Wednesday, June 04, 2008

little and often

. . . the way to change a hard to change habit, by making a new habit. Start out easily and let it grow, pressureless.

I used to love guitar music of the early-mid 90s, lyrics too, the whole made me think. Now I listen to so much electronic music and I really miss words from another conception in correspondence with mine.

Here's a definition I read recently and liked (I should say that I am failessly impressed whenever I stumble accross a word to sum up an entire concept):

Treating the facts of history systematically, in their connection with each other as cause and effect, and with reference to their practical lessons rather than to their circumstantial details.

Something I think we could benefit from keeping somewhere quite prevalent in the frontal lobes in reference to our personal histories as well as collective histories.

The place I read this was a collection of notes for a course I'm taking and it didn't give a citation. Damn, I'd like to read more.


Tuesday, June 03, 2008

follow your bliss

i made a resolution to write but at the moment I am a sinkhole for ideas but not so much a generator for them it seems. Am filling my internal spaces with the ruminations, wisdoms and resonances without words of Joseph Campbell and Carl Jung.

My desire a moment is to find that fertile emanation from something else in this world to fall upon this lovingly prepared and long quiet earth within me.

: ) Love to and of this world,


Friday, May 02, 2008

A life made of these

A phrase that came into my mind on the beach, place of much marvel and herewith finally takes form.


"When the going gets tough, the average get conservative"
Henry Rollins.

Went to see the heavily tattooed highness of hyperactivity in Wellington. Three non-stop hours of manic storytelling, sound effects, laughter and sincerity; stupendous. : )

Phrases from the legal cases i've been editing:
"legislative nihilism", "instinctive synthesis", "constellation of circumstances", "impenetrable forest of detail concealing the timber of the matter", and "mechanic verisimilitude "


Hula hooping
Private tutelage from the high priestess of pink velour:

I did this one (very spazzily) first try on the weekend and surprised myself, still waiting to surprise myself with a second successful attempt. ; )

"Why Moms can't do yoga"


Kohlrabi, my food fad du jour, is one of those things where you just have to look past appearances: despite its "Sputnik-like shape". . . "it's not an alien honestly" and literal meaning (it sexily translates as "cabbage-turnip") and allow your sense of intrigue to make you take a bite. It is crunchy-good and mild sweet and tasty, try him today . . . . : )