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Mindful Monday #37 - Clouded Vision

Fall prompts the start of my year-end reflection which runs from September through December.  While I wanted to write my month of writing reflections sooner, writing them now has offered greater reflection and perspective.  74 more words


House Restoration Project

Our house is 23-years old. During this period its chimney had to be reconstructed once already, which I have forgotten about – due to selective memory I suppose. 316 more words



To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.

~Henri Bergson


If you have read this blog for some time, you probably have noticed that I periodically like to revisit old work, especially those early pieces from when I was still in the process of finding voice.  346 more words


Theories of humor

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There are many theories of humor which attempt to explain what humor is, what social functions it serves, and what would be considered humorous. 2,146 more words

Weeks two - three: proposal and practice

Proposal – reflections

The last couple of weeks have been interesting! Thinking so much about the Proposal made me feel like rabbit in the headlights. I initially wanted to hide in reading theory as I had done just before starting this MA to make me feel as if I ‘knew something’. 851 more words


Henri Bergson, Neoplatonist, and the Cubist Aesthetic: Part Fourteen

Antliff wrote that the Symbolist poet Tancrède de Visan (who had begun attending Bergson’s lectures before 1904 and who wrote the first extended discussion of the theoretical parallels between Bergson’s philosophy and Symbolism) was the primary Bergsonian theorist within Cubist circles.1 Green thought the Cubists became familiar with Bergson’s theories through the writing of Jules Romains.2 Antliff dates Romains’ familiarity with Bergson to 1906 or earlier. 564 more words


Henri Bergson, Neoplatonist, and the Cubist Aesthetic: Part Thirteen

Bergson’s view of man as a creator, above the approval of fellow humanity, reads as Nietzschean. In Mind – Energy he wrote ‘the joy he feels is the joy of a god.’1 He equated this person with ‘superman’2 – in Nietzsche’s philosophy the higher state of Übermensch embodies the ‘will to power’ and creation. 1,052 more words