Author Archives: Jason Youngman

About Jason Youngman

An explorer of volition and soul, a song under a night sky and a dream that forever yearns to be.

O’ What Colourful Splendour

My grandmother Gladys Young – God rest her soul – passed away during my seventh summer. Some days prior to her departure my beady eyes noticed her fingers had turned blue. She said it was due to removing the twigs … Continue reading

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Blackfoot Becomes Whitefeather

An Aboriginal Story by Jason Youngman Dreamt into existence during the Blood Moon of 2021 In honor of Gaia (Mother Earth) and the preservation of her forest. Blackfoot gazed upon the North Star at night. It gladdened him to know … Continue reading

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Philosophy Begins in Wonder

“The ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with the joy of living are goodness, beauty, and truth.” – Albert Einstein At the heart of a good education remains wonder. No matter how you turn the principles … Continue reading

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Give Colour to Virtues

“My people will sleep for one hundred years, but when they awake, it will be the artists who give them their spirit back.” – Louis Riel Another way to conceptualize the four pivotal virtues of civilization is to contemplate how … Continue reading

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Love Knows No Bounds

“Store up treasures in heaven where neither moth nor rust destroys or theft extorts and breaks; for where your treasure resides, there your heart partakes.” Behold the diamantine flower depicted in the image above, the chord by which we are … Continue reading

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To Everything Turn…

“Inconstancy is my very essence; it is the game I never cease to play as I turn my wheel in its ever changing circle, filled with joy as I bring the top to the bottom and the bottom to the … Continue reading

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Speaking Words of Wisdom

“Who is she who looks out as the morning, beautiful as the moon, clear as the sun, and awesome as an army with banners?” – The Song of Songs 6:10 Philosophy has been my greatest consolation, friend and teacher in … Continue reading

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Digging for Philosopher’s Gold

“Men dig tons of earth to find a measly piece of gold.” – Heraclitus An ounce of pure gold will land you about 2 thousand dollars here in Canada. Should you hire a private contractor to dig up your backyard … Continue reading

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Mind the Heart it falls Apart

“The character of those things you often think about will be the character of your understanding, for the mind is dyed by its thoughts.” – Marcus Aurelius My photo above reveals an aspect of a naturally occurring form or what … Continue reading

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Adjust Mindset towards Offenders

“Keep these nine points in your mind – take them as gifts from the Muses! – and begin at long last to be a human being, while life remains.” – Marcus Aurelius Things have a way of embedding themselves into … Continue reading

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