politics

Here’s The Thing

I was going to write about environmentalism versus technology today, but I’ve been sidetracked by a pair of incredibly skewed tweets-slash-tweet streams that didn’t make any sense. The first involved a woman stating that the word billionaire should be a slur, and that no one with that much money should be considered anything other than …

personal development

Kaizen

I like the idea of incremental improvement. See, I used to do this thing.  I would close my eyes, clear my head and boom.  New person.  All the faults of the past vanished, in a flash. Just a perfect, present, thoughtful, honest and all-around kick ass person who did everything the best of his abilities, …

religion

Religion

I don’t believe in God.  At last, I don’t believe in any God that’s perpetuated by religion.  It’s entirely possible that there’s a divine intelligence out there, but to interpret it accurately would also require a mind that big, and no one on this planet has that kind of juice. I liken it to an …

growth

Little Disappointments

I generally agree with the idea of not shitting on something you’re not into. Still, I hate the idea of not allowing for criticism.  That seems to be the way the world’s headed, where everyone wants to not be criticized at all, and that, to me, is not healthy. It’s enabling. I love Mark Millar, …

personal development

Organization

I’ve tried a lot of different systems.  The super-detailed, massively delineated GTD system, the no-system, the simplified system, whatever. There’s a million different names.  The problem is they all suffer from the same defect. Yes, getting it all out of your head into someplace you can easily reference it is great. Not constantly checking for …

depression, writing

Dead Talker

I’ll admit it.  This was a hard one. Part of the problem with writing is that one can get so identified with characters and themes that one can unconsciously take on parts of the story’s mood without realizing it. With Dead Talker, this was particularly dangerous, given the fact that the whole thing was a …

writing

Book Feel

It’s been a while.  I’ve been meaning to post here more regularly, but between work (like the for-pay type that steals souls and crushes spirits, but feeds the family while I pursue my writing dream-type), a sick cat, spring cleaning and a heavy, heavy dose of editing (fifth draft in two months!), I’ve had to …

presence

Process Versus Goal

It’s funny how you can not be looking for something and find it. I recently re-read The Practicing Mind by Thomas Sterner.  Re-reading it so closely to that tome of wanna-be guru Eckhart Tolle, I couldn’t help but remark how much better it is at conveying the sense of presence. Sterner does so humbly, without all …