Invocations of the Muse

Eternity is in love with the productions of time ~ William Blake A mystical union, be it with god or muse, is a union with the transcendent… an invocation of the divine. All of existence is part of a seemingly eternal movement towards something. I prefer to think of it as an Infinite Ideal, that […]

改善

改善 [or Kaizen (Japanese), or Gǎishàn (Mandarin)]; improvement or change for the better, commonly referring to a continuous improvement philosophy that originated in Japan. A Kaizen approach is one that makes continuous incremental improvements to any system or process (e.g., writing a book, building a car, learning a foreign language). This philosophy is universally applicable, […]

Writing Advice

There is a lot of advice about writing. From style guides like Strunk and White to the musings of authors like Ray Bradbury or Stephen King. I love this kind of advice, and I’ve read more than I care to admit. I even like journal-writing advice, or philosophical tangents about writing itself. Writing is an […]

Saint Christopher

Double inversion of (dog headed giant) St Christopher Orthodox Church (Russian) … Reprobus sought to follow the most powerful, so he followed the king. Reprobus learned that the king feared the devil, so he followed the devil. Reprobus learned that the devil feared Christ, so he followed Christ. … the Christian hermit taught him, if […]

Beyond the Myth of Sisyphus

Albert Camus imagined Sisyphus as happy, pushing his boulder up the hill. This “hero” accepts his fate and is devoid of hope. The perfect absurdist hero. What a hopeful chap that Camus; but such hope, he fails his own test. Camus can go no further, yet Sisyphus persists. Do not ask if he is happy […]

We can not Not believe

One of the most important things I’ve ever learned, is to not get lost in the symbols and metaphors of belief. Before you dismiss beliefs in God or gods or faeries or elves or spirits or a belief in a mechanistic universe devoid of any supernatural entities — before dismissing the beliefs of others, recognize […]