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.
Skill is insulation that wraps neural circuits in reponses to certain signals.
Between scientific conferences, universities, and the homes of colleagues all over the world.
Hark, now hear the sailors cry.
The Temptation of St. Anthony (detail), 1946 Oil on Canvas, 89.5 x 119.5 cm (35 1/4 x 47 in.) Brussels, Musées royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique
Even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious.
Charles Bukowski didn’t say you should find what you love and let it kill you.
Categorize to save yourself.
Become it first.
All of life is practice.
A data pitstop on the way to China.
Change the conversation and you control the brand.