On Philosophy

I’m reading The Unbearable Lightness of Being (in translation to Arabic) right now and it opens with a reference to Nietzsche. “Daniel,” I asked, “What is it people find so appealing about nihilism anyway?…It’s just kind of meaningless.” ….. Get it? lol. Happy friday to all.

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Max

Gratuitous cat photos as I don’t have much time for writing today. This is Max as a kitten (circa 1996!!!) and then this week. She hasn’t aged at all, just grown into her feet.

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Timing Top of Zeitgeist Market with Obsessive Interest

If, in the nineteen-nineties, you were lucky enough to have both a high (computing) IQ and an interest in technology, there was a lot of opportunity for success. In continuation from yesterday, what, if anything, is the relationship between the subjects in which we are interested and our aptitudes? Does an inherent skill for music cause…

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Benefits of a little time off

Benefits of a little time off: Because I have to write this stuff down as a reminder, otherwise it will be another couple of years before we do this again. 1. Waking up at 5:45am without an alarm. 2. Making lots of photos because the world looks new 3. Being tan instead of my traditional…

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Landscapes

For entertainment on a recent long car ride, I started recounting every hotel room we’ve ever stayed in, noting any details I could remember. In part it was a memory exercise to pass the time, in other part it was a sweet recounting (oh, here are all the places we’ve slept in the same bed.)…

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Mirror Image Emotions

It occurred to me yesterday that maybe I just ought to learn to transform uncomfortable emotional states into their mirror image. (Not that it’s so easy, but at least it’s a theory.) For instance, the mirror of anxiety is excitement.  Through logic, I can easily assure myself that anxiety is pointless, apart from literal flight…

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Metaphorical Boundaries

Climbing has become our new metaphor for everything. Whenever Daniel and I are in the process of analyzing something, we seem to always end up with climbing metaphors. For example: overcoming emotional reactions associated with fear. Climbing, unlike many traditional sports, poses this challenge at every level, and it’s a weird and fascinating place from…

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Some interrelated thoughts about manipulation

I’m thankful I stopped dating before tinder came along. Despite that time gap, I’ve still gotten to have the weird pleasure of being able to swipe across profiles with abandon on some friend or another’s phone, regardless of gender, and get a glimpse of what it’s all about. As part of my spy-novels and intelligence…

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Summer Break

As it would seem, I don’t write in the summer. There’s this odd little confluence of fashion calendar, (2x year collections, one of which needs to be completed in AUGUST, which is hard, and the other in JANUARY, which is easy), Maine summer weather and Maine summer houseguests (who we love.) This was the photo…

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Road Tripping

    I have this fantasy idea about road trips.  Most Americans do, I think, and I had a lot of time to review that fantasy on the road over the past two weeks, as you can imagine. Daniel and I drove back and forth to Miami over ten days. It was 8 full days…

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