Not again hippie

Not again hippie. I have my own identity problems to deal with. Every crasher’s got to remember the rain. The girl I was into approached everybody. She was outside complaining. The rain got heavier. I wasn’t dissapointed; it certainly was a treat. She was like a classic journey into Hell – led me down a rebellious, lecherous path of horribe …

I never imagined ghosting to be hard work

“Be here NOW!” Shouted the ghost of Dr. Ignafo. This was the third night this week he’d appeared at the foot of my bed. He looked over the top of his glasses (you knew he was serious when he looked over his glasses) to make sure he had my attention. He continued: “Be here now in this place, in this time. …

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I wouldn’t mind being a force for good, sort of

1 I walk around in circles a lot. Often it’s the same circle. But then again, so does the earth and the rest of the planets in the solar system. Circles are comforting. You know you’ll come back to where you started eventually. The line, on the other hand, is daunting. It could go on forever or hit a dead …

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The downside of going out and doing everything

Here’s what I need to promise myself to do going forward from today and that is to re-engage with the world in a different way. Instead of trying to see it with new eyes, see it instead through older, wiser eyes. I was having a conversation with a friend yesterday. She’s a young twenty-something (not you, other young twenty-something, you …

Is this me?

The madness that is mornings for me. Madness as in the cylinders of mind all fire at once in the wee hours of the morning burning brightly and bringing all sorts of wild and wonderful thoughts. Sometimes the intensity threatens to short-circuit me. And like Kerouac… “[…]the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad …

Black Drones

The puppets dance in dark alleys Black drones drop messages across of the battlefield, singing we kill, we kill, we kill Give us form without substance There was something common in our guess work You blow apart my childhood fantasies with delight From the songbirds below the earth to the golden fruits of the heavens I thought all was within …

We regret to inform you that you’ve been psychologically hacked

“As the Cambridge Analytica story shows, there’s a fine line between psychological civil engineering and psychological civil war. The behavioral, demographic, and personal information Facebook and other social media platforms now collect through what I call algorithmic psychometrics has the sensitivity of medical data, and should be treated as such by regulators around the world.” What’s the bigger part of …

Pretend to be one of them

It’s not an easy gig to stand alone and live independently, especially if you’re addicted to praise and fearful of criticism.  Our natural inclination is to be one of the herd.  It feels safer that way, not to stand out or draw attention to oneself.  Even if you’re independent minded, you sometimes have to pretend to be one of the …