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8/14/16 08:47 pm



http://playola.co/posts/c36084

7/29/16 08:14 pm

Trapped in a SandStorm.


Be Ready For a sudden drop in visibility to near zero. If you encounter blowing dust or blowing sand on the roadway or see it approaching, pull off the road as far as possible and put your vehicle in park. Turn the lights all the way off and keep your foot off the brake pedal.


Remember, pull aside, stay alive.

I decided to stay in a building. But hot damn. That's a desert for ya.

7/29/16 12:06 am - List

When you realize that you can only do, what you can do, you realize you must do what you can do.

Strive.

7/14/16 09:42 pm

6/22/16 12:45 am - “Friends make the worst enemies.”



6/5/16 01:55 pm - D'AWWWWW

http://i.imgur.com/XSECV0r.webm

5/17/16 01:59 am

5/10/16 02:22 am - Well, if that isn't otterly adorable:

http://i.imgur.com/YaLBv6X.webm

5/3/16 12:24 am

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH


Time, man. Time flies like a mother-fucker. It goes away before you can say hello, and leaves again before you can apologize for being so rude. The way that it just keeps coming and coming like an endless ocean, a completely sea-locked boat, lost at sea, nothing but sea, water and water and waves and waves. Time and more time. Time for this, time for that.

Time to read, time to write, time to eat, time to shit. You got the time? ...*quizzical look* for what?

Slow down time; as if. But it is funny. If I move slower. It, well. It changes me. If I type in a rush. Then I get all sorts of ways and thoughts and ideas and it flows frankly naturely, but I err and I fix, and it's all done with a sort of rush and a *must KEEP. GOING. mentality. But.

When I slow down. When I relax. I can begin, again, each word with poise and focus. Grace may yet be beyond Beyonce--nah I kid, it's beyond me, but not her.

The time for change is now. The time for the future... And then the dog barks and I go to calm him down/see if anyone is at the door, and when i return the whole flow of everything is changed.



Tomorrow will be new. Again.

So familiar. So very familiar.

So new. So very new. So strangely familiarly, newly, just-like-the-old, but totally different enough to make it curiosity-creating. And the day after tomorrow is going to be a real mind-fuckery of "OK, so now I'm here. Let's uh, let's go do this." and steel myself for the coming onslaught of just how NEW it will all be.

But very familiar. A skill set I have learned can be employed for me to function, live and produce. I shall get by, make due, improve where I can, and improv where I can't. I'll be getting a new world of experience, no doubt about it.

It's one of those anagram times of the day, so that means I need to wrap it up. It's been a pleasure, it's been a treat. It's a message to my future self. That's what all writing actually is. Messages to our future selves. If only we could write messages to our past selves. That'd be a treat.

First twelve million or so would all be variations on: "go kill Hitler"

Cuz that's what time-travel should be used for.

Relevant XKCD to close out the night:

3/12/16 03:57 pm

"Words are Magic" is a quote from the 2002 movie Max, about a young Hitler and a Jewish art dealer. Very good film IMO, very unknown too.

This is going to get a pinch tangential, but please stay with me.

I'm an atheist who believes in a material world. I think the world is matter and that's that. No God or Gods who involve themselves in human affairs. Deism is possible, but it would be irrelevant. I am generally a skeptic when it comes to magical claims too. I think the history of people performing magic is trickery and guile. Derren Brown is a modern magician, but he's no wizard.

But I think it's important for us all to realize that there is a kind of magic in the world, and it's undeniable. My friend and I were talking and at one point he said: "drivers licenses are a kind of magic. It wards off bad energy in specific situations (when being pulled over by a cop) that could manifest itself in negative ways."

And I have to cede the point. Words are magic, as are many more symbols. Money is a magic too. Hand over some money and a person might behave very, very differently than if you didn't.

Words however, are the form of magic we are concerned with when we talk about elections and democracy. Words power the world of politics--and while actions do matter, it is sometimes the important action of saying X or Y or Z that matters most. We elect politicians based upon the words they use. We want an executive who will say the right things--and then direct people to take the actions needed to do those things.

When it comes to Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump their magics are on the opposite ends but in both cases their words are magic. Bernie has a sort of magic where he welcomes people to band together and achieve collective prosperity--Trump has the sort of magic where he welcomes people to divide and conquer, conquering being their achievement. They ignore the people they crush under their boots, as they triumph over the smoldering ruins.

Our leaders words matter; and the words of Trump are a form of evil magic that must be countered with more powerful healing magic.
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