The end of the world

But which world is ending? I have just finished Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, and over all found it thought provoking and entertaining, if a bit obscure. There were a lot of ideas in this novel, some strange, some confusing, some interesting, some mundane, some--seemingly irrelevant. We follow two sides of one consciousness. …

Now

This moment, right now, is the only truth, the only reality. What I feel, think, and am experiencing in this instant is all that can be said to be real. Tomorrow, I won't remember this, or if I do it will be tinted by other thoughts, feelings, biases, distractions, just as all my other experiences have been before …

New experiences = New ideas

If you read the same books, watch the same shows, go to the same places, eat the same foods, do the same things every day--it stands to reason you're going to think the same thoughts every day. Thoughts are products of our experiences, a rearranging of things we already know. So if you want some new …

A flash of light

I recently watched this video on YouTube, which is a brief (ten minute) history of the universe, narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson. It is an interesting video, and Dr. Tyson is always nice to listen to, but one part stood out to me and got me thinking. I'd heard it said several times before, that …

Ad lib writing

I haven't been doing a lot of writing lately, and what I have been doing has been completely improvised and for no purpose other than my own entertainment. Of course, I do hope other people end up enjoying it, but if they didn't and told me to stop, I wouldn't. It's sort of cathartic, liberating …

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