Year: 2019

I was struck

I never know how this works to say he is a great man means what exactly? What makes one great? Not wars, at least not according to Yoda. “I was struck from the very beginning that there is a totally independent and new voice in writing.” Werner Herzog on Harmony Korine And yet I can’t …

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Where I need to be

‘I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.’ Douglas Adams, from The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

Toulouse 9

Seeing how I just finished reading Harold Jaffe’s Paris 60, I thought I’d use it as inspiration for the style of this post. 16.02.2019 Socrates, one of my heroes, said the unexamined life is not worth living. But in this day and age rumor has it that people who don’t spend much time examining their …

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Fantasyland on the A425

When stuff like Thursday happens it reminds me that we are all the same, driven by the same basic motivations, the ones Maslow shared with us in 1943 in his paper, for the Psychological Review, called “A Theory of Human Motivation”. Yes, I’m talking about the hierarchy of needs. That’s it! That’s us, 5 levels on a triangle. We …

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Once you start to self-actualise you become a threat

Sex and drugs, two pathways to altering consciousness. Making aspects of them illegal to support an institutional agenda of subjugation is in effect a war on consciousness from the State. The State sees these as threats to its institutions and programs of control.  Activist Conner Habib: “Once you start to self-actualise by investigating your own …

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When it comes to social media and the blogosphere, be like water

Getting meta on you for a second. One of the things I’ve been working on of the past couple of weeks is my blogging workflow. Admittedly I’ve been focusing on the Newsletter (which, by the way, if you haven’t signed up for it, you should. I’ve renamed it Eclectically Curios to reflect where I’m going …

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Be messy

Chad Dickerson’s words bare repeating: Maybe if we all gave each other the space to be complex people — not reduced to public perception, our professional bios, our LinkedIn profiles, others’ narratives of who we are — we might understand each other better and give ourselves the room to be messy but wondrous human beings …

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