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What's wrong with rakes?

Since moving to the US I have noticed the use of leaf blowers is very prevalent and even in the short time I have been here seems to be increasing. 443 more words

A Thursday Quote For Thought, #12, 2016

“Beware the barrenness of a busy life.”

Socrates

Anyone can fill their days, but is there substance in those planned out hours?

Apologies once again for the emptiness of this blog since last week’s close – I would excuse myself with cause of “being busy”, but then a truer explanation would be needed/required post-perusal of the Socratic quote above…and time is short today. ¬† 16 more words

Quotes

The Story of My Teeth

Valeria Luiselli, 2015
Translated from the Spanish by Christina MacSweeney, 2015

The Story of My Teeth is a beautifully bound book told in 10 short, but disjointed chapters that unfortunately don’t make any sense or provide any meaningful insight. 673 more words

Fiction

We can never "know" anything

Judith Curry has waded into the consensus discussion by highlighting a post written by two people I’ve never heard of and – from what I can find – have no actual expertise in this topic whatsoever. 200 more words

Science

I wasted three hours

After you have been to enough doctors appointments, you get used to the wait, but it’s usually from 10 minutes to an hour. Except for one doctor, this one takes the gold medal for longest wait in over three years. 209 more words

I Am That Girl

An old occult rant, best ignored.

Conceptually it is about the Tarot being the ‘toy-version’ of real hermetic magick. While Satanism, Shamanism, Wicca, and a load of others, plus their pseudos, know it so much better anyway… Real Life proved that it can challenge each of us, and my occult notes were never about money, nor about attention-phishing aka indulged narcissism. 508 more words

Is Miitomo a waste of time?

Did your social media behaviour change per 31 March? Miitomo went live that day, which means the first steps of Nintendo towards smartphones and tablets are a fact. 1,433 more words

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