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    Ned Moore, aka gigoid, (pictured above with a Charlie C. mime, on Portobello Road, in London, UK …. gigoid’s the one with the straight stick, and no white clothing at all….), is a 68 year-old, (!!!… When did that happen?….), retired dilettante, who would rather read than eat, most days. His first blog, “gigoid’s folly”, has been emailed out to folks he knows for about 15 years now. He still considers it his best defense against angst, and the ever-present specter of sheer insanity…..

Due to rigorous curmudgeon training requirements, he has discontinued his Twitter presence, but still indulges in the occasional Facebook session…The user-name, “gigoid”, is never capitalized, as it is only the symbolic representation of my avatar, my online presence, and thus, is not to be considered a “Proper”, or even “Given” name…. It is at least two degrees, if not more, removed from Reality, and feels no need to connect with it too strongly, lest it prevent the full application of imagination….Sadly, though he loves to read, and write, time for both chosen tasks is limited, by physical issues that preclude long sessions at the computer…. He works in spurts, then uses the powers of a Time Lord to post quickly, read a bit, answer comments, and find material about which to write, and/or, rant, which is a habit, and a task he has chosen as a Duty…. He can no longer pursue revolution (which only means, change, after all….) actively, so, he does so the best he can, with keyboard, and the indomitable will to do what es needed, in order to continue the fight for survival…. for all of us.

As is his usual habit, gigoid has hereby demonstrated a fair bit of pomposity, hasn’t he? He also has a problem speaking in the first person, as is patently clear by now… Basically, he doesn’t care….


gigoid has his own personal philosophy…. naturally. After all, what’s good enough for Sartre, Kierkegaard, Socrates, and Plato is good enough for him/me….. This is it:


The wisdom of pearls….(The world is my oyster; which way to the pearls?)


1)  I think I am; that’s close enough.


2) The nature of the Universe is Change. 

Unpredictable, innovative transformation of Reality is the Norm.

If you have a problem with this, you’re in for a rough ride in Life.


3) Thou art God, you know.  Let’s do lunch.


4) Excellence is its own reward.


5) Girls think differently.  So do boys.  Don’t fight it.


6) Axiom #2 X axiom #5 = And God so loved the world, He said, “Quit whining!”


7) Do your Duty.   Respect Life.   Honor the Truth.   Share your Love.


8)  Go back.  Everything you need to know is in the first seven axioms.


~~ gigoid ~~




In the interests of full disclosure, here is a relatively recent picture of gigoid’s face, such as it is….


Me at 65

Blessed Be, and welcome to Exploring Consensual Reality….
Y’all take care out there,
and May the Metaphorse be with you;
Blessed Be, dearest  Carole, Mark, and Theresa…
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


Okay, ffolkes, he’s done…. go read some of the stuff he’s written… some of it, if not all, is much better than this, so, you can’t lose in that respect…. Go on now….


leelu chillin

Your will is my will….


90 thoughts on “gigoid

    • Scott……hey, thanks, that’s great! That will really help my readership, so I really appreciate it. One of these days, I’ll figure out how to get some of those extras gizmos & widgets on my page. Meantime, I’ll just keep posting every day, and hope folks continue to like it. I’m glad you do, and I hope I can continue to capture your, and others, interest. Thanks again….

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


    • Hi gigoid,

      I enjoy reading your “About” page, which is well-written and somewhat witty! Whilst you “can no longer pursue revolution”, you seem to have achieved resolution in many aspects of your life, both physically and intellectually. I wonder how much of the resolution rather than revolution has been hinging on, or a (by)product of, your “own personal philosophy” as informed by “Sartre, Kierkegaard, Socrates, and Plato”.

      I would also like to inform you that the six weblinks that you share seem to be defunct.

      Happy mid-August to you!

      • SoundEagle…

        I’m happy you enjoyed my attempts at wit & humor here on the About page. I haven’t been by here to edit/update what is here in over a year, possibly more, as not too many ffolkes actually comment on it, compared to those who hit the follow button, & I appreciate your actually reading all of it… When you did, & commented, I read over what I have there, & see what you mean about the links; thanks for letting me know; I’ll edit that page soon, cuz I see I haven’t done so since almost two birthdays ago….

