Author: highprimate

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 …

connection

The Horrible Truth

I follow a lot of people on Twitter. One of those people is one of my comics idols, Matt Hawkins, who wrote such favourites of mine as Think Tank and Aphrodite IX.  I like him mostly because he breaks the mold.  He likes perspective and truly independent thought, so you know that you won’t just …

writing

Unfinished Projects

You know who worries me? George R.R. Martin.  He’s not exactly a young man.  His weight is excessive which likely causes him all kinds of problems.  And he doesn’t seem to be in too much of a hurry to finish the Song Of Fire And Ice. There’s every chance we never see the ending for …

presence

Beware Gurus

I’m all for spirituality. Really. I just don’t believe religion is the path to it.  For me, Buddhist concepts are the closest, but there’s some overlap with most major religions.  The problem isn’t that Jesus’ kindness or the Buddha’s sense of the now are bad things. It’s the people who co-opt them.  This happens all …

responsibility

Pledged

How far would you be willing to go to achieve the truly miraculous? I’m thinking about this because I recently re-read Wytches by Scott Snyder and Jock in preparation for what’s been promised as a sequel.  It’s a question that’s been asked in many stories, from horror movies to superhero comics.  It’s literally the basis of …

personal development

Simplicity

I kind of love simplicity.  But simplicity that’s rife with complexity. Like the way we say day and night, which is simple and understandable but at the same time, encompasses such a great deal.  It implies different activities, different feels, different situations.  Night can be terrifying or it can be meditative.  The sky at night …

writing

Pretense

I’ve always hated pretension.  The intentional obscuring of some “deeper truth” through “clever” means is anathema to everything I am. My whole life, I’ve played devil’s advocate.  You say the sky is blue, I’ll point out that at night, it’s black, and that we shouldn’t get so stuck on our dogma.  I’ll point out it’s …