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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Contentment. A conversation with you, Reader.

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~how it may naturally flow sitting across from you I hate saying I’m going to do something and not. I wanted to post sooner than now. In the same way I hate getting my hopes up about something and being disappointed. That’s life. Pardon the delay. Boston was a wonderful whirlwind. I never really sat but to sleep and enjoy a long desired Bloody Mary at the Cheers bar and also split a dirty martini at the hotel bar. Both relished. Aside: the Cheers tv show is equivalent to Frasier. Frasier is really an updated, sophisticated version of the same relationship dynamics. Proceeding in this same format, both as entertaining and more intellectually satisfying, Seinfeld follows. All the same premise: a … Read More

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The Deepest Grandest…Sigh

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I didn’t go downstairs to stand in the horseshoe parking lot with one hundred other curious souls this afternoon during the eclipse. It’s not that I was nonpulsed about it though. I watched a live stream via NASA on my ipad during my lunch break, as the two were simultaneous; then I viewed through special glasses outside of a broker’s office window as the dark orange encapsulated. I’m ‘meh’ about the visuals and more about the feels. Because here I am hoping, the entire globe chills the F out for a sec and presses the reset button. In our personal lives, maybe. On the macro level, that would be winning the Powerball. Whether one is an astrological mocker or astronomically … Read More

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Furies and Futures

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Firstly: I could cry. I just spent over an hour on this post, to have it not publish and get lost in the ether. I pray this doesn’t come across as some abbreviated version from distress and anger. 🙁 I’m currently trying to write the impossible. Such as why another Sunday evening post delayed. I want to get some things right; or come across as objective as possible. It may be absurd of me to discuss eating behaviors and diets without inevitably pissing someone off. In my defense, we are living in a hypersensitive, easily aggrieved environment. When did we become this way? Why are people so slighted? Because we’ve all been given a voice, in the most unnecessary places … Read More

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Calm in Hysteria

BrockaHealth & Wellness, Mood Room, PoliticsLeave a Comment

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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