and the rest of the world seems to go crazy around you

"Dave: What do you think it's like, Father? Father Shellnut: What's what like? Dave: Being crazy, mentally ill. Father Shellnut: Well, they never know they're ill, do they? I mean, you can't diagnose yourself with the same organ that has the disease, just like you can't see your own eyeball. I suppose you just feel... Continue Reading →

Crocodile Onion Tears

  “If you have ever peeled an onion, then you know that the first thin, papery layer reveals another thin, papery layer, and that layer reveals another, and another, and before you know it you have hundreds of layers all over the kitchen table and thousands of tears in your eyes, sorry that you ever... Continue Reading →

Laying an Asteroid

  “Noise proves nothing. Often a hen who has laid an egg cackles as if she had laid an asteroid.” ― Mark Twain I was going to post this pic and that quote earlier in the week, during Easter, but then I didn't... Why am I posting it now? I'm feeling very quiet at the... Continue Reading →

Study Reveals 9 Out Of 10 People Believe The 10th Person To Be A Total Weirdo

This 10th person believes that this post is brilliant, the writer is a genius and his blog is worth stalking (following internet style).

Think I’m a weirdo? Everyone is a weirdo… check it out for yourself, make your own stats up!

Thank you for sharing!

(this reblog required extra effort on my part as I kept missing out vowels in words… why did you feel the need to include this irrelevant piece of information? Data… it might be important to no one anywhere)

The Return of the Modern Philosopher

brain A new study released today by the Department Utilizing Statistics & Tables (DUST) revealed that 9 out of 10 people believe the 10th person to be a total weirdo.

Over two million Americans participated in the survey which was conducted from December through February.

“It’s amazing how willing Americans are to take a telephone poll during a long, harsh Winter,” Dr. Horace Pledjowicz, The Deputy Director of DUST, explained to this Modern Philosopher.  “Statistics do show that participation in phone polling increases by 47% on days when the weather is harsh and forces people to stay indoors.”

What exactly was the reason behind this study?  What were researchers hoping to learn?

“Essentially, the Federal Government allots several millions of dollars to our department annually,” Dr. Pledjowicz informed me.  “If we don’t publish reports and findings every few months, and make sure to print up numerous color charts and graphs in…

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Missed Understandings

Every day our ego has several a little deaths. Do I mean that as in - petit mort - the French euphemism for orgasm or do I mean it literally? And am I using ‘literally’ correctly or incorrectly? Do I care… someone out there probably thinks I should care and may even feel the need... Continue Reading →

What Happens when a Protected Species Lives in your Garden?

“Eye of newt, and toe of frog, Wool of bat, and tongue of dog, Adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting, Lizard's leg, and owlet's wing,— For a charm of powerful trouble, Like a hell-broth boil and bubble. Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and caldron bubble.” ― William Shakespeare   This morning I was perusing... Continue Reading →

Stirring up an ants’ nest

    “Entre Ce que je pense, Ce que je veux dire, Ce que je crois dire, Ce que je dis, Ce que vous avez envie d'entendre, Ce que vous croyez entendre, Ce que vous entendez, Ce que vous avez envie de comprendre, Ce que vous croyez comprendre, Ce que vous comprenez... il y a... Continue Reading →

Don’t explain your philosophy. Embody it.

  “Don't explain your philosophy. Embody it.” ― Epictetus Me: Stay still just for one frigging minute! Ladybird: Why? I am a being who moves, why else would I have wings and feet. Me: I want to take a photo of you. Ladybird: And how exactly does this concern me? Me: Because you're my subject.... Continue Reading →

Who Am I? Who am I really? Do I have to choose between them?

The very talented Christopher Malone, creator extraordinaire of The Infinite Abyss(es), wrote a post - Snark Tuesdays - as an intro to his weekly Syracuse New Times post - What's Your (Stereo)Type? - which is a cracking read and a journey into the life of someone who is an observer of himself and his own life... Continue Reading →

Into The Blue

  "Even as you suffer apparent defeats, you may discover that what you are losing is not really anything significant. You may learn that the needs of your ego are not your real needs at all." - Robert Hand.   It is sometimes said that our own suffering makes us more empathic towards others and... Continue Reading →

A Frog in my Flip Flop

  Today is one of those days where the sublime is juxtaposed against the ridiculous. I was in the garden hanging out laundry, paying more attention to what my hands were doing than what my feet were up to in the undergrowth of the garden, when lo and behold, something sticky and squishy against the... Continue Reading →

Just a Little Lunar Essence 11 April 2014: Resisting Healing

A wonderful post by a deeply insightful astrologer and human being. How often do we resist our own healing because by letting go of our wounds we wonder if we are losing something vital to our identity. Thank you for sharing.

