Nudge electrons into a higher energy state (the Rydberg state) and you can amass significant information about time without ever having to start the clock.
What’s truly most likely to happen if you put it off, which is that you’ll never get around to sending that message.
This philosophy, which he shares on a micro level (individuals) and macro level (brands/organizations), focuses on getting concrete, measurable results in order to create what he calls a “reality shift.”
Beneath that is a rocky seafloor, which may be teeming with hydrothermal vents and bizarre otherworldly organisms.
So the next time you’re in airport security and frustrated…
The things you say often don’t stick, and the few things that do stick are often distorted.
More different lifestyles are represented to us daily, televisually than to any previous group of people, and actual jobs are more specialized.
Even the dignitaries of the Church in the middle ages kept fools to make them laugh—or to laugh at them.
In group celebrations we find exuberance differently. A love of festivities is universal, observed William James, and in many respects celebration is yet another form of human play.
—Thomas Merton I highly recommend this article on The Improvement Illusion by Justin Murphy.
much here is beautiful, dream like vistas reminding me of home
All of this is part of a shared space, it is what we call the zeitgeist, the spirit of the time, which is also what we express ourselves through.
Each moment is just what it is. It might be the only moment of our life, it might be the only strawberry we’ll ever eat.
And if they’re driving slow, it’s because they’re transporting a large cake.
Here you’ll find online essays on counterculture, pleasure, beauty, pre-state societies, love, cults, and individualism.
A sort of jellyfish glistening in the abysses of consciousness…
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
An answer to the sterile ends of pure utility and the cold-heartedness of a survival mindset.
In the most general way, the active character of love can be described by stating that love is primarily giving, not receiving. What is giving?
I have come gradually to understand that the liberal arts cliché about “teaching you how to think” is actually shorthand for a much deeper, more serious idea:
Now Greif does not grieve as much as I about the warning sign he nailed onto the hedonist storeroom of memories that live rent-free in my mind. He insists this habit of happiness-by-experience results in “a life of permanent dissatisfaction and a compulsion to frenetic activity.”
Our lives are made up of so many people who become parts of our lives and like lines from your favorite book, some parts of them remain long after they leave. And in the same exact way, it’s comforting to know there are so many lives you’re still a part of that you have no […]
Pure thinking is a phantom.
Despite an extensive search, not a single trace of the crew nor the plane nor the cores has ever been found.
In the days after, Soviet scientists’ reports detailed the impact of the nuclear blast on everything: vegetation, animals, shelters, vehicles, houses. And a small part on human lives.
Since when does aesthetic consideration take precedence over realistic observations? Well, since Whistler. He painted the commonplace with mood, color, and form.
Swim naked in the local lake with Oak Ridge native Megan Fox, the mist caressing both of their faces would be radioactive.
It’s January 25, 1995 and you’re President Boris Yeltsin activating the “nuclear briefcase”.
And they are right, I think.
We all hate home
And having to be there.
I have a foreboding of an America in my children’s or grandchildren’s time.
Don’t brag about morals until you have money to fund your temptations.
And when I revise, I’m writing, aren’t I?
This time, I was at a corner table at Pasta Vivace!
on that side street next to the old music store.
When everyone is watched, every behavior becomes dangerous.
Beer mode is a state of unfocused play where you discover new ideas. In contrast, coffee mode is a state of focus where you work towards a specific outcome.
It’s an entirely new situation, emerging from the physical possibilities that will face any species that can overcome the natural interstellar quarantine of its solar system.
Epitaph to a bag with a face.
The conservative who resists change is as valuable as the radical who proposes it.
Pythagoras vs. beans and Hepatia vs oyster shells.
Is it hot in here or is there another wildfire? Links to articles about wildfires, climate change, environmental alarmism, and cattle.
This week’s links on creativity, social media, distractions, tips on writing and drawing, art, Lady Lilith, and Max Ernst. PLUS! Unusual inspiration for unusual times.
This week’s links on the secret wanderings of 900 cats, saving like a pessimist, observing the toxic clouds from fire and rockets, and plants!
The Sunday Showcase, not to be confused with “The Sunday Scaries”, literally zooms in on a piece of artwork and shares videos and/or quotes from the artist.
This week’s links on the causal relationship between Vitamin D + COVID-19, the vaccine-autism myth,+ PBA cards!
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It’s harvest and I ask for more time without pressure.
And some things have the nerve to be getting started…
What is the cost of lies?
This is the first “interview” (it’s very short, only a few quotes from each conversation) with friends and family members who are Deaf. My 25 year-old brother, Yordi, is using photography as a way to escape from his three other roommates, not counting the kitten and the Dalmatian, all of which are Deaf, except for […]
What I love about you is blue.
Whether the weather weathers the whether.