Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for the ‘pondery’ Category

I would say that blogs are the new confessionals: anonymous tale-tellers offloading their thoughts to an anonymous listener. I would say that suggestions offered in blog Comments are the new Penance for Sins committed.

I would say these things if I still believed in the concept of Sin, but I do not.

I do believe in the idea of misguided choices; in the concepts of kindnesses withheld, dysfunctional adaptations, poor coping skills, cognitive biases, and overwhelming frustration. But sin, no, not any more.

Life is complex, and relativity reigns. If an overarching and judgmental construct such as sin even existed in any tangible way, what constituted a sin would be enormously subjective! Perspective on this could probably vary by generation, religion, gender, and culture, and in reviewing history it seems those in power at the given moment get to choose who is sinning, and how.

Even a simple directive such as the Christian commandment to Honor your Father and Mother becomes a messy gray area if your father or mother is ordering you to break a different commandment, yes?

What content creator was naive enough to believe there could be 10 such rules that would never intersect? For instance, could a fib never help you better honor a parent? Is it not possible that stealing, a la Jean Valjean, could keep a child in your care from starving to death and thus you would then not be in any way responsible for the child’s “murder”?

I think we all yearn sometimes to live in a world that is certain, one as black and white as we believed it was when we were children. But that is not the world we occupy, and tightly gripping that ideal past its point of usefulness will help no-one.

Read Full Post »

The Loudly Desperate

I’m rather jealous of Thoreau’s men of quiet desperation.  I generally experience my desperation loudly, obviously, flagrantly.

Yes.  I lead a life of loud, flagrant desperation.  Some days I wonder if others will smell it on me the way dogs supposedly smell fear. Perhaps I believe that keeping it quiet will be unhelpful; that sharing is purging.

I have not gotten many wrinkles in middle age, except for two deep creases between my eyebrows.  I don’t think that’s a coincidence.  It’s like my face is trying to announce, “There are things to be concerned about, and I’ve been trying to address them by thinking really deeply about them.  And being loudly desperate.”

Read Full Post »

cricketmuse

a writer's journey as a reader

the art of dawn rogal

works and life in progress

Ben's Bitter Blog

"We make bitter better."

thisisyouth

On the quest to live an interesting life.

Toss the Typewriter

Appreciate the past; Live the present; Anticipate the future.

CURIO

Because its worth your curiosity.........

Big Red Carpet Nursing

Fun & Progress!

annotated audrey art

TUCSON ARTIST AND ILLUSTRATOR

HarsH ReaLiTy

A Good Blog is Hard to Find

James Revels Composer

"And those who were seen dancing were thought insane by those who could not hear the music." - Nietzche

The Evolution of Eloquence

Improving the English language one letter at a time

Riley Amos Westbook

A fantasy Author with too much free time on his hands that likes to Support Indie Authors.

talinorfali

Don't ever change yourself to impress someone, cause they should be impressed that you don't change to please others -- When you are going through something hard and wonder where God is, always remember that the teacher is always quiet during a test --- Unknown

kelzbelzphotography

My journey - The good, bad and the ugly

Storyshucker

A blog full of humorous and poignant observations.

Flirting w/ eLearning

Blogging about instructional design, eLearning, graphic design and more.

The Shameful Sheep

shit storms, shame, and stories that make you cringe

Power Plant Men

True Power Plant Stories

A Narcissist Writes Letters, To Himself

A Hopefully Formerly Depressed Human Vows To Practice Self-Approval

autismthoughts

My experiences with autism, depression, and life

Fiesta Friday

Food + Friends = Fun

Sublime Curiosity

A zoo for thought experiments.

Lucy’s Football

Author, digital editor, copyeditor

Highly Irritable

Just another failed attempt at hilarity

Curmudgeon at Large

Short bursts of curmudgeonry on any topic.

Puddintopia

The Ramblings and Ravings Of Author Jason A. Rust

White Elephant in the Room

random insight from an unwanted houseguest

Listful Thinking

Listless: Lacking zest or vivacity

markmdmph

Where medicine intersects with public health

Misc. Maggie

Now with 25% More Miscellaneousness

theflexifoodie.wordpress.com/

Delicious plant-based, whole food recipes & my healthy living tips!

Fig Jam and Lime Cordial

Living well in the urban village

spontaneous tomato

from the kitchen & travels of an always-hungry tomato-lover. (updated every other thursday)

you and mie

let's make things

smallestforest.wordpress.com/

Express yourself. It is later than you think.

knit the hell out

More obsessed with each passing stitch.

amaryllis log

create something

Dan Ariely

My Irrational Life

Mr. Library Dude

Blogging about libraries, technology, teaching, and more

L.M. Sacasas

Technology, Culture, and Ethics

LibrarianShipwreck

Libraries, Archives, Technology, Impending Doom

Sorry Television

Reading a book a week

criticaldispatches.com/

Follow me on Twitter and Instagram @RichyDispatch

travelwiththeslowskys

Join us on our journeys and adventures. Stay curious - explore!

%d bloggers like this: