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Edmonton Oilers Game Day: Nashville Predators winners of four of their last five games, too

Edmonton Oilers (25-15-7), 57 points, vs. Nashville Predators (21-17-7, 49), 7 p.m. at Rogers Place, TV: Sportsnet, radio: 630 CHED.

The Oilers come into Friday night’s game on a four-game win streak, with three of them won in extra time — 4-3 in overtime Jan. 651 more words

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A New Existentialist Perspective: An Essay on Anthony Peake’s Opening the Doors of Perception (2016)

(You can buy the book here: https://www.anthonypeake.com/product/opening-the-doors-of-perception/)

                Anthony Peake is at the forefront of a controversial science that aims to unify consciousness with the literally mind-bending and time-defying processes of the subatomic world.  3,473 more words

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Merry Christmas: New Books for a New Year

I’m sure you all have much better things to do today than to read this, but when you get a chance I’d like to mention that I’ve just finished my twentieth book. 572 more words

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Maria Popova on "Outsiderdom"

Decades ago I read a book entitled, “The Outsiders” by Colin Wilson, an unlettered but very erudite gentleman who spent his life “thinking outside of the box.”  At the conclusion of this post I provide a link to an essay from Brain Pickings about William Blake and Ludwig von Beethoven who spent their life in what Maria Popova described as “Outsiderdom.”  These two men made significant contributions to human history but their life story was complicated, to say the least, and existential loneliness abounded for the whole of their life. 655 more words

Poetry

Are you sitting down?

Last week, I mentioned what I’ve come to see as the most valuable piece of writing wisdom I know, which is David Mamet’s advice in… 1,050 more words

Writing

An intriguing read for Shiny....

The second book I covered in the most recent edition of Shiny New Books was interesting, if a little problematic…

“Beyond the Robot” is a new biography of the cult author Colin Wilson, best known for his groundbreaking work “The Outsider”. 62 more words