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Wolf In White Van

Having completed Catch 22 a month ago, it was time to pick up a new book. I’d asked for a Wolf In White Van during Christmas. John Darnielle is one of my all time favorite writers, but only as a singer songwriter in the Mountain Goats.  His song writing is truly exceptional, taking [...]

Winter Wrap

This is the time of year that seasonal affective disorder usually takes hold, but we’ve had a very light winter and it hasn’t been completely crumby. The new snowblower we bought barely got used, we had a really nice December and January, with colder than typical November and February. But thus far it’d [...]

Lack of Cogency

In the last six months or so, it’s struck me how few new ideas or thought patterns have been developing in my head.  I’ve got it narrowed down to a few reasons:

1.  Work.  Being busy and having a lot to do are a constant, but there is more to this.  There is a ceiling on [...]

A Working Vocabulary

I read a pretty good amount.  Not nearly as much as a few decades back, but enough to keep me well informed regarding news and entertained.  Have since I was a lot younger.  Used to write a lot as well, but not nearly so much presently either.
Lately it’s become apparent that I use words in [...]

Editing and Time

I just realized why time is so crucial to writing, which is sad given how obvious this is.
When you initially write something, the writing is usually full of emotion…from something.
It may be emotion of remembrance or the elation of “discovering” an idea.  Discovering something in your own mind is after all as invigorating as anything [...]

Being “Open” to Ideas

A very large component of writing this blog, or critical thinking in general, is being in the correct mind state. There are ideas all around you waiting to be plucked and discussed.  Our mere existence necessitates understanding and explanation of why we do the things we do. Yet most of us wouldn’t take the time [...]

Montezuma Sunshine: Day 9

Finally got some sun.  Mostly laying around and reading today.  Infinite Jest is going to take me forever to finish.  Now getting ready for dinner and then heading off to Samara in the morning.

Keeping Busy

I’ve fallen a bit from the grind in terms of getting thoughts down. Work has been keeping me busy, and outside of that other pursuits a bit more interesting. Here’s what I’ve been spending time on as of late:
-Finance
Lots of reading on securities. I’m still in the mode of paying of school [...]

Player Piano

After a month and a half of reading, I finished Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut.  It is a book about a future where everything is automated.  It doesn’t seem a dystopia, but it’s no utopia either.
The world has been engineered to optimize all different tasks humans take on.  In time, this automation has rendered many [...]

Stanley Kubrick on Life

I try to stay away from this, under normal circumstances. This is a post of a repost, from a site I’ve been reading called Brain Pickings. It’s really eclectic and I’ve read a good amount about writers and things that I’m particularly interested in. If you like writing and literature, you should [...]

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