Entertainment, Enjoyment and Danny Kaye

Warren Kinston 30. September 2012 12:00

Have you ever played that game of having your life over again—but as a person of your choosing?  If I had to choose, I would come back as that embodiment of entertainment and enjoyment: Danny Kaye.

Danny Kaye & Sylvia Fine

Danny, I’m sure he wouldn’t mind my familiarity, was an entertainer in every fibre of his being.  He started by entertaining school-mates, never finished high school and after a run of pointless menial jobs went professional at 20.  Of course, the early years were tough: no matter how good you are, success never falls into your lap.

But Danny was a phenomenon, and when he partnered with and soon married Sylvia Fine (see photo), a song writer, his talent became magnificent.  He was an all-rounder: excellent as More...


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Colin Wilson's Outsider and the Emerging Enlightenment.

Warren Kinston 5. July 2012 12:00

Colin Wilson's 'The Outsider' was a great read.  But that was 1956.  Then human experience and purpose were subjects of novels, not a focus for everyday living.  Purpose has now invaded the blogosphere.  

Colin Wilson Outsider  courtesy of Wikipedia

That means it is rising in human consciousness.  It also means that an awareness that you must choose your purpose and have freedom to apply your will to it and be creative in achievement—all this is emerging too. 

Who would've thought it?

These notions have crept up so surreptitiously that you probably think it was always like this.

But it wasn't. More...


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Elinor Ostrom and the Power of the Individual

Warren Kinston 16. June 2012 10:00

Elinor Ostrom asked the question: How do you get social problems fixed?  Through the power of government?  Wrong.  Through the power of the individual?  Right.

power of the individual -  elinor ostrom

But don't we want government to fix things?  We may: but that is often abdicating our responsibility—especially when our eyes show us that political intrusion only makes things worse, wastes money, and disrupts our freedom.  And it saps our own power.  The power that we each have as individuals.

Don't social solutions need the coercive imposition of organization?  No.  They can be based on intelligent and cooperative effort byMore...


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Jack Ashley: A politician who showed how things can be done.

Warren Kinston 30. April 2012 19:00

Jack Ashley

I appreciate politics is tough. Even so, it is hard to find kind things to say about politicians in recent times. What do you make of a recent candidate for the US presidency now in court facing 30 years in jail and $1.5 Million in fines? Jack Ashley was cut from different cloth.

Lord Ashley, as he became, stood out from the pack. I realized that all would-be politicians could learn something from him when I read his obituary today.  What an extraordinary person he was—probably far too good for his own good. More...


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Whitehead's Scientific Project for the "Art of Life"

Warren Kinston 26. February 2012 09:00

testYou notice something about life, the art of life, something that you think no-one has ever before identified.  But you are usually wrong.  It is very, very difficult to discover something new about human existence.

In the «better Self» work that is my current focus, I surprised myself by recognizing three codes that mankind has developed to provide optimum self and social control.  It was simple, but new for me at least.  One code deals with social existence and controlling our animal instincts, the next deals with living well in accord with what is right for each, and the third is More...


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