On Mystery

“The biggest illusion is that there is a mystery.” ~ Tom Howe Ha, I love that! Sponsors deep thought, in my opinion. Plus it’s brief and clear. ABC: accuracy, brevity and clarity. And try to think of a mystery it don’t apply to. Good luck. There are some, of course, but not nearly as many […]

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Filed under: Philosophical Brevities | Posted on May 7th, 2015 by LWIII | No Comments »

Is is is?

Now there’s a question for you. Depends on what is means, I reckon. Is can be a poem, and it is, inside the Hai Tree.  But is outside the tree is not the same as the one inside. In fact, is is kind of funny that way. Depends on who you talk to. Certainly there […]

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Filed under: Philosophical Brevities | Posted on January 7th, 2011 by LWIII | No Comments »

The meaning of nothing

What is the meaning of nothing? That’s what I want to know. Especially since nothing is everything in my new philosophy/insanity(?) that All is not only One, but it’s the same. Where then meaning? The meaning of meaning is meaningly meaningless if meanings mean meaningless meanings. That is to say, what’s up dude? It’s about […]

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Filed under: Philosophical Brevities | Posted on December 17th, 2010 by LWIII | No Comments »

Why the world is like this

First of all, like what? For many people, most perhaps, it would be why is this world so harsh and unjust, why is there so much pain and misery and unending drudgery? For others (the rich ones most likely but this ain’t politics so we’ll let that pass) it would be why is the world such […]

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Filed under: Philosophical Brevities | Posted on December 13th, 2010 by LWIII | 2 Comments »

The thing about materialism

One problem I see with materialism is that it means there isn’t a reason for anything. If you’re sad take a pill, since the causes are immaterial. No need to query the reason, just fix the effect. Can we not grow now? Bummer, LWIII

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Filed under: Philosophical Brevities | Posted on May 23rd, 2010 by LWIII | 12 Comments »

The power of ignoring

Today we discuss attention. Paying attention. For our purposes we will define attention as energy. The Dog Whisperer has taught me that. Energy alone does exist. It’s not a physical manifestation, yet there is actual measurable energy, a vibration, a feeling-tone, or something that is real. Attention – paying attention – is bringing more energy […]

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Filed under: Philosophical Brevities | Posted on March 1st, 2010 by LWIII | 15 Comments »

Why?

Why is a question I’ve been asking ever since I learned the concept of ask. Why am I here? Why is it like this? Why anything and everything? Think I finally may have the answer. Always figured I would have to find a spiritual answer to that question, my existential yawp. An implied communication from […]

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Filed under: Philosophical Brevities | Posted on January 22nd, 2010 by LWIII | 17 Comments »

Method of Loci

Memory: ‘tis ever been both my curse and my bane. Ha, okay, I guess there must be something good about memory, if I can remember what it is. Today’s post is coming to you courtesy of @davidbmetcalfe, renowned creative director of the Absurdist Monthly Review, as well as a master tweeter and superb necktie picker-outer. […]

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Filed under: Philosophical Brevities | Posted on November 25th, 2009 by LWIII | 6 Comments »

Bare naked truth

I asked a Twitter pal to give me a topic for today’s blog, and she offered up a doozy: The value or not of bare naked truth: Is truth a fact, or relative? Truth is one of my favorite subjects, so this should be fun, though I have covered truth-ish ground before. A line from a […]

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Filed under: Philosophical Brevities | Posted on October 13th, 2009 by LWIII | 10 Comments »

The Golden Rule

So what’s up with the Golden Rule? I think it sucks. If I followed the Golden Rule I’d be in jail right now. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Pfft. Like even. If I did unto others the way I wish they did things to me, everybody would hate me. […]

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Filed under: Philosophical Brevities | Posted on September 20th, 2009 by LWIII | 6 Comments »

The Shadow

I keep getting this sneaking suspicion that bad is good. May be that’s easy to say from the relative isolation of high atop my rusty tower here in the mutant forest, but it seems true. So much good comes from bad that how can bad be bad? Of course too much bad is not a […]

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Filed under: Philosophical Brevities | Posted on September 15th, 2009 by LWIII | 12 Comments »

The difference between men and women

That’s the writer’s life – set yourself an impossibly hellish goal and go for it. I could fill pages on just the difference between women, and there I go and put men in there too. Not to mention how peevish this kind of talk can make the womenfolk. I could be in trouble again. Oh […]

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Filed under: Philosophical Brevities | Posted on September 3rd, 2009 by LWIII | 8 Comments »

Vertiginous duality ~ or ~ The edge

Something about the artistic temperament loves an edge, a place to hang over so one can stare down into the horrid black-eyed abyss of nothingness and say neener neener. Came across a great quote from that one guy: Vertigo is the conflict between the fear of falling and the desire to fall. ~ Salman Rushdie Art is […]

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Filed under: Philosophical Brevities | Posted on August 28th, 2009 by LWIII | 6 Comments »

What Postmodernism can do for you

As a quasi-intellectual (meaning I like to learn but ain’t that good at it) I think it’s about time for me to mention Postmodernism. I know, late as ever, since we’re already into Post-Post, from the faint rumblings that reach my cortex from smart people, but what the hey. I was introduced to postmodernism by […]

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Filed under: Philosophical Brevities | Posted on August 15th, 2009 by LWIII | 6 Comments »

My body is a butthole

This is the story of how I learned that my body is a butthole. I was something of a chunky child, not hugely so, but definitely “big boned”. And, like many middle children, my older sibling was a golden child, lithe and sunny and smart. I was middling in many things, being middle and all […]

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Filed under: Philosophical Brevities | Posted on August 11th, 2009 by LWIII | 8 Comments »

Good v Bad

The ultimate battle. The mightiest of all supreme ya yas – good versus evil – or, as one might put it, good v bad. The battle between good and evil is like most everything, depends on how you look at it. To my mind, it’s not so much a battle between opposites as it is […]

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Filed under: Philosophical Brevities | Posted on July 21st, 2009 by LWIII | 2 Comments »

Deciding to like

Seems like mostly we don’t decide what we’re going to like. We just like it and go with that. I know I never decided to like blue, or trees, or not flossing. It just came to me. Like seafood – it’s not my fault it came with lemon-butter sauce. I never heard anyone say, “You […]

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Filed under: Philosophical Brevities | Posted on June 28th, 2009 by LWIII | No Comments »

Vacuums

Nature abhors a vacuum. And so do I. Which is why I’m so glad I just paid the carpet cleaners a hundred bucks to come in and clean up my floor. Dirt begone! Now that it’s dry and the chemical smell is gone, it’s darn perky around here.   Actually, nature adores a vacuum, if […]

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Filed under: Philosophical Brevities | Posted on June 15th, 2009 by LWIII | 4 Comments »

Grooving on the ya ya

Today we groove. On words. Most people have at least a vague idea what grooving is, but hardly anybody knows what a ya ya is. That’s what makes it such a handy phrase. Not sure what ya ya is myself, but I’m definitely grooving on it today. I think it changes. Ya ya! LWIII

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Filed under: Philosophical Brevities | Posted on March 21st, 2009 by LWIII | 2 Comments »

The girl in the golden suit

Today’s topic is beauty, brought on by the fact that Cleopatra walked into the pool room down at the local fitness club this morning. I was backstroking my leisurely way down the middle lane, watching the ceiling tiles pass by in succession over my head and pondering the nature of liquid reality, when what should […]

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Filed under: Philosophical Brevities | Posted on March 12th, 2009 by LWIII | 4 Comments »

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