adjective \ˈsä-lə-ˌter-ē\
: without anyone or anything else : not involving or including anyone or anything else
: done by a person who is alone
: separate from other people or things
Full Definition of SOLITARY
1a: being, living, or going alone or without companions
b: saddened by isolation
3a: taken, passed, or performed without companions
b: keeping a prisoner apart from others
4: being at once single and isolated
5a: occurring singly and not as part of a group or cluster
b: not gregarious, colonial, social, or compound

noun \ˈlä-jik\
: a proper or reasonable way of thinking about or understanding something
: a particular way of thinking about something
: the science that studies the formal processes used in thinking and reasoning
Full Definition of LOGIC
1a (1): a science that deals with the principles and criteria of validity of inference and demonstration : the science of the formal principles of reasoning (2) : a branch or variety of logic (3) : a branch of semiotics; especially : SYNTACTICS (4) : the formal principles of a branch of knowledge
b (1): a particular mode of reasoning viewed as valid or faulty (2) : RELEVANCE, PROPRIETY
c: interrelation or sequence of facts or events when seen as inevitable or predictable
d: the arrangement of circuit elements (as in a computer) needed for computation; also : the circuits themselves
2: something that forces a decision apart from or in opposition to reason


This blog is called “Solitary Logic” because every morning when I play solitaire, some things become clear to me. The eye movement back and forth, scanning across the stacks of cards, is similar to EMDR, (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), a therapy that “results in complete information processing, new learning, elimination of emotional distress, and development of cognitive insights.” (from http://www.EMDR.com)

Somehow, when I play solitaire, I have some powerful insights. Things I’ve been pondering seem to make sense. And often in the middle of a game, ideas come to me that are so powerful that I have to stop and write them down.

These are some of the things that will be posted on this blog – solitary thoughts from a solitaire player.







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