Expectations

Posted on 27 Jan 2017 under Journal/Life Updates

Quite some time back, I was told (or I read somewhere) that the best way to live your life is to have no expectations from life. Because the world owes you nothing. You did something nice for someone? Good for you, but that doesn’t mean something nice is going to happen to you in return. […]

Resonance

Posted on 24 Nov 2016 under Journal/Life Updates

Does music enhance emotions or create them? I’ve had it do both at one time or another, but I don’t know have a definite answer to that question. That being said, what I’ve experienced very frequently is that music greatly enhances the mood I’m in, especially when that mood is joyous (for lack of a […]

Is Life Worth Living?

Posted on 21 Oct 2016 under Journal/Life Updates

As human beings, I believe we are programmed to exist, to survive against whatever life throws at us. I was speaking to a friend of mine yesterday about the magic of music, and how I try not to judge others’ taste in music because I’ve seen others take as much enjoyment out of music I […]

The Anchor

Posted on 18 Jul 2016 under Journal/Life Updates

I find myself caught between hating the anchor for keeping me from flying, and loving it for keeping me grounded and secure.  

Shades

Posted on 14 Mar 2016 under Journal/Life Updates

I use various shades of grey and black to paint my picture, only now and then using some other colours because I’m not sure I’m using them right. So you see, I’m eternally grateful for all you others, who take it upon themselves to add a splash of colour every now and then, sometimes without […]

Pah, Religion!

Posted on 01 May 2015 under Journal/Life Updates

The United States has a Commission for International Religious Freedom. A quick Wikipedia search says: It is rooted in the U.S. Evangelical movement and its original intention was to protect Christians around the world. That line alone should raise suspicion that the name is a misnomer. Might be better if it was called “Commission for pushing […]

In Celebration of Insignificance (Losers Unite!)

Posted on 04 Feb 2015 under Journal/Life Updates

Hey you, Captain Ignoramus. Why aren’t you happy? Don’t you know you exist? Don’t you know you’re here, and that’s all you’ll ever have? All you’ll ever be is a bag of skin and bones and muscles and connecting tissue. A century later, all that’ll remain of you is your memory, perhaps a book or […]

Television

Posted on 21 Dec 2014 under Journal/Life Updates

T.V. is enough It is providing artificial friends And relatives for lonely people What it is, is recurrent families The same friends and relatives come back Week after week after week after week And they’re wittier and they’re better looking And they’re much more interesting and they’re richer Than your real friends and relatives – […]

My Own Prison

Posted on 23 Oct 2014 under Journal/Life Updates

Yesterday, I left office at around 1730 … much, much earlier than I normally do. In fact, I don’t recall when I left office before dark. It felt odd. I would love to say that it felt great to be out early, that it felt like a fun, little reward, but it didn’t, really. All […]

Don’t know where I’m going, I just keep on rowing…

Posted on 01 Sep 2014 under Journal/Life Updates

Hey, you there! Stop struggling. Stop rowing for a minute. Let the river take you where it will. Why don’t you pull your oars up, son, rest for a while? Stop wondering whether you’ve got your bearings right, stop thinking about the direction you’re headed in. Everything ultimately ends up at the same place. At […]