an account of one journey round the sun

some things that have amused me recently

In scrapbook on March 29, 2011 at 7:40 pm

Exotic Locales

No Google, the Mystery Spot is not actually in North Dakota

Suddenly, I feel famous.


nature nurtures itself

In consciousness, culture, evolution, musing, politics, psychedelics, psychology on March 19, 2011 at 3:07 pm

If we accept that something shitty is a part of human nature, and we also accept that we are human (and therefore naturally susceptible to that shitty something sometimes ourselves), it seems to me that the next step is to admit that whatever stories we are using to convince ourselves that something shitty is inevitable? those stories also contain clues about how we might do things better, and warnings about traps we might succumb to out of fear, and advice about who we should listen to, in order to stop being shitty as soon as possible, and with a minimum of long-term damage.

“it’s just human nature!” does not apply to our destructive potential alone;
it also applies to our capacity to learn, and heal.

this strikes me as a very important thing to remember.


In adventure on February 16, 2011 at 12:23 am

it’s hard to focus on the hundreds or thousands when the 1 is so intriguing…