August 2019

August 28, 2019

Can you ever have an original thought?

Your coffee contemplation today: “In a mutually interdependent world, none of us has absolute control over everything we choose to do. You are either being influenced by others or exerting influence simply by being who you are.” I think it’s a curious exercise to reflect on who you’re being influenced by and who you’re influencing…

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August 27, 2019

Shaking the holiday dust off

Here we go, back in the game after a week’s worth of holiday. I need to unpack my time away, but the quick story is, we did a week-long camping tour, changing campsites every few days. We started off in Skegness, then headed north to the North York Moors for a few days, then headed…

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August 13, 2019

Take Another Happy Pill

I had to come down off the crest of the hill. It was getting dark and the hounds would soon be released. The speckled purple shadows behind me lengthened. A dog howls, it’s not dark yet. I lengthen my stride. I could hear my brother now, he would be talking about tanks and how their…

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August 9, 2019

Donuts

At breakfast, they took away my donuts.   WB: Of course you’re mad. Why do you think they’ve gone through such lengths to confine you to the back pages of the Internet. If your ideas got out and went viral, it would be the death of nations. SC: And so what, the people have a…

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August 8, 2019

Out of the blue

When you were younger did you ever have the feeling that you were headed for great things once you finished high school and headed off to university or into the world? Or did you feel like everyone else, but you, was headed for something great? And let me ask you this: at what point did…

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August 7, 2019

Desert Nights

So Toni Morrison has passed on to the afterlife, wherever or whatever that is. Obama dropped a nice tribute tweet to her in a more eloquent way than I could do. https://twitter.com/BarackObama/status/1158764847800213507 Obama, ever the great orator. Many were singing his praises as he stepped up and gave a presidential condolence to the people of…

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August 6, 2019

Invite the Gods of Chaos

It’s amazing how much of life is routine. I guess it has to be, otherwise we’d have chaos and chaos doesn’t make for good productivity and effeciency. Robert Spencer calls these routines power sinks as expressed by our habits – habits of being, habits of thinking, habits of doing, habits of feeling and habits of…

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August 5, 2019

A Statement and a Question

I felt a bit scrappy this morning along with an incredible urge to walk around naked. There must have been something in my coffee to trigger a primal reaction. Having watched Hamilton over the weekend, I now have the soundtrack on repeat in Spotify. Particularly the lead track Alexander Hamilton, also My Shot, Ten Duel…

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