Streams of Thought by Donald Patrick Redheffer

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"From the author of Musings of a Meandering Stream, Streams of Thought offers innovative, provocative concepts that challenge the mind and inspire thought. With piercing wit and wisdom, Redheffer tackles a wide range of subjects such as agnosticism, beauty, doubt, hypocrisy, marriage, religion, science, sex, sin, and everything in between in over 1,100 original aphorisms.

An indifferent student yet widely knowledgeable, he has said that he never let school interfere with his education. At the age of seventy, he began to write down his thinking in aphoristic form. These aphorisms are faithful to his unique perspective on life. Most of all, these ideas will encourage the reader to think.


Absence makes the heart ponder,
Is love to last or will it flounder?

Absence puts friendship on the side,
No way to nourish that which is denied.


A writer’s greatest asset is a great reader.

Writing aphorisms becomes an obsession, a magnificent obsession that drives
one to explore every aspect of the human condition."

About Donald Patrick Redheffer

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Donald Patrick Redheffer was born in 1935 and is a graduate of DePaul University. Although a retired teacher of mathematics, his first love is philosophy. The author of Musings of a Meandering Stream, he is also an accomplished nature photographer. Mr. Redheffer is a native of Chicago, where he now resides.
Published October 22, 2009 by iUniverse. 405 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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