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October 5, 2022

Wretched is the Mind

Montaigne: We are never ‘at home’: we are always outside ourselves. Fear, desire, hope, impel us towards the future; they rob us of feelings and concerns for what now is, in order to spend time over what will be – even when ourselves shall be no more. Wretched is the...

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October 4, 2022

I want to be insanely obsessed

I want to be crazy about something again. And when I say crazy, I mean insanely obsessed, filled with passion, evangelistic borderline fundamentalist. A fanatic! I think you get the picture. I want to have that feeling when I first fell in love with The Savage Sword of Conan magazine....

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October 1, 2022

This is some heavy sh%t

This is what happens when the council decides to fix something that isn’t broken. You end up making extra trips to the garbage dump to offload your rubbish because 3 weeks is a long time to wait for the next scheduled collection. Unless that was the plan all along to...

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September 30, 2022

Are you caring about the wrong things?

Sam Harris on the meaning of life What is the reality of your present moment? What Sam Harris does in this video is to get you to rethink the quality of your attention in the present moment so that when you get to the end of this finite life of...

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September 29, 2022

Another trip around the sun

So Coolio passed away today. He was only 59 years old.  That’s only 5 years older than me. My reaction to that is damn, I could go at any time, so I best live as though my days are numbered because they are.  This is it. This is my life,...

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September 26, 2022

[Audio] On Finding the Lost Spirit of the Web

I stumbled upon a few websites that if you are a nostalgic Generation Xer like me, you’ll love!! They are reminiscent of the weird and wonderful spaces that were spawned in places like Geocities and Livejournal. Here are the links I mention in the episode: NeocitiesStatus CafeDeadjournal Here’s my Status...

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September 25, 2022

Neocities

This is what I miss about the old Internet, individual flare, and creativity, like this ASCII comic from Michelle. You have to duck and dodge the algorithms and echo chambers if you want to find good stuff like this. I found this on Neocities. If you haven’t heard of Neocities,...

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September 23, 2022

Too Many Voices

I needed some inspiration today. I haven’t been happy with my voice lately. There’s too much noise in my head and too many voices competing with each other for attention. It’s kind of like the shell game, my voice is the pea underneath one of the shells, and no matter...

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September 19, 2022

This Is a Twitter Thread Written Using WordPress

I didn’t know you could use your WordPress blog to write Twitter threads or convert your existing blog posts into threads. I’ve been dabbling with threads recently, mostly using Hypefury or Typefully to compose them. I want to write more micro-essays and turn them into threads without overwhelming my Twitter...

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July 14, 2022

My favourite Barefoot Doctor books

The Barefoot Doctor aka Stephen Russell was a practitioner and teacher of Taoism, its medicine, philosophy, meditation practices, and martial arts and manifesting system, or wu wei. I first came across his work in a small bookshop tucked away in the Scottish Highlands. It was his informal, wayward writing style and approach...

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July 13, 2022

Getting back in the saddle

Dave Winer shared a tweet yesterday that got me thinking about why I should dust off the soulcruzer blog and start writing here again. The tweet is a link to Adam Singer’s substack newsletter. Blogging in its true form is a great place to work out your thinking, by thinking...

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October 30, 2021

Devil at the Crossroads

I was fishing for a documentary to watch over coffee this morning. Not something I normally do, but it’s Saturday, and I’m down in Bristol waiting for the rest of the house to wake up before we get up to whatever we’re getting up today. I stumbled upon this mesmerizing...

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July 4, 2021

every generation needs a new revolution

Hey ho, 4th of July, cookouts in the park or on the beach, hot dogs and burgers, beer…lots of beer, and fireworks, remember why we fought a revolution…don’t let the good times make you soft… music from the score, tom petty, gikini kill, kim wilde, james brown, stevie wonder, tracy...

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June 21, 2021

On Social Radio

In this episode, I’m in the hot seat as my friend Cristina unleashes her inner journalist on me to find out what’s behind my love of social radio, which has become my latest passion project. I also talk about how I got into Internet radio and my time at Radio Warwickshire. I...

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