All of us, at some point or another, struggle with our thought-life. We may get caught up in the morass of negative self-talk, or tangled in a web of anxiety, depression, judgement, or any number of vicious cycles. It's simply part of the human condition, and I'm sure you can come up with any … Continue reading Who’s the Captive?
I'm going to start with an apology for yet another short post. I know, I know, but the weather is just too nice to waste. I'm also beginning a lot of sentences with variations on the word "I." Which is appalling. But I'm going to do it again, because I'm trying an experiment. A new … Continue reading Architectural Experimentation.
"Have compassion for everyone you meet, even if they don’t want it. What appears bad manners, an ill temper or cynicism is always a sign of things no ears have heard, no eyes have seen. You do not know what wars are going on down there where the spirit meets the bone." -Miller Williams Be … Continue reading Where the Spirit Meets the Bone.
I'm currently reading the collected letters of John Keats, and finding them absolutely delightful. They are wonderfully written, but in a relaxed way, since he never expected them to be seen by any one outside his circle of friends. Reading them has got me wondering why we don't write more letters. I exchanged a few letters … Continue reading Write Letters.
This post is basically going to be a plug for a website. But they're not paying me, I promise. I've just been having fun with it, and I figured I'd share. futurelearn.com is owned by The Open University, and is essentially a place where you can get free online courses in a wildly diverse range of … Continue reading FutureLearn Something.
I've recently discovered that several of my favorite poems share a common theme of isolation without loneliness. A feeling of being separate, even in the middle of civilization. Have you ever experienced that? It's not a bad feeling, at least for me. But then I've never been lonely. At any rate, here's one of the … Continue reading Whoever Had the Light On.
This month's film score from Adam Young is based on "Project Excelsior," a series of parachute tests made in 1959-60 by Captain Joe Kittenger. Basically, he went up into the stratosphere in helium balloons and then jumped out to see if parachutes would work that high. Now, I don't know about you, but just reading … Continue reading Music for Leaps of Faith.