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Art Show @ St. Armand’s Circle January 30, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Life Balance, Mindfulness.
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We’re heading south to St. Armand’s Circle this afternoon for the annual Art Show.

The weather is perfect for wandering and wondering.

Art Shows give us a chance to ponder the amazing creativity that artists offer to the world.

We attended this Art Show two years ago and loved the metal sculptures capturing our animal friends.

“Why, Al E. Gator, what big teeth you have!”

While we enjoyed the Rhino, the Giraffe, the Alligator, and the Rooster . . . this year, I hope to see a Zebra!

I asked the zebra, Are you black with white strips? Or white with black strips? 
And the zebra asked me:
Are you good with bad habits? Or are you bad with good habits?
Are you noisy with quiet times? Or are you quiet with noisy times? 
Are you happy with sad days? Or are you sad with happy days? 
Are you neat with some sloppy ways?  Or are you sloppy with some neat ways?
And on and on and on and on
And on and on he went.
I’ll never ask a zebra about stripes again.
~ Shel Silverstein
 A Light in the Attic

Have a spectacular Sunday!

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Artwork by Prescott Sculpture ~ Wild Animal Sculptures move in the wind.

To Lie, Or Not To Lie January 30, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Mindfulness.
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Amy (Soul Dipper) sent me a link to a philosophy quiz which allows players to match their moral compass against a few of the great philosophers ~ Kant, Bentham, and Aristotle.

It’s called . . . To Lie, Or Not To Lie

After each of 4 scenarios, players compare their moral philosophy against that of Kant, Aristotle, and Bentham.

My results?

Kant and I matched 4 out of 4 answers.
Aristotle and I matched 2 out of 4 answers.

Bentham and I?  Let’s just say we don’t see eye to eye on issues of honesty and integrity.

So, how’d you do?

Once you’re finished taking the quiz, share your results below and on Zen & The Art of Tightrope Walking (where Amy discovered the quiz).

No rules.  Just write!

Related posts:  You Can’t Handle The Truth * Ignorance, Apathy, and Dishonesty * To Thine Own Self Be True * Kindly Be Honest * Are You OK Right Now?  * Bending the Rules . . . And the Truth * Toughen Up!