Let’s hear it for the breathing space-rock

I don't honestly remember the last time I came on here just to check in and share some random thoughts in writing, so here I am - lest I forget how to do it. I don't exactly feel regret about this; I'll freely admit when I'm being neglectful, but in this case, the focus has just [...]

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Making Sense of 2016 (Now that it’s Finally Over

Considering the fact that we may well be fast approaching the end of civilization, if not the world, we deserve a whole hell of a lot more celebration and mirth-making than we're getting. Collectively, we grasp for this in large part without any conscious awareness of the fact. There's this kind of foggy block just [...]

Meditation: A solstice begs the question

Rhetorical confusion and half-baked rumination is easily dismissed but often the only way to depict certain aspects of our existence as they really are. The significance behind the solstice, to us, can well be said to be one of those aspects. May the light, the warmth, the clarity of the sun's most flawless annual blast [...]

Holidays Suck, and Why That’s a Good Thing

Welcome to Advent. The most important thing about a year goes entirely unspoken because it is so intrinsically obvious: humans didn't make it. We do our math and choose cultural markers and use these tools to impose our calendars, but the year does not set the terms of our rotation about the benevolent sun. The year is [...]

Monday Blessing: Slap a Bow on it and Stick it Under the Tree

May good fortune attend you by fire or through snow, In security or lack thereof, May the ripe potential we hold today burst forth manifest in the year to come. Until that transition is complete, let us pause to the benefit of our soul's cardiac health. May smiling alpacas be waiting to greet you at [...]