Trends from the Southwest Style Collection

Are we human because of unique traits and attributes not shared with either animal or machine? The definition of “human” is circular: we are human by virtue of the properties that make us human (i.e., distinct from animal and machine). It is a definition by negation: that which separates us from animal and machine is […]

Stunning Sapphire – September’s Birthstone

Many people has the notion that enlightenment is one state. Many also believe that when it is attained, a person is forever in that state. The following is not a definitive article on this subject. It is just an expression of my own thoughts. My opinion is that enlightenment is not just one state but […]

Best Girlfriends Gift Guide

The following article covers a topic that has recently moved to center stage–at least it seems that way. If you’ve been thinking you need to know more about unconditional love, here’s your opportunity. When darkness turns to day, the sun moves over the horizon and touches everything in sight. This movement across the landscape brightens […]

Las Vegas Antique Jewelry & Watch Show 2018

Watching the news the other day, it occurred to me that people who have “words to live by” often begin to attack and even kill others. I thought back to my own angry youth, when I could easily use words to justify violent thoughts which might have become violent actions. Words are tools, and yet […]

A Deeper Look Into My Personal Collection

Are we human because of unique traits and attributes not shared with either animal or machine? The definition of “human” is circular: we are human by virtue of the properties that make us human (i.e., distinct from animal and machine). It is a definition by negation: that which separates us from animal and machine is […]

Gem Gossip Visits Ariel Gordon Jewelry in LA

There are many kinds of narratives and organizing principles. Science is driven by evidence gathered in experiments, and by the falsification of extant theories and their replacement with newer, asymptotically truer, ones. Other systems – religion, nationalism, paranoid ideation, or art – are based on personal experiences (faith, inspiration, paranoia, etc.). Experiential narratives can and […]

Gem Gossip Visits Anabel Higgins Jewelry in LA

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