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December 10, 2022

nu metal

It’s late Saturday afternoon. I’m in my office and part time studio. I’m recording another episode of Radio Soulcruzer, my music podcast styled with a radio aesthetic. It’s my opportunity to let my inner radio disc jockey come out and play. The genre i’m exploring in this episode is Nu...

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December 9, 2022

finally, an ai avatar generator that delivers

I normally don’t take part in internet trends, especially ones that ask you to take a selfie and upload it to the internet. My conspiracy theory hackles go on alert. They want you to upload your selfies so that THEY can build a facial recognition database that THEY can use...

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December 8, 2022

the road leads back to here

old notebook life is curiosity kept alive The Road to Santiago is a spiritual path. It was originally a Catholic pilgrimage for sinners who were trying to work off any time they might have to spend in Purgatory before they could go to heaven. It’s a 500-mile trail that runs...

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December 7, 2022

a nostalgic turn

OK. I’m feeling a little nostalgic tonight, and I’m in the mood to listen to some tunes. I’ve been firing on all cylinders today, and now I’m ready to let my hair down. I thought I’d be a bit frivolous tonight and share my 80’s music crushes. My Top Ten...

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December 6, 2022

some phrases stick with you for life

Going through some old papers, I came across a phrase that for years has been my unofficial motto. I even used it to caption my yearbook picture. I wrote (and I used to believe) that “winning is an attitude.” Like Prometheus stealing fire from the gods, I stole this phrase...

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December 5, 2022

seeking fire

1Vast array of masksHide the many roles we playI remain hidden 2Pressing against thePortals of consciousness, eachMoment changes me 3See things as they areEnraptured with mythic mindStillness turned within 4On the road to awarenessSelf disrupts realityExperience yourself completely 5From now into nowChangeless mind moves inside outMaking you aware 6Control is...

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December 4, 2022

i do love a good burger

So an idea I’ve had in my head for some time is to make a travel documentary based on my love of hamburgers. The idea would be to travel around the world in search of the world’s best hamburger. I want to do it Ewan MacGregor and Charlie Boorman style,...

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December 3, 2022

on the places you’ll go

My blog brother, @MrFresh, wrote a post yesterday sharing the places he’s travelled to. That inspired me to reflect on my own travel habits. We used to travel a lot. Our goal was to travel to at least one new country each year. It was easier to make that happen...

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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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