I bought a new bong today. It’s better than my old one. Praise be. The unfortunate thing about caution is that sometimes it’s good, and sometimes it’s bad, and it’s hard to tell which is which. Gardening is a really great way to get outside yourself. If you can’t love a plant, can you love […]

2017.06.02 II

I suspect Joseph Campbell and Alfred Einstein were onto the same thing. I should read more Joseph Campbell, mathematics is too clean for me. A little keif goes a long way. I think Trump is probably a secret genius. He’s hypnotized everyone into thinking he’s a dramatic asshole. The far right still takes him literally. […]


Deadhead OG is not a good idea in the morning. I mean, I’ll smoke it (waste not…), but I don’t have to like it. I do, though. Like it, I mean. It’s just a bit thick, you know? I’ve trained myself pretty well, and I can function at a pretty “high” level whilst under the […]


I am the best thing that ever happened or will ever happen.   I never believed it because it couldn’t possibly be that easy.   I am the best thing that will ever be. I am.   What was the aramaic that Jesus used when he said, “If ye have faith like a mustard seed”? […]

Meditations, V, 10

In such darkness then and dirt and in such constant flux both of substance and of time, and of motion and of things moved, where there is that is worth being highly prized or even and object of serious pursuit, I cannot imagine. But on the contrary it is a man’s duty to comfort himself […]

Meditations, IV, 49

Be like the promontory against which the waves continually break; but it stands firm and tames the fury of the water around it. “I am unhappy, because this has happened to me.” Not so: say “I am happy, though this has happened to me, because I continue free from pain, neither crushed by the present […]

The Summing up

This is the last page from my great-great grandfathers self-published autobiography, which he finished in 1955 at the age of 94 (he lived to 103, like his son, my great-grandfather). In looking over the preceding pages I am impressed by the fact that all that has been said refers to things that have been done, […]

Writer’s block

I’ve set a goal for myself to write at least one post a day, even a short one. It took a really long time to think of something this morning, and I never really came upon any interesting ideas. It did occur to me, however, that I’m in the middle of a (very) delayed writer’s […]

Hugh Laurie is a master

One of life’s great pleasure is to watch people be really good at things. I was enthralled by Michael Jordan when I was a boy. No one could touch him, and it seemed like magic to me, but I was really passionate about basketball for a long time because of that. (If you want a […]