Category Archives: aesthetica

Pretties

The journey from the future to the present

Two things: 1.  Spend more time exercising.  I've been swimming at least 3x per week lately, and it's *great* and I can feel it doing awesome things, mostly to my brain (because exercise is SO good for mental health; can't … Continue reading

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Endings

Maybe it's comforting to think about endings, since we're only actually halfway through the month.  O.O The Buddhists have this lovely metaphor of "eight winds", explaining how the forces of external life-stuff shove at you, challenging you to maintain your … Continue reading

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Witch movies, you ask?

…Or didn't you?  Well, let's say you did.  I happen to have opinions on witch movies, and a blog and a daily post-challenge, so let's just pretend you asked about it, just for a second.  Cooooool. The hands-down best Scary … Continue reading

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Realizations about Posting, Part 1

It's been a little over a week (actually a Novena; nine days) of BlogPostVember.  What have we learned, mind-children? 1. We've learned that its really hard, especially to push "post" once a day; but then again, we strongly suspected it … Continue reading

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Three-measure time

Lately I've been fascinated by the intersectionality of poetry & song lyrics.  During my music theory classes in college, I learned that [some important person, probably a dude, knowing history, whose name I forget] was strongly opinionated towards lyrics never … Continue reading

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Some surprises about writing

I had some really interesting conversations about writing yesterday, so I thought I'd use today's post to collect some of the ideas that came out of it, as well as some that I've just had kicking around for a while … Continue reading

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Three Days of Grace

Day one of Blogpostvember.  As anybody knows who's tried to build a new habit, sleep or otherwise, Day One is actually the easiest.  You've got all the momentum you built up thinking about the thing*, so you aren't having to … Continue reading

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It’s Halloween and I am proper terrified

I am a horror fan:  i.e. I see value in being scared.  Occasionally I enjoy it, but for me it's not about enjoyment; it's about poking and becoming more consciously aware of what fear is for me, how it drives … Continue reading

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Forty-four?!

So I started being more careful about writing in a list when I had ideas that might make good blog-posts — the list is titled "Things I Care About", because, well, obviously that makes both the best and the most … Continue reading

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Bertrand Russell, 100% genius

Make your interests gradually wider and more impersonal, until bit by bit the walls of the ego recede, and your life becomes increasingly merged in the universal life. An individual human existence should be like a river — small at … Continue reading

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