“The real universe is always one step beyond logic.” Frank Herbert ~ Dune I read Dune cover to cover once every few years. I listen to the full cast audio version and its sequels on constant repeat. I’ve obsessively sought out the entirety of the Dune CCG. Portions of the Dune encyclopedia occupy and supplant […]

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I packed less this time when compared to last. I pack a little less each time. If I look through the prism of Buddhism, attachment is unenlightened. By the slippery slope extension of my mind, attachment to objects is further and for shame. Yet still it pains to depart. Lucy Dacus is singing her cover […]

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Can we talk about Lovecraft Country? I was obsessed before it went live and it is far surpassing my hopes and dreams. Dialing back for just a moment. H.P. Lovecraft, 1920’s white supremacist author of supernatural horror and arguably influential to much, if not all, of supernaturally horrific literature, comics, media produced in his wake. […]

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Sometimes upon finding a new hero I realize they are not new to me, they’ve just been waiting for the right moment to be rediscovered. I am feeling this way about Paul Laurence Dunbar. This week is a tribute to his voice, its resonance through time, and into my life. The following is from The […]

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I mentioned last week that I intended to write about The Overton Window. The time has come to actually circle back to something mentioned in a previous post. On that note, I will eventually return to other topics promised that I’ve been procrastinating on…once the procrastination quota is reached. The Overton Window is a political […]

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Happy Birthday Shel Ann Burrell Trigger warning, Kacia, Mike, and Family, I’m approaching the tough bit first, then onward. I am not offended if you skip this first section, I need to type it out. Each summer since October of 2017, July 31 preys on my psyche. Though I am conscious of its arrival and […]

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I’m Watching: Avatar – The Last Airbender … A series I rewatch every three months or so. Friends and family (excluding my sister who has it rightwise) reject this show due to the fact it is animated. I reject their rejections. One of the best shows ever written, drawn, or performed. Go watch it ten […]

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I listened to an episode of ‘This Podcast is a Ritual’ in which Devin Person and Clint Marsh discuss philosophy, pragmatism, and magic in daily practice. The episode is more than worth a listen, as are other various and beautiful works from both Clint and Devin, but what leapt out as I listened was the […]

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Focus is a problem today…or maybe a problem all the time. I blame smartphones – I almost just typed ‘cellphones’ instead of smartphones as if the first brick weight analog cell I used as a teenager bears any resemblance to the sleek eternally connected and tracking distractions we now carry around glued to our hands […]

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I didn’t manage to land this before Saturday departed. For this I apologize. I am afflicted with compulsive editing syndrome. It manifests in various ways. Examples – Uno I have trouble with simple email discourse. I tend to overthink and so struggle over what should be straightforward responses. It took the entirety of restraint and […]

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A bit fried this week, by the real actual temperature outside and perhaps an overuse of beard oil. Also by the sheer volume of media, personal flux, and the general wonderful terrible gravity of this moment in our lives. Lists are about all I have in me as I begin typing. Truth told, when pared […]

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