still believes philosophy, poetry, and blogging can change the world.

October 17, 2023

I think i might have this figured out

With all of the turmoil going on in the social media landscape, I’ve been trying to get my blogging game back in shape. I’ve been debating whether to blow the dust off this site and return to OG blogging here. In the meantime, I’ve mainly been microblogging and navigating the...

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July 16, 2023

The Life of Jean Seberg in Pictures

Few names in the world of celluloid magic are as mysterious and interesting as Jean Seberg. Seberg was born on November 13, 1938, on the golden plains of Marshalltown, Iowa. She would go on a turbulent trip that would span continents and captivate audiences, leaving an indelible mark on the...

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May 18, 2023

Spinning intricate webs of meaning

I spent some time down the rabbit hole today, and this is what I brought back. Actually there are two more things I brought back, but I’m waiting for me buddy Jeremy to get back to me before I set them lose in the wild. Here’s what I learned about...

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May 17, 2023

The Nature of Humanity in Tokyo Ghoul

I was watching Tokyo Ghoul on Netflix, when an odd thought sneaked up on me like an uninvited guest at a dinner party. I found myself teetering on the edge of a moral dilemma, should I be rooting for the humans or the ghouls? Now, as a card-carrying member of...

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May 11, 2023

rambling on

My mood has been set in the 60s and 70s most of today with the likes of The Yardbirds, The Rolling Stones, The Doors, Ten Years After, The Mamas & The Papas, and Led Zeppelin to be exact. And I’ve been on this video every time I’ve been on Youtube...

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May 8, 2023

There’s still room for us at the table

I’m one of those people who recognise the positive impact of AI on the creative process. For me, AI is particularly useful in helping me to distill large amounts of information quickly. This morning, for example, when I wanted to know the difference between allusion and homage, I simply asked...

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April 4, 2023

The Eight-Circuit Model of Consciousness

The Eight-Circuit Model of Consciousness is a psychological and philosophical framework originally developed by Timothy Leary, a psychologist and counterculture figure, and later expanded upon by Robert Anton Wilson in his book “Prometheus Rising.” This model suggests that the human brain operates on eight interconnected “circuits” or levels of consciousness....

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February 16, 2023

A Tale of Chatbots and Chaos

Oh, how quaint that some of my friends are still resisting the inevitable rise of artificial intelligence! If only they were as enlightened as the great William S. Burroughs, who undoubtedly would have embraced ChatGPT as the ultimate tool for turning our everyday conversations into high art. After all, he...

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January 1, 2023

I’ve just discovered WordPress Stories

I’ve only just discovered that you can post Instagram-like stories directly from your WordPress blog. It’s pretty rudimentary, i.e., no filters, gifs, location tags, etc. And you can’t add a description except like I’m doing it right now, which is adding in the description after I’ve posted the story. The...

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December 31, 2022

final message of 2022: be kinder to yourself

It’s easy to be hard on ourselves, especially when we’re struggling or facing challenges. But it’s important to remember that we’re all human and we all make mistakes. In 2023, let’s try to be kinder to ourselves. Let’s give ourselves the same grace and compassion that we would extend to...

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December 25, 2022

Life Lessons from the Dude and the Zen Master?

Transcript Life Lessons from the Dude and the Zen Master? Do you remember the movie “The Big Lebowski?” I was a big fan of the Dude, so when I saw this book, The Dude and the Zen Master, I snatched it up. Introduction The Dude and the Zen Master was...

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December 21, 2022

collaborating with ai

AI-made art just keeps blowing my mind. I did the Lensa thing, like a lot of other people. But until today, I hadn’t thought about uploading my own art and seeing what the AI could do with it. Here’s what happened when I did: I love it. I believe there’s...

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December 16, 2022

i’m a little late to the party with this

OK, so i know I’m a little late to the party with this, but it took me a little while to source all the goodies. Here is my advent calendar for you. I went for a music theme because, well, why not?! And it’s rock n’ roll, so I can’t...

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December 15, 2022

post challenge

Already, I’m feeling the slide back into lazy blogging now that our 30-day blog challenge is over. The little voice egging me on to sit down and bang out a blog post has gone quiet. Maybe he needed a break. I imagine it was hard work on his part to...

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December 13, 2022

30 for 30

Well, this is officially the last post of our 30-day blog challenge. I have enjoyed having to bang out a post every day. There were a few days when I could have easily not posted anything for all of the usual reasons: no time, too busy, nothing to say, etc.,...

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December 13, 2022

Voices of Resilience

I’m super excited about a new project I’m working on in collaboration with Na’amal. In 2023, we’re launching a podcast called “Voices of Resilience.” WHAT IS VOICES OF RESILIENCE? The number of people who have been forcibly displaced continues to increase alarmingly; in 2022, the UNHCR reported more than 100...

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December 12, 2022

quantified self

I’ve dabbled in the quantified self movement on and off. If you’re not familiar with the “quantified self,” it’s basically a movement that focuses on using technology to collect data about one’s daily activities and behaviors. This often involves using wearable devices, such as fitness trackers, to track things like...

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