My close friend Richard Goscicki has asked me to post these aphorisms, taken from his many writings.  He is nearing the end of his long journey. He calls his philosophy Rational Darwinism---“humanity would be in a different world if our leaders realized there’s no god and we evolved out of nature like the rest of the animal kingdom.”

The greatest joys in life are intellectual, not hitting a home run or scoring a touchdown.


Everything’s a trade-off.


The worst punishment you’ll receive in your life will be self-inflected.


Good character and a good heart are more important than good looks.


From the sonderkommandos who emptied the gas chambers at Auschwitz, “when there’s a gun pointed at your head you’ll do anything to stay alive another hour, another minute.


As mammals we need love the way a newborn infant needs mother’s milk.


It’s silly to believe there’s a soul that lives on after we die. Our only soul is that which resides in the memory of people who knew us.


The government, Big Business and religion are leading, like the Pied Piper leading the children, into an abyss of extinction.


Taken from Herman Wouk’s War and Remembrance, “Education makes you a better person.”

© 2020 by Ernest Kinnie