Is It Necessary?

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As technologically advanced and streamlined as our daily lives have become, there is still so much superfluous nonsense and excess. There’s an app or a tool or gadget or unnecessary piece of kitchen equipment for as far as your imagination and patent office line runs. Honestly, it’s ridiculous, but i’m a minimalist; so my opinion is pessimistically against ‘stuff’. I have never played a smartphone game or a Facebook game. And I believe the invention of anything new should serve to solve a problem. Game apps fall into this category. Why are people so afraid to be bored? What is wrong with imagination? When is the last time you let your mind be? No tv, no music, just… The door … Read More

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I See You

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The once hot topic of the NSA is now tepid tap water. Yes, the details keep getting worse as they’re further exposed, but us, the viewers and readers of the news seem non-pulsed. Or at least i do, let me not put feelings in your mind. It (the spying) has ALWAYS happened, is still happening, and will continue to happen. Some part of me has always felt affection for the noir government espionage, multi-language speaking, world traveling, closet wheeling and dealing bit of the human experience. The way I describe it may sound Hollywood-esque but the real mystery isn’t. And that’s it, there really is no mystery. It’s the WHO particularly. And this is why hackers and groups like Anonymous … Read More

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To Sleep, Perchance To Dream?

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Embarrassingly whacked-out dreams last night. From holding someone hostage to sex with dire repercussions, to runway walking in platform shoes for a lesbian dictator…that was in the first few hours. I woke with loads of energy regardless. Who knows. I stopped trying to analyze them years ago; now they’re just short stories in my journals. The surprising truth about sleep is how little we know about it’s purpose, but how absolutely crucial it is. I sleep a lot. When i don’t, i look 10 yrs older, and i pretty much hate everything and everybody. Gosh, i wish that were a hyperbolic statement. I do believe my best functioning relationships are the one’s which have let me escape for a 25 … Read More

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Love and Loss

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Love. Universal; and just as many ways to express it, feel it, and describe it. This video uses scientific visuals to artistically illustrate love. My favorite is the first of the six. What Love Looks Like, videos 1-6 from Tangible Graphics on Vimeo. Stunning and provocative. Surreal landscapes made with the human body. Well this is curious. I really can’t imagine wanting to meet some stranger on the public transportation offered in Dallas. But for European cities which rely entirely on metros and subways, your chances of meeting someone decent may increase. ‘Prague transportation officials have suggested a novel way to help combat big city loneliness: introducing singles cars on the Prague metro’ Love in the Time of Public Transportation Even if … Read More

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Past and Present

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I fear a number of our current politicians feel immune to history. When a situation isn’t directly affecting one, it is easy to compartmentalize. The future is messy… and the past is neat. It’s always like that. That’s because the people who chronicle the past are busy connecting the dots, editing what we remember and presenting a neat, coherent arc. We can publish the history of Roman Empire in 500 pages, but we’d need ten times that to contain a narrative of the noise in your head over the last hour. Even viral videos are easy to describe after they happen. But if these experts are so smart, how come they can never predict the next one?  via Seth Godin … Read More

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