Monday, September 14, 2015
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Saturday, January 05, 2013
So, I haven't been this reluctant about walking with luggage away from home in recent memory. Sure I've thought about it, emoted it in various patterns and argued for it in myriad rationally grounded reasons in the past, but this time is different.
Possibly analagous to the story of the Old Bull and the Young Bull.
Expressed unambiguously, you can't force the layers off an onion without exposing too much; if you give the onion time, the layers peel easily off one by one.
So it is with Purpose. Damned if it doesn't expose itself until the most awkward, inopportune moment.
Happy New Year.
Posted by -charley at 1:16 AM
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Sunday, September 30, 2012
I don't often write directly what's on my mind. Nor am I understood properly when I do.
I don't believe I'll attempt to start now.
Someone recently asked me about regret, i.e., did I regret anything. I told the truth and lied and said yes.
Before: A non-existent idea or a capitulation towards a passive rather than a proactive approach to life.
Now: : Given the chance, one might make a different decision. This idea is complicated by the clarity of hindsight.
Redundant thought: Had you acted differently, you wouldn't have known to act differently. Knowing what you now know might suggest that you 'should' have acted differently.
So, really, there's no more space between the definitions than there is what defines the end and beginning of the space between two objects, two individuals, two ideas.
It's like having an argument over whether someone can truly empathize with another.
Posted by -charley at 2:51 AM
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Monday, September 10, 2012
Sometimes, strange. So, something (rather a collection of things) I've ignored for almost 10 years now were cajoled out of the darkness in some serendipitous showing. While it doesn't completely jive with a few belief sets (some possibly too binary), I think I'll take the ride.
Posted by -charley at 4:45 AM
Monday, August 13, 2012
"It’s actually necessary that America have a network reality show that pairs big, muscular soldiers with adoring D-list celebrities — hosted by a former Army General along with someone who used to be on Dancing with the Stars – as they play sanitized war games for the amusement of viewers, all in between commercials from the nation’s largest corporations. That’s way too perfect of a symbol of American culture and politics for us not to have."
- Glenn Greenwald
Posted by -charley at 1:15 PM