Looky There

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I had this momentum going last week in which I posted a handful of times, with overly ambitious determination it seems; because when I woke Sunday morning (illness beginning at 5 am), I proceeded to have a meltdown over the phone with my best guy friend freaking out that I CAN’T GET ANYTHING DONE! Later, when I was mobile and could keep food down, we met for a walk in the sunshine. I’m constantly hard on myself, no new news there! When I thought I had it in the bag, there was a giant tear and everything fell out of the bottom. image So I’m just gonna keep trying this again, again, again… ‘Everybody has excuses. Excuses are excuses, but … Read More

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Documentation of September 2018

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I kept my head down generally. Minus a few emotionally enraged post on facebook, I was relatively quiet on social media. I thought a lot about the music. It’s all in the context and of circumstance. What life am I living, who am I hanging around? I’m really not participating in that world; forks in the road. As much as I enjoy writing, honestly, I rarely listen to music or sing anymore. This is the sad truth. Why would I want to produce another song(s). It’s a thousand dollars in the hole. From start to finish, studio time to final mixing. So I ask myself what’s the cost benefit. It’s too expensive just for arts sake. I’m saying don’t hold … Read More

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The Map

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All over it. Bits from this past week worth reading… …or subscribing to. The Knife has been a particularly great resource for me; quality news discernment sans bias. It was founded in 2014, but seems to really be growing now that we are in this mess of much and conflicting ideologies. The Cultural Remedy for Main Street, How to build a free and virtuous society¬†I really enjoyed this short excerpt out of the new book Crisis of Responsibility: Our Cultural Addiction to Blame and How You Can Cure It by David L. Bahnsen The need of the hour is to empower a renewed sense of responsibility, including facing the consequences of our actions. Our crisis of responsibility cannot be overcome … Read More

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Validation

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Some addenda to my previous Ode to Sleep post: Quartz Obsession on sleep deprivation. Coincidentally appropriate Nobel Prizes were allocated. Of course there are outliers. Elon Musk and Martha Stewart are known to sleep very few hours a night. Really though, all the Nobel Prize awarding this week has me reflecting on the worst of science and one bad habit in particular. I remember the myriad projects I turned in as far back as eight years old. And just as early, I recall questioning the word hypothesis. It seems to imply an anticipation, how things will turn out. A real experiment is considerably more random, thus static variables. We are fallible, the dynamic variable: experimenter; questioner; builder of the project; … Read More

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Calm in Hysteria

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I’m turning the page. I don’t need to illustrate what is current hysteria or simple swell of emotion. I don’t need to lay label to what I perceive as right or wrong. To each their own. In a group we behave most differently than one on one. We all know this inherently. We are on the precipice of a couple eclipses. They are impactful, whether we like it or not. It’s emotional, it’s heavy, and everyone is under the influence. We live on this same planet; this is irrefutable. As physics determines gravity, we are susceptible to all energy, all matter…and it is all happening so loudly. (I’m not reading your damn astrological sign; get off your disregarding high-horse!) The … Read More

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