November 2022

November 25, 2022

meanwhile, elsewhere…

Well, look at that! It’s Friday again already. This week has flown by, as do most weeks as you get older. You know the Eternal Footman is waiting to take your cloak. But who has time for that? I don’t. At least, that’s what I tell myself. But I know...

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November 24, 2022

my first impressions of Wakanda Forever!

Hello good people! Greetings. It’s been a cold, wet day here in the West Midlands. I was in Birmingham most of the day co-facilitating a workshop on creating innovation in legal practice. We had about forty people altogether featuring a mix of lawyers, people who support lawyers, and law students....

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November 23, 2022

on giving thanks

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day in the States. I haven’t formally celebrated Thanksgiving Day for the past 10 years or so. It’s not a holiday in Britain. Side note: Why have the British adopted Black Friday, which celebrates the worse in consumerism and not Thanksgiving? You would have thought that spending...

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November 22, 2022

on humanism

For thousands of years, humans believed that authority came from the gods. Then, during the modern era, humanism gradually shifted authority from deities to people. Yuval Noah Harari Maybe it’s because I spent most of the morning in the Metaverse that I find myself sitting here in a dimly lit...

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November 21, 2022

the little hidden door

The dream is a little hidden door in the innermost and most secret recesses of the soul, opening into that cosmic night which was psyche long before there was any ego-consciousness, and which will remain psyche no matter how far our ego-consciousness extends. Dreams are the facts from which we...

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November 20, 2022

we will all go down together

“When did Noah build the Ark? Before the rain.” Robert Redford as Nathan Muir in Spy Game Those of you who are Billy Joel fans will recognize the reference in the title of this post. And for those of us who are diehard Twitter fans, we’ll be singing the chorus...

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November 19, 2022

the wheel of time is always turning

It’s late Saturday afternoon as I sit down to write this post. I’m sitting in my favourite chill out chair which is a lush lazy boy recliner. I was going to make this a link post, but I haven’t actually spent much time on the Internet today, which is a...

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November 18, 2022

let’s play 20 questions

I haven’t done a survey post in ages. As many of you may be new here, I thought, as a part of this 30 Day Blogging Challenge, I should do one, and give you a little bit more insight into this dude who calls himself soulcruzer. 1. Do you have...

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November 16, 2022

what myth are you living?

Here’s the audio version of today’s blog post: “This is what fools people: a man is always a teller of tales, he lives surrounded by his stories and the stories of others, he sees everything that happens to him through them; and he tries to live his own life as...

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November 15, 2022

it’s not just a fantasy

“Fantasy is as essential as air, forming the medium or the ether in which all the other activities of mind take place…Fantasy, in fact, plays a major role in building the world, in guiding the choices and adaptations we make, and the relationships we form. Fantasies are among the most...

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November 14, 2022

everybody knows

I can’t say that I’m a Lorde fan—not that there’s anything wrong with her music; it’s just not my usual thing. But I came across her blog, which she runs on Tumblr (I think people need to keep an eye on Tumblr; it’s poised for a comeback as a blogging...

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November 10, 2022

where to from here

They are there, protecting our meanderings. You don’t fear hunger, in such places, neither fear poverty of the spirit. Close, again, to water and stone, near the symbols of ancient European unity and Arab History, I can dismiss the present as a passage. The trouble, though, is that I don’t...

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November 9, 2022

Would anybody care if you went missing

Putin has begun training high school students for war. You know you’re in the shit when you have to start training 15- and 16-year-old boys how to fire an assault rifle and dress a field wound. This, he hopes, will put fear into the people at home and convince them...

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November 7, 2022

Radio Soulcruzer 11.06.2022

I got the idea for this episode from Jimi Hendrix’s song “Voodoo Chile,” which is on his album “Electric Ladyland.” The song clocks in at 14 minutes and 59 seconds! It’s a monster track. Well, that got me thinking about other lengthy tracks that I love. I compiled a list...

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November 2, 2022

Don’t call it a comeback

My life has been ridiculously strange of late. I’ve been going through one of those wobbly periods where I believe the whole of the human race is wicked and probably deserves to burn in Hell, if Hell exists. But don’t worry. I haven’t lost faith yet. I’ve been too distracted...

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November 1, 2022

The late Bruno Latour on the intricate network of things

Bruno Latour, the French philosopher who died on 9 October 2022, was a man who lived in many different worlds. As a “actor-network theorist,” he contended that everything, no matter how small or seemingly inconsequential, is part of intricate networks of relations. This is true regardless of the size of...

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November 1, 2022

Feeling the pump of Rad Wings of Destiny

“When Ugly Kid Joe sold their souls to the devil in the pursuit of rock ‘n’ roll they drove a harder bargain than Robert Johnson at the Crossroads. Not only did they trade their souls for over thirty years of globetrotting and metal extravagance. They also haggled to keep their...

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