Frustrations, delays: Mars retrograde

A wonderful post, both astrologically and personally! My favourite part, and there were many, is when a disruption which caused frustration, with a conscious change of perspective, led to a beautiful adventure both physically and beyond.

Life likes to challenge us, how we deal with the challenge is up to us.

Thank you for sharing!

Emerging From The Dark Night

Mars attacks and comes to a night sky near you this month, and the folks at the Virtual Telescope Project and Slooh are bringing it to you live and in color. Unlike most planets, “Mars viewing season” comes around only once about every two years. And while Mars is shining bright in the sky right now, the “official” event of Mars being closest to Earth happens next week on April 8th, when the Red Planet reaches opposition and shines at magnitude -1.5 in the constellation Virgo.


Is anyone else out there feeling the full force of their Mars issues currently coming to a head?

While Mars transits in retrograde motion, an event that only occurs once every two years, we get a chance to come to awareness about the way our Mars energy functions in our lives, that is awareness around how we express and assert ourselves, how…

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The Moon, Venus and Neptune walk into a bar…

In The Bar by Ricard Canals     The Moon in Virgo, Venus and Neptune in Pisces walk into a bar. They all stop just over the threshold, inadvertently blocking the doorway so no one else can get in or out. They don’t mean to be rude or selfish, they’re just assessing whether their decision... Continue Reading →

Are you as surprised as I am that I’m the only one here behaving myself?

"Are you as surprised as I am that I'm the only one here behaving myself?"  ― Charles Vane, Black Sails I’ve been feeling so mellow at the moment that I almost don’t recognise myself. Yet I am more myself at this time than I have ever been. More aware of my own peculiar path and... Continue Reading →

The Spirit of Icarus

  “I’ve never been certain whether the moral of the Icarus story should only be, as is generally accepted, ‘don’t try to fly too high,’ or whether it might also be thought of as ‘forget the wax and feathers, and do a better job on the wings.” ― Stanley Kubrick

The Beautiful Lie

    They are in love With a beautiful lie Which emerged from you Venus from a shell Whispering Tell me You will be loved You resisted No one believed the truth You told the lie They believed Her beauty Hurts Has taken over Truth is her shadow In solitude You Lie      ... Continue Reading →

Do Not Sleep… I Cannot Bear it…

  "The man stared at me for some time, almost incredulous of my being capable of such energy of passion and command. But when he had, by the help of his dilated eyes, and gaping mouth, appeared to satisfy himself fully of the fact, his expression suddenly changed. He appeared to feel a community of... Continue Reading →

Do we really see ourselves in the mirror?

Do we really see ourselves in the mirror? - is a search term I saw the other day in my stats which led someone to my blog. It caught my attention for several reasons. It stood out because it didn’t have the word - narcissist - in it, as the majority of the searches which... Continue Reading →

Harda – A Seed is Sown

A beautiful story of a memory which is vividly alive to the senses.
Thank you for sharing!

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A trip back in time will definitely take me to a day in Harda. It’s a tiny town at the heart of Madhya Pradesh. Unnoticeable railway station, shabby outdoors, pathetic roads, and yet an amazingly calm and earthly demeanor that makes you feel at home.

I first met this place on a wet day. Me and my brother were to appear for an entrance test at our first convent school. It was tough – for English was never our forte. They kept talking to us in that foreign language all the while getting us to appear for tests in Mathematics, Science, and English. I don’t remember the marks I scored then, but the principal seemed pretty satisfied with however we had performed. I remember dad buying our books, notebooks, and our uniforms from their stationery shop. I remember the parking, the church, buildings under construction, ducks, birds, green color of the…

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Or do we share the same secret without knowing it?

There are certain things about myself which I rarely if ever reveal to others. I suppose they could be loosely called facts. Are they secrets? I suppose they could be loosely called secrets. I don’t consider them secrets. They’re simply things I don’t feel the need to divulge. Sometimes because they seem to me to... Continue Reading →

Time Travel is not what it used to be

  It’s a strange experience being one of those left behind. I decided to stay put and see what happened here. Here has changed a lot. It’s not what it was. I’m glad I stayed. I wasn’t always sure about that, but I had a feeling leaving was not right for me. I guess they... Continue Reading →

The Hidden Joys of Being a Fool

People often think I’m a fool. Some of those who think I’m a fool, do so with condescending disdain. Apparently they are very wise and good at determining the foolishness of others as they practice all the time. Seems a bit of a burden to bear as they always appear to be surrounded by fools... Continue Reading →

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