Few people know how to take a walk. The qualifications are endurance, plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature, good humour, vast curiosity, good speech, good silence and nothing too much. – Ralph Waldo Emerson Most mornings I go for a little wander around my town, generally a 2.5... Read More
Shameless freedom is a mystery Wasteland studded blasting free adverts What is this really, except easy fantasies)? Normal people trickle down the cracks neoliberal teenagers Rock The Brady Bunch and Unemployed achievers Source document: The Wire magazine
Midway this way of life we’re bound upon, I woke to find myself in a dark wood, Where the right road was wholly lost and gone. The Divine Comedy: Cantica I Hell, Cantos 1, 1-3 Dante found himself lost and Virgil appeared. Oh where is my Virgil! The in-laws left... Read More
So tonight starts the first in a series of year end parties. I didn’t want to leave this until after the party, lord knows what would come out then.
And just like that the house was quiet again. The source text for this black out poem was an old issue of Philosophy Now magazine.
As some of you may or may not know, I started dabbling in the Quantified Self movement and tracking many of my activities throughout the course of a day. I ran the experiment for several months. My biggest take away was how much of a human hamster I am, and... Read More
In the 5th century B.C. Herodotus set off on an ambitious mission to record the glorious achievements and remarkable events of the past so that these things wouldn’t be forgotten. He declares at the start of the Histories: “Herodotus of Halicarnassos here displays his inquiry, so that human achievements may... Read More
This is the last of my sloth days. It’s been fun hanging out with the family and a few friends – eating, drinking, and being merry. For about a week now, I’ve been in chill mode, winding down the year and generally lazing around. But enough is enough. The family... Read More
OK men, add a daily trip to the sauna to your goal list for 2017. A new long-term study out of Finland found that the more frequently men chilled in a sauna, the less likely they were to develop Alzheimer’s. I don’t think you “chill” in a sauna, but we... Read More
Since the brain estimates the passage of time by how much information is stored within a given interval, richer memories make it feel like more time has passed.
There’s something sinister about a company that wants to take over the world. And what’s even more sinister to me is how slowly and inconspicuously the take over happens. FB with its to “connect the world” mantra and Google with its to “organize the world’s information” mantra are examples of... Read More
One of favourite Michael Jackson tracks beautifully rendered finger guitar style. This guy, Misko has also done an awesome job with some other popular tracks too like Linkin Park’s In the End and Zombie by the Cranberries
‘She came along and she cut me loose’, that’s what 2016 has done to me. The year has come and gone so fast, although I suspect we say that every year. But damn, as I get older, I swear the days come and go twice as fast as they used... Read More