Defiantly non-linear in scope….


“Those who live in a land of illusion
are unaware that there IS a land of illusion…”

~~ Hasidic saying ~~

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The first clue….

Hajime…. During the recent past, one of the most telling things which my struggles have impressed upon me is this; everything that happens in our reality, whether we are aware of it, or not, is a lesson, & learning to pay attention to what is being taught can be not only important to us, but, critical to any further progress. This lesson, versions of which I now see everywhere, every day, seems to be, perhaps, the most critical to achieving any sort of balance in life…. In short, you snooze, you lose….

Funny how our most compelling truths seem to lend themselves to such brevity of expression, almost as if the universe conspires to make it easy for us, but, laughingly watches as we silly-ass monkeys blow the lesson off, repeatedly, thus making our own pot of insanity in which to boil…. As is patently clear from the picture I’ve chosen to adorn the top today, Leelu is a constant source of opportunity for reality to apply the lesson; damn near every day, she does something to remind me I am not paying enough attention to the moment, having, as usual, gone off somewhere in my head, losing the thread reality spins for us to hold onto, & presenting Murphy with countless opportunities to fuck with me….

Go figure, eh? Just when I thought it was safe to put my head up & look around, the bullets begin to fly…. Thus far today, I’ve lost it twice, & found my way back close to the center only through sheer will power; one more time will probably kick me over the edge. I’d best be careful from this point; if I go over the edge, it’s liable to affect the very fabric of the space-time continuum, as the pressure is enormous. Ah, well, so be it; I seriously doubt reality would suffer much, though a number of the local denizens would be inadvertently troubled by a feeling of doom. Like all of us, they’ll just have to learn to live with the ambiguity.

As for me, I’m busy, jealously guarding what remnants of rationality I can keep in one place; I’m hoping to find enough of it to make it through to full daylight; with some light on the subject, there’s a small chance I can pull it all back into line. If not, well, so much for another day, eh? I’m old enough now to be relatively fatalistic about anything that might happen, so, in essence, it all breaks even. Let’s hope, given the status of the rest of reality, as on the edge of insanity, rapidly turning into a headlong rush to total psychosis, we can find a reason compelling enough to make an effort to resist. For now, let’s go see what the rest of today’s mess can do to help find such a reason. Watch that bottom step….

Shall we Pearl?

“If anything just cannot go wrong, it will anyway.”

~~ Murphy’s Fifth Law ~~



My day began badly, (my own fault); to repair the damage, this is what I put on the speakers, as I knew it would bring me closer to serenity than anything else I might try…. I hope you enjoy it as well….


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Complete Violin Concertos





Unheralded Sagacity…

To many, who will not see beyond their nose
the world becomes a dangerous place,
a bullet in every gun, a thorn with every rose,
no magic comes to save us, reality leaves no trace.

Minds closed, wrapped tight in manufactured fears,
men become clay, easily molded into complacent form.
No chains needed, held in thrall for years,
lies become gospel, when dishonesty is the norm.

Shed the chains you wear in durance, in kind;
Oh, ye of little faith, and much doubt
Strength is found in an unfettered mind,
Cry “freedom” with a great shout.

No help from any gods can hinder so much
as our own lack of confidence;
finding the light within, knowing it as such
confirms us, becoming consequence.


~~ gigoid ~~




Naked Pearls

Notes on Process & Program….


“Let him that would move the world, first move himself.”

~~ Socrates ~~


“Unknowingly, we plow the dust of stars,
blown about us by the wind,
and drink the universe in a glass of rain.”

~~ Ihab Hassan ~~


“Just by choosing where you stand,
You alter your destiny.”

~~ Deng Ming-Dao ~~


“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare;
it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.”

~~ Lucius Anneaus Seneca ~~


“A duty dodged is like a debt unpaid;
it is only deferred, and we must come back
and settle the account at last.”

~~ Joseph F. Newton ~~


“A man’s work is nothing
but this slow trek to rediscover,
through the detours of art,
those two or three great and simple images
in whose presence his heart first opened.”

~~ Albert Camus ~~


“I say love, it is a flower; and you, it’s only seed.”

~~ Bette Midler, “The Rose” ~~



I offer no apologies; I make no excuses. It’s done, and, that is, perhaps, the most one can say of it. Saying more would just be cruel, & that is against our policies, not to mention being downright rude. See, even nonsense is beyond me. I’m outta here, before I make a bigger fool of myself than I’ve already managed. See y’all again, ffolkes, if I can find my way back…. Odds are about even, I’d say….

Y’all take care out there,
and May the Metaphorse be with you;
Blessed Be, dearest Carole, Mark,Theresa, & Richy
and everyone else, too…

When I works, I works hard.
When I sits, I sits loose.
When I thinks, I falls asleep.

Which is Why….

Sometimes I sits and thinks,
and sometimes,
I just sits.

gigoid, the dubious

The *only* duly authorized Computer Curmudgeon.


“SCRAM!!!!!!!!!!”- Oscar the Grouch

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À bientôt, mon cherí….


4 thoughts on “Defiantly non-linear in scope….

  1. Love your music choice this day, Ned. Does Leelu enjoy your taste; or is that jumping down the tunnel of illusion? I’m sure she would not care one iota whether or not you play music, or its genre. Then again, that could be an illusion on my part….
    As Lewis Carroll said: “It is a very inconvenient habit of kittens that, whatever you say to them they always purr.” 🙂

    • Carolyn…. I’m glad you enjoyed today’s mess. Leelu has very definite tastes in music; she is indifferent to much of what I play, but, seems to like Celtic music, or soft, soothing music, such as Mozart, etc. She prefers women singers with high, soft voices, like Loreena Mckennitt. She definitely dislikes it played loud, of any sort; her hearing is too sharp for that; she hears spiders walking across the walls, so, loud notes hurt her ears…. When I want to play my guitar, I have to take it outside….

      Looking forward to your trip, I take it? I’d enjoy seeing you while you’re there, but, won’t be able to get to England this year, I think. Ireland, next year, is my plan…

      xoxo Have fun on your trip….


      • “I have to take it outside….”
        That made me laugh, Ned…. They (our pets) are gorgeous and usually rule the roost. We just got up (it’s 7am here in Oz) petted our two four legs one of which vacated to his outside kennel for some peace and calm! We humans can be just a bit too noisy, at times… 😉 😉
        Yes, I’m definitely in ‘going overseas’ mode, and really looking forward to it. Hopefully, I’ll be inspired to be somewhere ‘next trip’ closer to you. I’d love to meet you… 8)

  2. Mozart….good choice……love the first poem…..pretty sez all there is the say about most of the alt-Righters……still fighting the pain issue but chemistry allows me to write…..I like chemistry…LOL later my friend….chuq

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