Category: musings

worn out

i am worn out today.  i had a small breakfast and missed lunch, which is not a good thing when you are running 1000 miles an hour; i need some fuel.  my henry rollins books came in the post today, along with the first issue of my subscription to philosophy now; more reading material.  another turn of the wheel is taking place; i smell big…

song meme

A good friend of mine, Tim Clague, tagged me with the song meme.  I don’t usually do the memes, but Tim is like a demi-god so I thought I’d better do it or face his god like vengeance.  Anyway here are the instructions: Find a song that sums up what you think it means to be a writer and post the lyrics on your blog…

josephine

I met a girl named Josephine today.  She reminded me of the old army cadence we used to sing about a girl named Josephine and it went something like this: Hey Hey Josephine How do you do Do you remember me baby Like I remember you We used to meet out yonder Behind your old man’s barn And every time it rained You used to…

from the cradle to the grave

(taken at the American Cemetery in Luxembourg, where General Patton is buried. Click here for a larger view) I turned 4o today. And at first I thought I should spend some time reflecting over the past 40 years of my life. But as I sat down to write this post, I didn’t feel like looking back. The past is history baby. Gone. Done. Finished. I…

twilight zone

The time for our trip is growing closer. I can feel the pull of the open road. My mind has already begun to dissolve the ordinary world. I am now in that twilight period where I am neither here nor there. I am becoming more aware of the wisdom contained in the phrase, “The more you know, the less you understand,” which of course is…

enlightenment and burgers

I had lunch with my friend Beth of Mosaic fame. I haven’t seen her for months. Yesterday I texted her and when ended up getting into a lively discussion about the merits or demerits of living a green, healthy, spiritually rich life and what is the nature of good energy and bad energy, and past life regression. The conversation was so engaging that it spilled…

unconscious mutterings

Thought I’d play along: Referral :: Friend Indiana :: Jones Foil :: Stop Horizon :: Distant Event :: Driven Sailing :: Home Footage :: Old Sunday :: Booty Breathtaking :: View Dude! :: Friend If you want to play along go here. P.S. thanks Lady Banana

am i really that selfish?

I’m reading Richard Wiseman’s book, Quirkology: the curious science of everyday lives, and in it he talks about the personality profiling work of Hans Eysenck a pioneer in the field of personality research. Through research and statistical analysis Eysenck determined that personality is composed of three main elements: Extroversion, Neuroticism, and Psychoticism. Most current researchers agree on the significance of the first two traits, but…