I write a lot about thinking. I do not get many reads. Sometimes that disappoints me but most of the time I am happy to press on. So now it seems to me that it's time to say that my thinking is moving into Categories. I believe the categories are useful to others who are trying to dope things out. So I will share them.

My three categories are Abba's Way, Triadic Philosophy, and Cybercommunities. I present what I think under these headings. I think these three headings are a valid model for anyone who thinks.


My categories form a triad and behind them lies another triad -- Reality, Ethics, and Aesthetics.

I see these three terms as universal, starting with everything there is and all that comes to mind. That's reality.

Then we move to the key values we choose to guide our lives and the world. That's ethics.

We end up with expressions and actions. I call these aesthetics.

Aesthetics is the biggest deal of the three. It is beyond the so-called art world. We are all artists. History is what we actually do, quite apart from what gets recorded.

Triadic approach

The reason for my triadic approach is simple. Following the great American philosopher C. S. Peirce, I see that when we are conscious we can think in a triad -- reality, ethics, aesthetics.

This means that we can consciously move past most binaries.

We willfully see that many things we split into two are in fact one. For example, the physical and metaphysical, the good and evil, the right and wrong. It is not that there are no distinctions to be drawn. It is that everything is relative. Everything is a spectrum.

My categories

The categories I write about correspond to my base triad.

Abba's Way is about things Wittgenstein saw as nonsense, unspeakable and therefore as supremely important. They fade into mystery, mysticism, dreams, suppositions. They are vague. It is into this category that my writings about religion and spirituality and Jesus go.

Triadic Philosophy is my index category. It stresses the values by which we are to live.

Books and writings about triadic philosophy seek to teach the discipline of triadic thought and to illuminate that thought in relation to different subjects.

Aesthetics or actions and expressions are gathered for me under the heading of cybercommunities. These are imaginings about the future, but they are also actions that result from the dialogue of reality and ethics. They are real. They can be measured, studied, and scientifically analyzed. There is also a growing trove of what I call digital art.

What I'm up to

I am seeking to lay a foundation for obliterating the distinction between mechanistic and spiritual truth.

Alone, these poles are impossible. But their unification in a triadic framework which leads to scientifically valid conclusions is a revolution in thought and action. It is what the discipline of triadic thinking enables.