Saturday, February 28, 2015

"I have been - and always shall be - your friend."

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Religion as reality-map in negative

How many generations does it take to establish an angry god in the minds of a people?  Imagine the inertial wave of suffering that must run from generation to generation for thousands of years, short lives spent in struggle; violent death as the norm, childhood death as the norm.  Does an ancient people's concept of god reflect their parenting experiences?

A people's god reflects the edge of the map for these people, the god reflects what is necessary for their world view to make sense, to hold together.  The role their deities play in their thinking and lives reflects their reality-map in negative, we can also infer some things about the interior of their maps, since their deities make necessary sense within their structure:  gods reflect their people.

Gods as pale moons reflecting the light of their believers.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Baking

Part of new discipline project is to learn how to bake bread with daily practice.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Alice made me a picture

There are exactly 43 candles on that cake, and Pinky Pie is throwing the party.

Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is a ridiculous one. - Voltaire

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Little Smiles Are Real Too

Time passes strangely, not unfriendly
too real sometimes, unwelcome
but other times,
odd times,
everything is shaggy
and wonderful.

It doesn't stay that way
but its encouraging, comforting
to know its out there
waiting,
expecting me.

Monday, October 06, 2014

Two Decade Decline in Crime

Link to FBI data