Made of the Myth

Stories of Humanity

The Road

colemining:

It’s been a long week- with a whole lot happening that has made for a whole lot of dis-ease. It’s Friday. This morning, as I walked to work, the first song to pop up on the Shuffle Daemon was one I wrote about a little over a year ago- and feeling a little down and disenchanted.

Interestingly, while I was on the fb last night, I noticed that Yusuf’s page had a post in the feed…

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Je sais, je sais.  J’ai disparu.  Encore en fois.

There I was, thinking I was back on track to get back to my semi-regular postings on Life, the Universe, you know- Everything, really.  When a few things happened…

a) I got caught up in an Ideas(that CBC again) presentation about Nietzsche.  Yes, Nietzsche.  Suddenly I’m back in the…

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How DO you get rid of Pazuzu?

How DO you get rid of Pazuzu?

Well.

Hello again.

Recently, I’ve been on something of a hiatus/sabbatical/terrible-and-extended-period-of-complete-and-total-writer’s-block. It wasn’t planned, and it has been hard to get back into my regular cole-like round of thinking and writing about the world around me.

There are reasons for this. Some are practical- I write all day and words have become sort of hard to come by in my…

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… here again

… here again

Incredulous.  

One of my favourite words, and certainly something I appreciate in others.  Mainly because its opposite- credulous- just isn’t something I get.

At all.

I’ve talked about it before.  Most recently in recounting my reread of Dr. Sagan‘s The Demon Haunted World.

And one of my all time go-to books of profound influence is all about credulity.

In Umberto Eco’s incredible Foucault’s…

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We Write…

We Write…

colemining:

Had to share this. Wonderful, lyrical words to get you thinking about the power of communication and the impetus to share our thoughts.

Originally posted on scottishmomus:

We write of summer meadows and of dewdrops,

Of circles caught in circles in our mind,

Of senses’ fantasies that beg releasing, in

Images that seep on page to find

Recognition in the land of journey

Of…

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Happy Birthday Canada!

Well.  Between my little rant last night, the fact that I got to do my civic duty as a voter not once but TWICE this month (in addition to our provincial election earlier this month my riding had a federal by-election yesterday), the evidence that journalism mightjust have a redemptive future in the form of one of my former students who is now an intern with a major news organization and who is…

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I Can’t Even…

I Can’t Even…

colemining:

As I was cruising the interwebs this evening, I came across a YouTube clip in which a couple of creationist crazies discussed how dinosaurs fit into the literal word of god that is the bible. I won’t even dignify it with a link. I’m sure you can find it, if you are so inclined.

It struck a chord- as such practiced and willful idiocy often does- even more so since our ‘mayor’ is back…

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Proud- Part 2

colemining:

Part 2- as the festivities ramp up even more, some further reflection on the instability of basing institutionalized prejudice and violation of human rights and equality in Bronze Age ideologies.

Originally posted on colemining:

Continuing where we left off yesterday…

In case you missed it, or don’t want to read the whole of Part 1 (although I’d love it if you did), let me explain. …

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Proud- Part 1

colemining:

I might have missed the first weekend of festivities- sitting on the dock of the bay, and all- but we returned to find the City lit up in all the colours of the rainbow for World Pride, 2014.

So many things to see and do- it’s going to be a great week as we welcome the world. I wrote this two-part post last year ’round this time. The underlying reasons why such celebrations of…

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Required Reading

Every once in awhile I find myself missing teaching at a university.  I miss the students- wide-eyed and eager to learn, and the colleagues with whom I shared common interests and background.