Schadenfreude * n. pleasure derived from another’s misfortune.
-origin Ger. from Schaden ‘harm’ + Freude ‘joy’
 malicious joy derived from the misfortune of others.

I witnessed Dudley express his schadenfreude yesterday while he told me of his colleague’s dislocated hip. 607 more words


Happy New Year! Wait, what?

(Sorry I’ve been a little absent on the blogosphere lately. I had planned to post this several days ago, but schoolwork caught up with me and so it had to wait. 1,039 more words



its been a long time since I read anyone’s blog, or written, or had much of an online presence at all. i’ve missed reading my favourite bloggers – Nicola, Tanya, Liam, Silverbetty – and the interactions stemming from the same. 1,496 more words


The Best Day of My Life + Letting Go (when all I want to do is hold on)

My third date with LJ, we went to the Getty Villa in Malibu.  I packed a lunch and showed her around the place…

By sunrise the next day we had made love and her radiance only increased exponentially. 1,568 more words


I am Not a Writer

I am not what I do. I eat, but do I define Myself as an eater? No. I move My bowels, but do I define Myself as a defecator? 646 more words



Catharsis (from the Greek κάθαρσις katharsis meaning “purification” or “cleansing”) is the purification and purgation of emotions—especially pity and fear—through art or any extreme change in emotion that results in renewal and restoration. 552 more words


Music Hour - Austin Wintory's Journey

Apotheosis. Transcendence. Enlightenment.

Ever wonder how it would feel to enter a feeling? One that presented itself to you in a purely expressive, dream-like metaphor? Experiencing literally what is often only for the mind and heart to know with any surety?

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