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About kencasey99

Teaches Religion and Philosophy at Hopkinsville Community College


Tomorrow we fly to India.  Today it seems appropriate to think about intention. One of the interesting aspects of Tibetan prayer practice is the way it is organized.  The first step in the prayer is called “forming of intention,” the … Continue reading

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 Pilgrimage—as journey

Pilgrimage—a journey to a holy site with the purpose of veneration and in the hope of an epiphany.  Given such a definition of a pilgrimage it might seem like the destination is the primary goal.  A pilgrimage differs from a … Continue reading

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Pilgrimage— One of the few things I remember from reading Canterbury Tales in high school with our teacher Mrs. Doyle was hearing the first lines in Old English—if someone checks my memory of it against the text no doubt they … Continue reading

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Hello world!

Hello, I am a newbie blogger, hence I will be probably be clumsy.  However, I am hoping to publicize my the trip of a  group of 12 of us from Kentucky (mostly) to Dharamsala, India. I hope you will enjoy. … Continue reading

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Do We Die Alone? Edith Stein’s critique of Martin Heidegger

This essay is long, lots to chew on (and probably lots to spit out).  For those of you, besides my immediate family–thanks mom, who venture on and read it, either in part or whole–Lord have mercy on you.–Ken Abstract   … Continue reading

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