From your mouth

Words signify a consciousness, of which a newborn or pet can only hear. The baby goes on to learn the language of memes and communicates with itself while your dog relies on its own form of internal narrative. There is some form of mental awareness in all creatures. A body without a brain contains zero […]

The froth is coming off

With the right instructions, the unfamiliar becomes manageable. We follow the recipe with the hope that the convoluted reality seeps away into the froth. Yet, had we followed our instincts we may not have gotten stuck in the first place. If we don’t take Google Maps with a grain of salt, we will find ourselves […]

Worrying is a waste of time. Greet your anxiety instead.

It is human nature to ponder anxieties that do not exist. The mind is a fabrication machine, developing worries before they deserve any attention. Wrote Carlos Castaneda in Journey to Ixtlan (Amazon):“To worry is to become accessible… And once you worry, you cling to anything out of desperation; and once you cling you are bound to […]

The internet is peanuts

Said filmmaker Orson Welles in 1956: “I hate television. I hate it as much as peanuts. But I can’t stop eating peanuts.” We’re at a crossroads with the internet: How can something be so good but bad for us at the same time? Part of the problem is that we use computers and phones for […]

The car with a dragon tattoo

The leaves grow sideways, unimpeded from the downward force of nature. The car with a dragon tattoo also roars its way into the future. 2017 is the end of the past Revisiting the roots, 2018 promises to bend into unusual shape. You may also like: