Philosophy, writing

Calculated Writing

and not the kind of writing you may be thinking of. I haven’t been writing non-fiction for… a while. I miss the deep dives into a research topic, and then pulling it together into a cohesive whole. On the other hand, the time to get stuck into a topic well enough to produce a cohesion,… Read More Calculated Writing

Art, Philosophy


From the Latin ex-: out of, and vocare: to call out evocare, to call out of, to call from… I’ve been watching the conversation about art these last several weeks with interest. This is hardly the first time the art world has been set on it’s ears. I suspect that the Egyptian art community’s response… Read More Evoke


Thin Bean Soup

This isn’t a recipe. It’s not even a serious post.  You know how to make thin bean soup? Well, first you roast the beans. Then you grind them. Then you drip hot water over ’em…  Coffee. I meant coffee.  I could do without it. I could! I don’t really want to, but if I had… Read More Thin Bean Soup


Thank you friends

I think I’ve probably said this before, but you know? Bears saying again.  I came across this quote from another author, one I don’t know, through the Passive Voice (who feels like a friend because I have read him so long, although I have rarely interacted with him directly, and honestly, that’s part of the… Read More Thank you friends

Philosophy, science


  Now, there’s a word. Galling. I heard it spoken recently and it got me thinking. From the naturalist’s point of view, galls are a very interesting phenomenon. From the metaphoric point of view… well, galls are multivariate in origin. There is the initial cause, and then there is the reaction to that irritant, which… Read More Galling


Quotes On Liberty

  Continuing with my reading of great thinkers through the ages, on the topics of liberty, freedom, and the innate rights of Man, I have been very much enjoying John Stuart Mill’s On Liberty.  Although some of his arguments and persuasions are more targeted to freedom of speech and thought in religious settings, they apply… Read More Quotes On Liberty


Paine on Rights

  I have been reading Thomas Paine slowly over the tumult of the last few months in current events, and am struck again and again with how much history resonates. It’s nothing I didn’t already know. Still, it’s not something I thought of on a daily basis. The momentous events get lost in the noise… Read More Paine on Rights