disconnect

A friend of mine told me that one of the owners of the business she works for made a comment in regard to six Coast Live Oaks (Quercus Agrifolia) growing around the main building on the property. The statement was along the lines of ~ “Each of these trees costs me $14,000 in upkeep and […]

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theory

Well, theories, and the arbitrary (in the sense I’ve arrived at each by guessing pseudo~educatedly) likelihood they are even remotely accurate. The sneeze at the start of Tierra Whack’s ‘CLONES’ ~ Do you think it’s Tierra herself? Turning her head away from the mic? OR Another person in the recording studio? My intuition points to […]

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aware

My mind continues to swim in Japanese lore…maybe it always has done. A friend provided this wiki-distillate of mono no aware ~ paraphrased ~ a pathos or empathy toward physical things and a wistful awareness of transience. mono no aware (もののあはれ) ~ ‘the ah-ness of things’ or ‘an empathy toward things’ or ‘a sensitivity to […]

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kami

‘Divine being in Shinto… …may be an element of the landscape or a force of nature; may also be the spirit of a venerated dead person.’ ~from Wikipedia 1 There is a treestump containing a canine spirit on my street. Every time I see it in my periphery I jump. I feel it’s just waiting […]

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mind

2-3 minutes inside my head ~ yes I have an inner trialogue ~ it sounds like this What is the crux of your discontent? i am dissatisfied with my achievements or lack thereof. That sense derives from your imagined perception of someone else’s concept of you, not your concept of yourself. Let it go. ok. […]

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traumen

I dreamt of Phoebe Bridgers. Performing in a gargantuan art deco concert hall ~ sepia toned ~ with a crowd all broken up in small clusters. The band played “Halloween” and the vocals continued even as Phoebe walked off stage. Not in a lip-synced way, but as if she could be in two places at […]

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ironwood

“A common name for the wood of various trees and shrubs with density greater than that of water.” via Wikipedia (p.s. give them money please, i love them) I recently purchased two beautiful limited poster prints from Mystery School Comics group by (surprise) Becky Cloonan. Created in honor of her reverence for Marketa Lazarova. While […]

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desufnoc

~ in honor of rejuvenation and frivolity ~ My mind engages in a game of swap I reverently refer to as conceptual dyslexia. In which a known name, title, or word is replaced inadvertently and consistently with an alternative. Examples: Neil Young’s After the Gold Rush is remembered in my head as ‘Pilgrim’s Progress’ for […]

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zmey

“Here there be dragons.” Robert Redford ~ in Out of Africa ~ referencing cartographers’ expression for the edge of the known world I’ve been reading Greg Rucka and Michael Lark’s Lazarus for nearly 8 years now. The world created by Lark and Rucka can be seen as a possible out come to and allegory for […]

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flux

A co-worker and I were discussing which of the ‘7 deadly sins’ applies most to each of us. To be clear, I am agnostic and M is an atheist leaning agnostic. Regardless, the discussion was entertaining. One of the two of us chose ‘wrath’ the other chose ‘pride’ For those of you who know me […]

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