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  1. I don't know for sure

    There are things that I believe are psychologically very useful, but empirically not so.I blot to the Aesir and Vanir and I make ritual gestures that psychologically boost me and let's face it..my rituals are more for my own benefit and a reminder of my position as part of Nature than anything else.Do I imagine the names I invoke with anthropomorphic features?Of course I do. They're visions I create that benefit me and help me to keep my focus on the ancestors and the land and also my people.Heathen ...
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  2. Wrong Turns

    by , 04-13-2009 at 04:31 PM (Diary of a Madman: Aphorisms, Maxims and Allegories)
    I would save you the pain of thinking too awfully hard of the theory of altruism: nothing is ever quite just given for no reason other than ‘inherent rightness’. I cackle uncontrollably while saying those words.

    We all have an irresistible pull towards something. I am not exempt. You are not exempt. And here, listen close: no one, and yet everyone is responsible for their actions. This is not a very pretty fact; but it is a fact. And yet… wrong turns, if I may, can still be made.
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  3. The Machiavellian Psyche

    by , 04-13-2009 at 01:02 PM (Diary of a Madman: Aphorisms, Maxims and Allegories)
    "...A lull came. A subtle hush in the dynamic. The undulations of my ire grew to the precipice of rage – which I knew he had the power to snap into fury. He seemed calmer than ever. The why’s and where’s of his clam were imponderable – and frightening. But why would I be frightened? What was ‘fright’ to me at this juncture? As fright is a foreign notion to me now, it was not then…Indeed, it, and my own choler seemed much the same thing, in no way exclusive of one another. And there 'the People' ...
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  4. Happy Birthday Dad!

    Were you still alive, Dad, you would've turned 74 today. Although nine years has passed since you went away, I still miss you - some years seem to be more painful than others for reasons I can't explain.

    I wish to write this tribute for you today, Dad. I remember, first of all, how you were born in Malta (from what you told me of course), the second oldest son and third oldest child. You were born just before WW2, and you endured the blitzes which would've felt never-endingly horrendous! ...
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  5. No Longer Smoking

    It's been nearly a week since I quit.Certain changes, welcome to some and unwelcome to others, have been made as a result. There are certain spiritual matters I need to straighten out that involve my family and my own peace of mind.I find I remember things more easily and my studying's much easier to do.I might take a quick break from the site but return just as quickly.Funny how when the fog lifts, not only is the landscape beautiful, but it's also perfectly clear.
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