Walk a new path

Walking generates ideas. It turns gears that churn the mix in my brain and make new things pop up. However, I've found that walking the same geographical location, turns up the same thoughts. It's as if my mind is walking down it's own internal path, and passing the same ideas over and over again. I've …

The City and the City, by China Mieville

I finished reading The City & The City and was impressed, intrigued and am interested in reading some of his other books. A murder investigation in a foreign city which is actually two cities who spend their days ignoring each other... what could go wrong? I found this crime novel to be very creative, and …

Weaponized insanity

No, this isn't a political post... I'm still listening to Peace on Earth and in it, they have the idea of a drug or weapon that induces psychosis. This would be a much more effective way of eliminating someone who knows too much. Killing them would draw attention to them, and start an investigation--but if …

Odd John: another biography style story about super smart people

I just finished Odd John and it reminded me a bit of The Glass Bead Game in that it was a historical/biographical style telling of a group of super intelligent people who the rest of the world doesn't understand. It was about ten times more entertaining, though that isn't saying much. It was also written …

Everyone is a skeleton inside

Sometimes I see someone with a certain head shape and become very conscious of their skull moving around beneath their flesh. What strange bags of meat and bone we are. Everything that makes you you, is electricity flashing in a few pounds of water and fat, balancing precariously on a pedestal of collagen and calcium. …

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