Loosely Speaking

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

The Value of Fantasy

We went to see the new movie, BLACK PANTHER, another in the lengthening series of Marvel super-hero comics based movies. If you follow this genre at all, you may no that Stan Lee, the father of the series, and now in his 90s, still produces the movies based on his work, and always has a cameo in... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

strip-searched on Facebook

Why do we put so much of ourselves on display online? I think it's because we so badly want to be known and recognized for who we are, in a world so busy and indifferent that we feel invisible as individuals, disregarded, unappreciated... If you are on Facebook, this might interest you:... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Walk out, walk away, walk towards...

If you walk out of school today, stay out until the Government does its job to make schools safe from random lunatics who think a school is an easy target. Gunmen, deVos, whoever... Students, you will need to shape your own education, find mentors and teachers who will help you, use the public... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Glamourize Me!

Glamour-- Originally, the word meant the magic of illusion by which the Fae made themselves appear lovely and seductive, enticing humans into the world of Faerie to amuse the Fae. This was a night thing that fast evaporated in morning light, and revealed that what had seemed beautiful was actually... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Corruption and Greed in Governments

There is a terrible disconnect between the people and the governments of more than one nation calling itself a democracy. The overwhelming numbers that reflect the will of the citizens somehow can't break through the walls of corruption and venality of the law-makers, or nations like Australia and... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Mima Mounds

There was a certain lovely glade in a park in the Olympia, WA area where mysterious mounds fill the otherwise flat landscape. There are foot-trails winding through and among the mounds and through the forest surrounding on the edges of this one particular area of several square miles. There came a... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Messing with history in 'historical dramas'

If there is no effort to be historically accurate, a thing should not be billed as history. Historical speculation, maybe, or history-inspired fantasy. I hate when a certain physique is well-known, eg Henry VIII, and they cast a lean guy in the role, especially one who has none of his other known... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, February 23, 2018

So proud...!

As ashamed as I have been in past months, even years, over how law-makers at state and national levels have failed to make adequate gun-control laws to safeguard America, I am that proud of the school kids who have had enough, who are walking out of school, marching on capitols, demonstrating in... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Living in Interesting Times

I've returned to China via a 6-episode documentary by Michael Wood laying out the history of the people, the dynasties, the events that shaped the longest continuous empire in the world. It has had its ups and downs, its more and its less "interesting times." There is something about the seed... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

How long will it take?

It is clear to many of us these days that certain cultural habits have to change. Generations of acceptible notions are no longer tolerable in their wrongness. But what does it take to change a world of long-accepted, long-practiced and normalized assumptions about how reality is? How do we, for... Sign in to see full entry.

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