        Hope your August is going well, as well….


        • You are very welcome, gigoid! I am delighted that my previous comment have been useful and engaging to you. I hope to have the pleasure and/or honour of your reading my “About” page at, and to benefit from the wisdom of your comments there. Please kindly indulge me your readership (or scholarship). Thank you in anticipation.

    • Dolly….Thanks very much! It’s nice to hear my work is appreciated, especially from a blogger as talented as you. I’ve reblogged a couple of your posts, just because they felt so good, and though I don’t take part, I really enjoy the Art Game (I’m not very skilled with PhotoShop yet). I hope you continue to enjoy my blog… take care…..

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    • Howdy! Thanks for stopping in; I’m glad you liked my post.It’s always cool to hear from new readers….and I hope you continue to enjoy it. I shall be stopping in today to check out your blog as well….take care out there….

    • If by prolific you mean long-winded, that’s me! 🙂 Cats, dogs, and just about any other creature with more than two legs used for locomotion; they’re all better company than most people I know…. you’re welcome; I did so because I liked what I read, so well met, and I hope you continue to enjoy my posts. Take care out there….

    • I promise I’m not a Dittohead, but, ditto; a pleasure to meet you. I like your little “about” paragraph a lot; honest and honorable without being rigid; Yay for Buddha, yes? Not a joke at all; it has to have helped you stay sane. I’m not, sane that is, so I admire those who are…. 🙂 I do look forward to further dialogue…. see you around t the comment sections…..

  2. Hi Ned? I read that somewhere up top …(your name)
    Thank you for your kind words on my blog…
    I’m glad you stopped by,, for i am enjoying yours as i wander through!
    Take care…

    • MaryRose….thanks, glad you’re liking my work….I’m always happy to meet new readers, and find new great sites for my consumption (voracious, as you may have guessed…) You take care, too, and Blessed Be… see you around the Comment sections….

    • Oops! Sorry, I thought this comment was on a different post; I can’t get to a lot of sites right now; technical problems WP doesn’t seem to want to deal with yet, so I didn’t realize which post this was from…. but the thanks still applies!…. 🙂

  3. Gigiod your writing is so complete. I love it! I have more than a little serious streak in myself that resonates with your feelings on the world situation and especially as to power, greed and politics. But you also always bring a smile to my face to lighten my serious streak. I much appreciate that!! I love quotes myself and love the ones you post and even more so your comments on them. Read just about everything you have written up to now and you never disappoint. Thanks for brightening my day…everyday. Blessings to you my Friend

    • Well, now I’m blushing!… Thanks for the kind words… I’m glad I can bring a smile with all the heavy shit I send out, it shows I’m staying in balance, which as we know, is key, to just about everything… and if I don’t laugh, I end up in tears a lot, what with the current state of the planet and all.

      It’s important to remember, I think, that our ability to experience joy is exactly counter-balanced with our capacity to endure pain, and to try to reflect the irony of that aspect of reality in what we write… it’s nice to hear that someone of your talent and depth appreciates my work; it adds to the tinglies… you take care, & Blessed Be…. 🙂

    • Onidamerlyn…. well, thank you; it’s nice of you to say so… but, old as I admit to getting (a bit), I’m still just another student on the path… it is nice, at the kung fu school functions I go to now and then, to be senior enough to not be expected to join the other junior students in eating all the leftover food, to honor the teacher and the innkeeper/host with empty dishes…. but it will be a long time, if ever, before anyone calls me sifu…. now, at being silly, I admit to being pretty advanced; I did raise a daughter, and it’s part of the job description to be silly for one’s daughter…. 😉 Take care out there….

    • I came by my About page to catch up a bit, and found this from you, Carol… and realized I haven’t seen you around much… I hope all is well, and you are not working yourself too hard, which I know you tend to do…. You amaze me sometimes… Any who, hope you are okay, and I hope to get by more often, as my pain is somewhat better these days…..

    • Thanks, David… and right back at ya! I’ve enjoyed many of your haiku, the only poetry I am confident enough to try my hand at occasionally: you are a lot better at it, for sure… I’m glad you’re enjoying my work… take care, and Blessed Be….

