Tag: left

culture

Nudism

Yesterday was meant to be a post on nudism, and ended up on body positivity instead, which is another can of worms.  Not that I don’t believe in it, but it’s a sort of microcosm of how political correctness can hurt a dialogue.  The general idea is good, but the application often brooks no dissent, …

awareness

Fantasies Of The Mind

One of the most immediate functions of the human mind is to fill in blanks where blanks remain outstanding.  The sensations that flood in all the time would drive us insane if unfiltered, so the other part of the brain’s primary functions becomes filtering things down to what it believes are necessary in the moment.  …

writing

Down Days

I’m not real sure what’s going on this week.  I know I’m nearing the end of my self-imposed deadline for the pirate novel I’m writing, and sometimes, as you peak on a project, that can send you pretty far down.  I’m not as happy with the work as I should be, and I’m second-guessing all …

writing

Dark Humour

I love dark humour. Stuff that goes beyond just juvenile fart jokes (though no opposition to that if it’s done well), into the realm of truly disturbed, is right in my wheelhouse.  I’ve always been someone who doesn’t really care where the boundaries are in society, and dark humour has always helped with that. Of …

politics

The Left/Right Divide

I’ll never understand why the world gets so caught up in duality. Actually, scratch that, I understand it perfectly.  It’s because I was an idiot. Let me explain. In my younger and more impressionable years, I got into punk.  Not live on the street, cut a mohawk punk, but punk ethics.  DIY, total freedom, fuck …

politics

Right Wing Delusion

Or maybe, dogmatic delusion. I’m stumped and astounded by the unthinking devotion to a party or side when there’s so much evidence that it’s bullshit or cruel or downright evil. Why continue to insist a guy like Trump is anything other than the liar, racist and wannabe fascist he’s overwhelmingly proven to be?  Why continue …

science

Total Eclipse

Sadly, we won’t see it here in redneck North, but we will get a partial eclipse, which is pretty sweet. Solar stuff like this, hell, universal stuff, fascinates me.  It’s not really that complicated of a situation, but it’s one of those naturally occurring phenomenon that are just plain cool. Like a waterfall.  It’s just …

politics

The False Duality Of Choices

It’s something I’ve ranted about before, albeit in brief, but it’s probably the defining issue of our current era. Why is everything “us or them”?  Every choice is dualistic, and it’s a complete fallacy. Life is not, in reality, defined as either left or right or liberal or conservative.  It doesn’t work that way.  Following …

culture

Absurdism

I love the absurd.  The irreverent, the tongue-in-cheek offensive, the situations where things go just a totally different way than you thought, or went the way you thought it would to some insane extreme. Comics like I Hate Fairyland, Sex Criminals or Fanboys Vs. Zombies make my day. And the best part is that you don’t really …

presence

Stinky Butthole

A few weeks back, on a long weekend, on the holiday Monday, I went to the grocery store to pick up some odds and ends.  It was early in the morning and being a holiday, the store was fairly empty. There, I ran into an old friend, whom I probably hadn’t seen in ten years, …