, we eat, shit, sleep and wake up.  After that all we have to do is die.”



Once again it’s Groundhog Day, which was nothing more than a rather witless locally-oriented celebration (and an American…


Added by Alan Perlman on February 2, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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