    • No worries, mate… you’re welcome… as a policy, I always go to at least look at any new reader’s sites, as I am an addict of words in a line. If I like what I see, I tend to follow, so be sure I liked what I saw, and that I look forward to seeing anything new you post…. I’m glad you enjoyed my spew for today; come on back any time. I post at least once a day, so there is always something to chew on here…. thanks for stopping in… take care, & Blessed Be….

    • Thanks! I’m glad you enjoyed whatever you read here… I post every day at least once, so come on down any time, it’s always a party… so to speak,but, without the balloons and cake…. 🙂

      Always nice to hear from new readers… I’ll get by your site soon to check it out too; I’m a word addict, so unless I see something on my very small list of stuff I “don’t do” (matter of fact, can’t recall if there is anything on the list at all….) I’ll see what you do, too… again, thanks for stopping in, and well-met!

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      • Dolly,
        I’m sorry I missed getting to this; as you know, I’ve been unable to visit many blogs for quite a while… I’m having a bit better luck with it now, and hopefully, it will last long enough for me to catch up to some of these things I’ve missed… You are THE GREATEST!…. see you soon… Oh, and I see that this is one that I did manage to figure out how to display on my blog… I’ll do the rest soon…. See ya…

  5. Thank you so much for following my blog and thank you for your kind comment. Marcus Aurelius is one of my biggest heroes..great man who will live on. I’m sorry if you had difficulties to read my post because of the new font. Blog text should be easy to read, so i guess it’s better if i change it back as it was. Have a good day!

    Greetings from Finland 🙂

    • Maarit~Johanna…. 🙂 Cool, I think you are my first reader from Finland, so welcome, welcome indeed…. and thanks for listening, and for changing the font… the Gothic lettering, or whatever it was, has a very attractive, bold look to it, but I guess my eyes just too old to read it easily…. Salutations from Northern California 🙂 See you around the comments sections….

    • 🙂 Thanks! I’m honored, sincerely. Your timing, however, is unfortunate…. I am at this moment starting the process of moving, about to pick up the first box… and will be doing that a lot for the next three days, one box at a time, so I don’t end up in excruciating, debilitating pain…. but, I won’t forget this, and will try to get to it next week… I will be lucky to get a Pearl done after Friday morning, when I plan to move the computer…. Thanks again, and Blessed Be…..

  6. Hi Ned, I am new to your blog and find it very interesting. I can relate to your saying you are addicted to words – me too. I figure, an addiction like this is not a negative thing: no hangovers, extra calories, etc. etc. Hope this finds you well.
    Debb at

    • Debb…. Sorry it took me so long to respond to your comment here; I don’t often get here, and must have missed the notification for this one…. Welcome… I hope, now that you’ve been reading my blog (? I hope…) for over a year, you are still as enthused as your comment implies… Take care, & Blessed Be, sister…. 🙂

  7. Ned, thank you for stopping, liking, and following my blog recently. You are a pioneer of blogging with 10 years behind you. I look forward to following your blog and gaining some insight into your experience.

    Take care,


    • Ivon… Thanks, and sorry for missing this comment when it came in…. I’ve noted you at my site a lot, and really appreciate it… I only wish I could get around to other sites more than I am able to, due to the severe pain it causes after a short while… Any who, I do, and will, get by when I can… Take care, & Blessed Be..

      • Odie mama… Wow, I totally missed this award! I must have missed the notification, or just didn’t get to it… Thank you, a million times, and I will get to this, now that I’ve found it, even so late as it is… Hope all is well with you and odie…. 🙂 Been in a lot of pain of late, but, getting better, so I should be by your blog soon… Take care, & Blessed Be, my friend….

        • Hi ned. Sorry to hear you havent been feeling well. Glad that you are on the mend though. Is it your back? I was thinking you were saying that in earlier posts. Also.. the awards circuit has been kinda quiet as of late. Funny that your response is coming at a time when not many awards being passed around. So its almost like the perfect time for you to be seeing this. A rewards revival. Always good to hear from you!! Be blessed ;))
          O and om

          • Yes, it’s always my back…. and hips, and joints, etc…. At one point or another, just about all my body parts chime in with their own little version of that experience, just to fill my life with joy…. 😆 All I can do is laugh about it, as karma is a bitch, neh?… Thanks, and I do hope you and odie are doing fine….

