Thursday, July 11, 2019

You Are Not Gifted


We are not our futures; we are only our past. How, then, do we test time, and efficiency, and the promise of productivity from the bliss of the abyss? Malcolm Gladwell does not accept the idea of using timed tests to determine success; but so many programs for the Gifted in public schools require an exam that values time management over the purely creative thought. Here's a True Crime story that nixes a future for the want of a single point -- to make the point.


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Thursday, July 4, 2019

Alternate Realities Are Real


Close your eyes. Jump a timeline. Live a new life inside the life you are already living. We appear in multiple realities of our own choosing. Which experience do you wish to make your main reason for being? 


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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Shaming You With the Disabled Exception


Why are the disabled used to shame the average-bodied into better behavior? Does the armless archer serve as a better cudgel of reckoning than exercising to preserve your health? Why are the accomplishments of the Disabled held up as an outlier inspiration to an empty nation?


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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Fitting Into the World


Your life always belongs to you. There will always be others who try to bend your life into theirs -- but in the end -- you must defend your right to live your life with consequences you create, and not be burdened by the sins of the other.


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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Subscription Burnout


We pay too much to play! The software subscription is out of whack. If you want to get any sort of interesting work done, you're going to need a never ending Adobe, Office, Google and Apple subscription! Where will the madness end? Will we ever again be allowed to own what we pay to create?


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Thursday, June 6, 2019

99% of Writing is Looking Out the Window


We write to see what we do not know. 99% of writing is thinking, staring, meandering, and daydreaming. Only 1% of writing is actually inking words to pixels and paper, and only other real writers know that; the rest of the world is wondering why we aren't "writing" as they write a grocery list or a traffic ticket in real time.


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