Category Archives: Creative Works

Manifestly, an Imagined Conversation

More radical non-duality nonsense. Skip it if this isn’t to your taste. The conversation included in this post is a work of fiction. Carlo Rovelli (photo from wikipedia); Tim Cliss (photo from his web site) I have been reading theoretical … Continue reading

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Up On the Roof

My favourite Michael Leunig cartoon, and one of his darkest. I stand on the rooftop, 400 feet up, overlooking the city, the river, the forests and mountains beyond. I am filled with despair, with righteous indignation, with fear. I know … Continue reading

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It’s Raining

image from pexels, CC0 When a loved one is very self-destructive you can’t control their fate; at some point you’ve just got to let them make their mistakes and hope something in them wakes up before they wind up dead. … Continue reading

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Attention, and Fletches

words by Loren Eiseley; photos are my own I spent two hours today just watching a flock of up to forty crows cavorting in an exercise of what was clearly pure play, soaring, diving, tilting, playing wing tag, among the … Continue reading

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Chronicling the Illusion

cartoon by the late Charles Barsotti There’s a growing sense, here, that I’m running out of things to say. That it doesn’t get any better than this, that from now on it’s just the gruelling hard work, and occasional excitement of … Continue reading

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Visiting the Fjord

topographical map of the Burrard Inlet, image from UBC what will become of those who cannot learn the terrible knowledge of cities — Richard Shelton, Requiem for Sonora When I lived on Bowen Island, I could look out my window … Continue reading

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You, Too, Can Be a Mainstream Media ‘Influencer’!

Yes, this is a satire. cartoon in the New Yorker by Will McPhail Tired of being inundated with (and led around by the nose by) the blatherings of lying politicians, slick propagandists, megalomanic tech billionaires, badly dressed ad-men, neckbeard con … Continue reading

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we do what we do

I took this shot a while back I stroll along the river shore and wonder: Is there anything the plastic human brain cannot be made to think, believe, and hence to do? Any atrocity, any outrage, any cruelty? There are … Continue reading

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commute

crows at the end of their daily commute to their nighttime roost at Still Creek, from this wonderful video by Daphne Xplores fifty crows suddenly land on the rooftop, all around me a cacophony of raucous sound and the fluffing … Continue reading

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Portrait

image by aalmeidah from Pixabay , CC0 Restless again, and enjoying the first night in over a week that we haven’t been shrouded in a thick winter fog, I wander the suburban streets. This time I’ve had the sense to follow … Continue reading

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