Category Archives: mindworks

Thinking Cattywampus

Here are some random slightly askew ideas to shift your point of view and maybe your approach to life. There are so many perspectives to consider if you just pay attention. “But what I really want is to have it … Continue reading

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Heaven Is A Traffic Jam On The 405

Originally posted on synthetic zerø:
I have been on the 405 many times at rush hour, and there where some days when the isolation and total lack of agency, except to inch the car forward at odd intervals, somehow relieved me of the need to … Continue reading

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A Dangerous Woman

Ursula K. Le Guin: The Rabble-Rouser with a Gentle Smile By Neil Gaiman January 25, 2018 IN MEMORIAM   The thing about Ursula K. Le Guin was that she didn’t actually look like a rabble-rousing, bomb-throwing, dangerous woman. She had a … Continue reading

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The Opposite of Civilization

It is a durable, ubiquitous, specious metaphor, that one about veneer (or paint, or pliofilm, or whatever)hiding the nobler reality beneath. It can conceal a dozen fallacies at once. One of the most dangerous is the implication that civilization, being artificial, … Continue reading

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Quotes from the Tao Te Ching #5

81    Telling It True True words aren’t charming, charming words aren’t true. Good people aren’t contentious, contentious people aren’t good. People who know aren’t learned, Learned people don’t know.   Wise souls don’t hoard; the more they do for … Continue reading

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Quotes from the Tao Te Ching #4

80       Freedom Let there be a little country without many people. Let them have tools that do the work of ten or a hundred, and never use them. Let them be mindful of death and disinclined to long … Continue reading

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Quotes from the Tao Te Ching #2

From: #67 Three Treasures: I have three treasures, I keep and treasure them. The first, mercy, the second, moderation,  the third, modesty. If you’re merciful you can be brave, If you’re moderate you can be generous, and if you don’t … Continue reading

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