Rip Parker
2 min readFeb 10


This is a personal matter, and in no way is intended to encourage people to not write. Just the opposite.

There is so much wisdom presented by my friends on Medium, I find I really have nothing to add — most of the time. My writing now is mostly confined to commenting to my friends regarding their insights.

There are no “new truths”, I think, but there are innumerable ways of speaking them. Sometimes we may miss a truth stated one way, and hear it when stated a different way.

So, even though I hear all truths I can think of presented here, if I have a different way of saying it, that might be OK. Yes, I’m again talking to Rip.

Does it make sense to write about not writing? That’s a laugh. Kind of like talking about not talking. I tend to talk to myself most of the time anyway, and fortunately for you, much of it is not published.

I’ve said this before, as is true for most everything I say, but I consider myself very fortunate to have found this community of like minded seekers, and finders. I have far more to learn than to tell.

Can I honestly say I know anything? Yes. I know I don’t know. But, like the wise philosopher Rumsfeld said, there is much I don’t know that I don’t know I don’t know, or something like that. He didn’t know much about guerrilla warfare, but he wasn’t stupid.

OK. I guess I just wanted to say “Hi”, and to thank all of you for sharing your thoughts here. I probably will drop in from time to time with personal comments. Oh, sure I will. I can’t keep quiet, but in the meantime, I’m appreciatively reading your thoughts — yes, YOURS.

I’m tempted to list off a few of you that consistently speak wisdom, but I won’t. I’d leave out too many who do.

Even now, I feel like something is brewing that I may want to throw at you, but not sure what. I have discovered if I have to search for something to say, that means I have nothing to say. Things needing to be said speak themselves.

So, till then, enjoy being you.

Rip Parker

Geophysicist, lawyer, mediator, student of Jung, phenomenology, semiotics