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Interzone / Re: Is death even real?
« on: October 06, 2013, 10:25:39 PM »
I once used to ponder deeply, and sometimes worry about death. Now I don't.
I - the individual - may die, but I am part of It. And It goes on, with or without the individual I.
So, in a way, death is more a case of N/A.

Interzone / Re: What is Religion, anyway?
« on: October 06, 2013, 07:29:29 PM »
Great responses. Thanks to you all. I often wonder about stuff like this.

Interzone / Re: Multivitamins
« on: October 06, 2013, 07:28:39 PM »
A little aside...

I don't smoke dope. For many reasons. I no longer enjoy being stoned, for one.
Last week, however, I decided to have a go, after many years, to remind myself what it was like, and sure enough, I got stoned. But:

I suffer quite badly from asthma, induced by allergies to stuff that thrives where I live: in a coastal rainforest.
Lo and behold, after a little dope, my asthma disappeared, completely, for several days.
I researched this, and strangely enough, it turns out that many people have noticed this side-effect.

Much as I dislike dope, and everything that goes with it, I think I'm going to have to experiment with this anti-allergy effect a little more deeply. Even I may be able to bear being stoned, sometimes, if it means I can breathe freely.

Interzone / Re: Is Google rotting your memory?
« on: October 06, 2013, 07:22:14 PM »
I wouldn't say Google is rotting my memory, but it certainly is rotting what little remains of my respect for humans.

Interzone / What is Religion, anyway?
« on: October 06, 2013, 01:43:55 PM »
It seems many people are very down on the whole idea of religion.
It's not hard to see why.
But is this a reaction to the current state of religion, or to the idea of religion, itself?

I am not religious, in the usual sense, while at the same time being very religious, in another sense.
I live by rules, morals, ethics and scruples, which I rarely - if ever - violate.
Most of these things have close similarities with Christianity, as practiced when I was young, but which now are more or less extinct. There is no denying that such attitudes are beneficial to the one practicing them. They work. Yet this is no 'official' religion, but rather a way of life.

I suggest that religion, itself, is blameless, for all its current ills and hypocrisies. It is people who insist upon destroying it, as a valid and useful adhesive for binding together a civilization.

Interzone / Re: Only Death is Real
« on: October 05, 2013, 09:16:22 PM »
Denial says things like that.
There's nothing inherently wrong with religion.
But there's a lot wrong with what people do with it, and in its name.

Interzone / Re: Are downloadable MP3s still relevant?
« on: October 05, 2013, 07:05:44 PM »
I lost my mp3 player and didn't buy a new one. Now I don't don't download mp3s I just listen to youtube. But I have also somewhat passed through the metal phase. I don't know, I appreciated music more before, now it seems less important, except as a pick-me-up.

A worthwhile observation. Why hang onto the way you are, for dear life, when the fact is you are growing and developing. Or should/could be. And (occasional) silence does wonders for a healthy existence.

Interzone / Re: Your Morals: A Quiz!
« on: October 01, 2013, 11:53:20 AM »

Whatever that means.

Interzone / Re: Fullmoon
« on: September 24, 2013, 10:57:53 AM »
Yesterday I stumbled across a salamander, hauling its ass slowly across the lawn.
The first one I've ever seen.
It seemed to enjoy the warmth of my hand, while I found it a nice place to hide out from the coming winter.
They are able to secrete a mild poison, but it didn't feel like poisoning me.
Meanwhile, the full moon seemed to prevent me from sleeping, for some reason.
Now I'm a right mess.

The moon fascinates me. Always has. What a staggering thing it is, suspended up there in space.
When you consider the effect it has on tides, it is probably a good idea to respect it.
Anything that can move that much water up and down, like a heartbeat, is something to take rather seriously.

Interzone / Re: Rabbit wisdom.
« on: September 23, 2013, 06:37:30 PM »
Maybe I gave the wrong impression with my description.
It's never bitten me, restricting itself to gentle nibbles.
I get scratched, sometimes, trying to hold it, to get it out of rainstorms.
It's certainly not a maniac.
The raccoons, however, can be a whole different story...

Interzone / Rabbit wisdom.
« on: September 23, 2013, 10:47:26 AM »
I was feeding my replacement bunny, this morning, which was a very wet, clammy sort of morning.
It was already in its hutch, which remains open, and is a shelter against the weather.
It saw me coming and prepared itself to be unprepared.
Then it made like a ram, and head-butted my hand, before clamping its shovel teeth to my finger and reminding me of what it could do if it decided to.
And nibbled a bit of hay instead. Looked me in the eye and cared about nothing. Washed its face. Yawned. Skittered out of the hutch, down the ramp, back up again, and ate some pellets.

It came to me that I behave in much the same way.
Prepared to respond to anything, anytime, by being pointedly unprepared for any particular thing.
Open to the moment, and what the moment may bring.
If rabbits have any wisdom, then that may be it.

Interzone / Re: Baby boomer dictionary
« on: September 22, 2013, 10:08:14 PM »
Not bad for the preamble that builds up to the actual performance.
It's not just women, either.

You can have a life, or you can socialize. Free-will comes as standard equipment.

Interzone / Re: Murphy's Law.
« on: September 22, 2013, 11:53:25 AM »
I could watch this show just for the guy's accent!

Exactly  :)
The actual content is no more than a cracking bonus over the voice.

Interzone / Re: Murphy's Law.
« on: September 22, 2013, 11:52:07 AM »
As far as I can see, there are three season's worth of episodes.
The first season doesn't seem to be as fleshed-out as later ones, but all of them stand out, regardless.
I rarely watch anything, either movies or TV stuff. But this is special.

Interzone / Re: Spiritualism
« on: September 21, 2013, 08:53:17 AM »
That was a pretty damned good attempt to convey the un-conveyable. Nice  :)

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