A Reintroduction

Tweet In life, it is always good to regularly take a long, hard, look at where you are, where you’ve been, and where you’re going. Regular re-evaluation of oneself is one of the common-sense keys to positive growth and self-knowledge. Often, that leads to the realization of a bit of change. Other times it makes […]

Before Dawn

Tweet The Winter Solstice once again finds me looking back on the past months during the wee hours of the night. It just so happens that this late December, the world around me has been encased in a certain amount of snow and ice. Enough to disrupt pretty much everything in the region. I’ve actually […]

No Nightmare Because of Christmas

Tweet PC110022, originally uploaded by KierDuros. When Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas hit the screens, it very quickly became one of my all-time favorite holiday films. Mostly because it had my favorite holiday (Halloween, in case you can’t tell) blended in with the much more popular one. Mostly, but not entirely. The movie (if you […]

Certified

Tweet As someone who stands outside of all the mainstream religious institutions, there are some things that, once upon a time, were kind of tricky to do without bending or breaking either one’s beliefs or the law. Back in the early days of the World Wide Web, a group came along that made doing at […]

Baseline Readings

Tweet Whenever I go into a new place for the first time, be it a public space or a private one, I like to get there before the big crowd shows up. If at all possible, being there alone is preferable. In that time, before the rolling froth of individuals churns through the aether, I […]

Around and Back Again

Tweet Just this past weekend, while on my way out of a party for a friend of mine, I was stopped by a lovely young woman. “I know you,” she said. “From where?” I was curious as I had noticed her a little while earlier and couldn’t shake the feeling that she seemed a little […]

Another Try at Battlefield Psi

Tweet According to a recent article in Wired Magazine, the Pentagon is once again throwing money at paranormal sounding research. Unlike some previous attempts at battlefield psi ops, there is actual technology involved this time: The project has three major goals, according to Darpa. First, try to map a person’s EEG patterns to his or […]

Metaphysical Monday: Once Upon A Dream

Tweet Just a quick set of questions, spawned by a conversation had this weekend… Lucid dreaming is something that I do on a semi-regular basis–either planned or unplanned. Do you lucid dream? Have you ever found yourself in a recursive dream, lucid or otherwise? (One where you “wake up” and then realize that, no, you’re […]

Metaphysical Monday: A Second Look

Tweet Every now and then, I run into an interesting problem: I don’t see people as they appear to everyone else. Or, perhaps more specifically, I don’t perceive them the same way and that perception difference manifests in my mind processing the visual data differently. This becomes most apparent when going through photos. I’ll see […]

Metaphysical Monday: Serendipity

Tweet I’m a big fan of the idea of serendipity. In fact, I kind of count on it to keep my life interesting. So far, I haven’t been disappointed. I’ve stumbled into most of the great things in my life–my relationships, my jobs, my most interesting ideas and experiences–almost always while looking for something that, […]