“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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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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Apophenia ~ is the tendency to perceive meaningful connections between unrelated things. via wikipedia My mind is a web of apopheniac non sequitur and I love it. I’m not sure most others do… I was binge watching my way through The Queen’s Gambit when this word, used by an irreverent reporter negatively in the show, […]

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I’ve spent the past four years paying more attention to national news than I had in the 33 years prior. I am ashamed of this. It took a mystifying (but perhaps not actually so) cultural disaster to bring me out of the cocoon of psychological comfort I’d wriggled into. I am intentionally being vague, avoiding […]

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A tangent this week. After carefully selecting a piece of a fossilized mosasaur tooth I desperately needed in my life, I’ve chosen to devote a post to three, in my opinion, under-appreciated prehistoric reptilians. /deinonychus I will forever be bitter that Michael Crichton, or his editors, chose to shift the name of this noble, intelligent […]

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“I know because she says over and over again that she doesn’t want a family yet it is clear through her actions that it is all that she wants.” ~Jon Osterman – in Watchmen 01.08 – A God Walks Into Abar I used to take the same Meyers Briggs personality test repeatedly to see how […]

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“‘And hast thou slain the Jabberwock?       Come to my arms, my beamish boy! O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!’       He chortled in his joy.” ~ Jabberwocky ~ by Lewis Carroll from Through the Looking Glass As our nation steps out of the looking glass, it is my fervent hope we keep one eye steady on the […]

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right. I fantasize often about being the caretaker of an old wooden theater in the round somewhere deep in the U.K. There’d be a roll up bed hidden in the stage and unfurled nightly to sleep. I would soak in all the vibration, the intention, the stories of shows gone by in days, years, weeks, […]

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“But mother I saw it and it was true!” D U N E ~ Alia of the Knife In reference to her prescient understanding of child bearing and rearing, the young Alia unsettles adults around her who lack her deep awareness and native understanding as the result of exposure to the water of life while […]

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The past few weeks make me wonder how much of the twists and turns I experience are outcomes of my obdurate tortoise approach to living. Is there determinism in tunnel – or more aptly ‘shell’ – vision? Are the cultural vacancies that lead us down rabbit – or more aptly ‘hare’ – holes of behavior […]

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Without it… I wonder at the cultural contempt for apology, for admission, for acknowledgement of systemic horror and the role each of us plays in it. There is a four hundred year incessance of context for this feeling and I am prompted to quote from a novel written by a brilliant Italian: ‘…he persevered and […]

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