Leaves of Grass

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Leaves of grass: Individual pieces yet also a part of the bigger picture. Individual politics, yet a part of the same consequence. Individual perspectives, yet sharing the same space and time. I’ve been reflecting on how the quantity of writing I do is not fairly balanced with how much I share, as far as the music goes. I have come to terms with the financial impracticalities of producing all the songs. So, over the last month I’ve been separating the prose into two categories: poems or music. Expressing the poetry is a free outlet, whether in front of a crowd or on my music site. I have added a link on my music site to Poems and will be posting … Read More

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Stoics and Stoicism

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When I came across this picture of myself yesterday, I thought ‘this is one thing I do really well’. (since I somewhat berated myself in the previous post) Stoic : a person who accepts what happens without complaining or showing emotion.   Stoicism : a systematic philosophy, dating from around 300 b.c., that held the principles of logical thought to reflect a cosmic reason instantiated in nature. conduct conforming to the precepts of the Stoics, as repression of emotion and indifference to pleasure or pain. List of Famous Stoics : One of the most famous is inarguably Marcus Aurelius (121-180 AD), Roman Emperor from 161-180 Meditations by Marcus Aurelius is essentially the journal of thoughts by an army gneral, not … Read More

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The Future, Now

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or The Future Now or The Future Is Now; play on phrase, meaning the same and various things… Focusing my mind for a moment, these articles are all in the current webisphere and worth your time -if your interest leans this way It has been really exciting hearing about Mars over the last month (feeling acknowledged) and NASA’s non-news announcement regarding possible life once there because of water, its potential habitability (once again?) Let us invoke some wisdom from our approachable resident futurist, Elon Musk : Elon Musk argues that we must put a million people on Mars if we are to ensure that humanity has a future I am in no way a global warming or climate change propagandist, … Read More

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The Future, Now

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There was that one time I put snail semen on my face for the sake of beauty. I didn’t deliberately seek out this experience, believe me. I had received some upscale product samples, and only after having put the product on my face, did I read all the ‘natural’ ingredients. Yep, that’s natural I’d say. I didn’t do it twice, so I can’t vouch for the product. But hey, now people are beginning to get familiar with the idea of eating bugs for protein, so I don ‘t think the nastier things beauty pharmeceuticals source for product production is that odd. What made me think of confessing this absurdity? Snail Venom May Be Super-Morphine For Humans Discovery never ends. This is … Read More

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Worth Noting

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Posting a compilation of important links I’ve recently come across. The Good Men Project-The Conversation No one Else is Having Also, if you listen to talk radio, my favorite intellectual is Dennis Prager. He has 3 different hours in his weekly show specifically dedicated to other topics besides politics and world events. One of them is the Male-Female hour. It’s a very open, honest, and raw discussion of male psychology, relationship dynamics, and general questions females may have in this regard. I’ve listened for years, and people call in all the time saying how their marriage has been saved from it. You can subscribe to his podcast. It’s hour 2 on Wednesdays. The Benjamin Franklin Effect: The Surprising Psychology on How … Read More

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