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Just a post. Only a post.

Just a post.  Only a post.

Was in New Zealand until about 10 days ago.  Had a spontaneous two week campervan trip around the South Island.  It’s a beautiful place – one incredible scene after another.  Took a lot of photographs that in spite of excellent intentions are not yet cleaned out.  There are still around 1300 of them – videos and images.  One that I like is above.  It’s the peaks of Mt. Cook on a clear morning.  It wasn’t...

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Slow catastrophe

Slow catastrophe

I’ve been playing with a thought experiment.  I don’t think it’s very original, but I think it’s an interesting exercise so I’m going to share it with you and ask for your input.  This is an outgrowth of a Global Warming conversation I had the other day with my book club.  (Yes, I live in the country and am [semi-]retired.  We do that sort of thing.) Most of the table accepted the science and was in agreement...

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I used to play guitar

I used to play guitar

Year before last I took a guitar course. It was an “advanced” course but that only meant I was in the part of the class that knew at least a little about the guitar. The alternative would have been “beginners” guitar which wouldn’t do since I’d been playing guitar for over 40 years. The idea had been that by taking a course I could re-enthuse myself, bring the guitar back into focus in my life and start...

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The purpose of life

The purpose of life

The purpose of life.  At least the purpose of my life. What can it possibly be? What can it possibly mean? Now there’s a topic worth a paragraph or two. On Wednesday evening my men’s group is going to discuss “purpose”.  So I’ve been thinking about it a bit, but only a bit because it’s not a topic that particularly intrigues me.  I can see its attraction, but I’m personally not attracted to it....

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You should blog about it

You should blog about it

What’s important now is to write about something other than the fact that I can’t think of anything to write about. Somehow I need to avoid mentioning that I haven’t written a post in over three weeks. Under no circumstances should I discuss why I haven’t written, how I’m struggling even at this moment to come up with anything to say, or make any sort of excuse. And above all I mustn’t promise to start...

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A jelly is not a fish

A jelly is not a fish

A week goes by.  All the best intention don’t overcome the general business and disorganisation that fills an ordinary day.  At least the title of this blog is Chaos Central, not The Tao of Time Management (which would be a pretty good title if you ask me). So to keep to the long and hallowed traditions of the Chaos Central blog, here is a video I made of jellies.  It’s essentially a compilation of iPhone videos I took a year...

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