There and Back Again

The chief purpose of the conscious mind is the focusing of its contents. The common wandering of the mind's thoughts may call into question this declared purpose, and yet we are familiar with the expression of 'having a sharp mind', and the relationship between something being sharp and something being focused is illustrated by the…

Now THAT!…was unexpected.

January 16th, 2019:  Around noon, I decided I would go for an extended walk westward. Perhaps the appropriate word would be 'trek', in that it was mildly arduous; approximately twelve to fifteen miles overall.  Eventually, I reached a Lake Overholser, and admired the variety of birds as an amateur ornithologist. While I would not wholesale…

Dormiens Vigila

December 21st 2018: I produced an intense and definitive trance state after a prolonged period of meditation, exercise, study, and writing. Towards the end of the evening, I had been working on a follow-up to my article Paradigm Shift, and was reading Heisenberg’s Physics and Philosophy with increasing delight. I eventually had some wine and…

"I remember going alone to the Roman Amphitheater in Verona, Italy one night. There were clouds without water sweeping across the Verona sky; and their ominous appearance, together with an extraordinary revelation of lightning without thunder, had driven everybody out of the Amphitheatre. And as I sat in that vast arena, my whole nature seemed suddenly transformed.…

Harvest Moon

Tonight is a harvest moon. I am reminded of one that occurred two years ago, which came to my attention as I was walking home well into the evening. I don't think I have the ability to describe just how lovely of a night it was, but lovely it was. I remember thinking it was…