The solid oppression of winter can only end when the land becomes flooded with light — and if we willingly give ourselves over to that light. But sometimes, things prevent us from accepting it, until we find ourselves stranded.
Or perhaps we need only bow our heads to greater fate, and motivate our bones toward the glowing ember of hope..
Things are rarely straight lines in nature — in fact, nature seems to prefer curves. Curves, however, are among the hardest things to define in mathematics, while lines are simple. The gap between reality and mathematics never felt larger..
Is it possible that, just this once, Winter never actually ends? Can we life with that? It certainly has gone on too long for most, and we all feel the opposite of Stockhausen Syndrome: we do not sympathize with our captors, we want them abolished from existence…
Not since the invention of plastic can we truly ever say that all things around us are authentic, and the further invention of electronics has now disassembled the remainder of things into bytes instead of atoms. Sometimes, we need to acknowledge that we live in a wholly synthetic, digital world, and embrace what we find there…
An epic battle is waged against an elemental force. The insubstantial nature of the foe is matched by the substantial determination of the conqueror.
The structure of our universe is based on the words we used to describe it. Sometimes, it is necessary to hunt and kill the words, to take them into our souls by devouring them and they become one with our vision, one with our description.
We often assume that if things overcome difficulty to start on a good foot, they are going to be successful. But great flowers can grow in terrible soil, and great soil can breed nothing but weeds. Many a crazed believer has followed their beliefs to a terrible, logical end.. At least in Lovecraftian fiction..
Even if self-conflict is dismissed as semantic, perhaps it might have an edge of truth. Perhaps it sees truth from its vantage point. Perhaps, from a higher dimension of existence, it is the real thing, and you, the caustic, skeptical observer, you are the contradiction, the edge of existence.
A final wrap up with several of the Dog Days podcasters.
Beautiful. Wordless. Music.
An hour of music designed to take you from the minimal consciousness of pre-wake all the way to the first jolt of your morning java.
The WEIRD Show
Weird news, strange ideas and odd views.
The WEIRD Show is my weekly roundup of those things usually treated as marginalia, curious little stories that most just read, laugh at, and dispose of, or disturbing things that reveal just a little bit of what this universe might hold. It's produced each week for CHSR-FM 97.9 in Fredericton airing at 9am on Saturday mornings, or afterward as a podcast on theweirdshow.com.
Wandering Out Loud
It is not necessary to have any destination in mind, in order to wander into interesting places.
Wandering Out Loud is an occasional wander both through physical and mental space. I muse about the world from my own particularly odd point of view, seeking to both illuminate and understand. It's done for myself, but you are welcome to join me and wander alongside.
Does anyone understand podcasting yet?
Podcasting fascinates me, as a new genre, a new medium, a new social media and a new way of communicating.
Occasionally, these fascinations turn into a podcast or blog post at one of my other blogs, Understanding Podcasting.
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