December 2, 2022

a long way from being a grandmaster

Well, it appears to be that time of the year when all of the year-in-review stuff starts to come out. Yesterday, I shared with you my music year-in-review. Today, let me share with you my chess year-in-review. Yes chess! I played a lot of chess when I was in high...

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December 1, 2022

my spotify music year-in-review

Everyone (or at least everyone with a Spotify account) is currently posting their 2022 music streaming activity on social media. Well, I thought I’d join in the fray and post my Spotify year-in-review highlights. Let’s start off with my number one listened to song on Spotify. It’s from the Venom...

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November 30, 2022

building a soundstage in VR

Hello, good folks. Today I decided to share some behind-the-scenes footage of me building a soundstage in VR/metaverse in preparation for a future podcast series I have planned for early 2023. If you follow me on the bird or the mastodon, you’ll know that I’ve gone all-in on VR and...

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November 29, 2022

the other side of now

Day 16. We’re over the hump now on our 30-day blogging challenge. There have been a couple of days when I felt really pressed for time and had no idea what to blog about. If I wasn’t involved in this challenge with my bros, @MrFresh and @SMVGeek, I would have...

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November 28, 2022

the interconnectedness of things

Arthur Koestler reminds us that each whole thing is made of its own parts, while at the same time being part of a larger whole. He called this a holon. No creature or system can exist by itself. Being part of a larger system, it must integrate or die! I’ve always had...

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November 27, 2022

connecting and planning

This is going to be a short post today. It is Sunday, after all. And Sundays were made for chilling. We had family over for most of the day. My belly is about to burst from all the food we ate for Sunday lunch: Everyone has left now. The house...

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November 26, 2022

In Death: Unchained my new favourite VR game

In Death: Unchained is a roguelike bow and arrow archery game. You find yourself in an unholy world where you must constantly battle terrible creatures. Grab your longbow and go for the afterlife’s forsaken souls, angelic creatures, and demons. Each level is procedurally created, so each time you play you...

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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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