why ask wherefore

February 15, 2003

Quote of the Moment
"The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition."
--Carl Sagan. Sent to be my Robert Sim (who has his own blog, and had some nice things to say about the mortality guide.) I think the quote makes a good point.

Link of the Moment
Keeping in a philisophical vein, Slate had a piece by John Horgan on why he gave up on Buddhism. I've noticed there seem to be two strains of buddhism in the West, one more traditional and mystic, usually practiced by people who grew up with it, and then one that's trendier and more in the "Zen" style.

I still have hopes for a kind of Buddhism Lite, or something, with a lot of the focus on just kind of being, and not getting too hung up on worldly desires. I guess there's a contradiction here, with a worldly desire of wanting some "authorized" approval of my munged together attitudes.