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I point upwards and immediately fall down

Okay, so this past week, while sketching out some preliminary stages for a few pieces, I told myself I’d ruminate on the simple and peaceful advice offered by Zen teacher Dogen Zenji (see italics in previous post), consider Nature (trees and bees and the like, as well as the center qualities that are inborn and neglected or repressed, celebrated or expressed, due to conditions/conditioning, or lack thereof), and think about choices we make that lead or distract us from following Nature (again, literally and figuratively). 632 more words

Stagnated Delivery…

My timeline for the mastering & final delivery of the new Candle studio album, Vibrations, has stagnated.  To be honest, I have not even contemplated working on it for over a month now.  295 more words

Music

Philip K. Dick’s Philosophy of History: Part One

Part One: The Promise of the Frontier

Not much has been written about Philip K. Dick’s philosophy of history as revealed in his fiction. On the one hand, this is surprising because from the beginning of his career Dick was concerned with the fate of human civilizations. 4,215 more words

Philip K. Dick

New Rodeo, Same Clowns

You had to hand it to the Executive Council of the company.  They found new ways to try to get the pulse of the company.  In anticipation of the latest all hands meeting, they had harnessed the power of social media to get the opinions of the employees.  506 more words

Accountability

He Said That? 11/4/14

From National Association of Realtors chief economist Lawrence Yun:

Rising rents and repaying student-loan debt makes saving for a down payment more difficult, especially for young adults who’ve experienced limited job prospects and flat wage growth since entering the workforce.

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Economics

Thoughts on the printing press and innovation

Look at how the printing press changed the world. No one had even thought about reproducing books on a mass scale before. They were written by hand and were precious. 300 more words

Rambles

All roots must move

You once told me that I should uproot myself

to keep growing. To stay is stagnation.

But I’d rather be a tree

than a stressed house plant, 101 more words

Writing