          • Back pain should re labeled total body pain. It really is crippling. .. again, Sorry about your plight. Concerning karma : Perhaps your suffering is about paying it forward for an ultimate next life fame + riches rock star lifestyle?

  8. Hello sir! Nice to meet you. I have gone through your ‘about me’ page, and so far I liked it. I’m following you and look forward to read your stuff in the future.
    Have a good day.

    • Ramu Das… nice to meet you, too, sir… and welcome. I try to follow those who follow me, so I look forward to seeing your posts in my Reader, as well.. I hope you continue to enjoy the Pearls of Virtual Wisdom… Blessed Be… 🙂

  9. Hi Ned 🙂 I just wanted to thank you for your kind gesture in pointing your good friend Eric my blog’s way…he sounds like a really genuine, decent guy and he too has a great blog 🙂 Thank you for thinking of me! 🙂

    • You’re welcome, my dear… I do think of you, and appreciate your coming by to read my stuff so often…. I wish I could get around more to other sites, and maybe, now that my pain has receded a bit, I can do so… Take care, & Blessed Be wolfie… 😉

      • Aww, don’t worry! There are far too many sites to get round them all wouldn’t you agree? lol I mean, being realistic about the subject! Half the time I’m battling with crashing/freezing computer and half-baked connection issues and have given up trying to visit every site I follow 🙂 I do visit them of course…eventually!!!! But you know how it is…Pain comes in many forms, the temperamental computer form and obnoxious, un-cooperative internet connection being a particularly trying form! lol 😉 I do however especially enjoy your posts, they’re are very unique and draw me back everytime, even if I don’t comment as often as I might like. It doesn’t reflect on my enjoyment of what I read, it does however reflect on the temperamental connection that might just drop and leave high and dry in the middle of trying to post a comment! Special Wolfiie hugs for those times when you are having a particularly bad time pain-wise. I hope it continues to recede and gives you a break my great friend of the wolf-ways 🙂 Hugs and howls, Wolfie 🙂

        • Wolfie, my dear… Thanks for the kind words, and I’m glad you enjoy my posts…. as I do with yours. I always enjoy your graphics, especially, and the esotericism of your interests…. Fascinating!… My pain seems to be under good control in the recent past, and I can only hope that continues… See you around the blogosphere…. and Blessed Be, furry sister… 😉

    • You’re entirely welcome, my friend… I don’t hit the Like button for naught; if I do, I liked it… If I don’t like it, I just leave it be…. so, it’s well deserved… Hope you enjoy your time here on my blog as well… Take care, & Blessed Be….

    • And here’s another one I missed, in my time of pain…. Thank you my dear…. I will try to get to this, now that I have some space from the pain more often… Hope all is well with you now…. 😉

    • Mick… You’re welcome… the photo was wonderful!… I love Ireland, with at least one grandparent coming from there, (name of Carthey…), and now that I’ve retired, intend to visit there a lot in the coming years… I’ve been to the Cork/Cobh area once, and loved all of it… I’ll be back in the Isles again in August of 2014, and hope to see Cork again…. Take care, and Blessed Be…

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  11. How nice that you have powers of a Time Lord to tap into. I imagine that comes in quite handy. I’m still working on trying to get teleportation skills myself. Would make travel such a breeze…

    Thanks for stopping by my site. Much appreciated.

    • I find the powers only useful here on ECR; out in the BBR, they tend to cause more confusion than they’re worth, mostly. But, it’s great for practical jokes… Without wish to emulate Rush, in ANY way, ditto for stopping by, etc. Y’know, he ruined a good word there…. now it’s hard to use it without apologizing, making sure nobody gets associates me with him…. Now, THAT is being an assholio supremo…. Rush, that is… I would seriously doubt that could be applied to you….



    • Thanks; I’m glad you’re enjoying my messes…


      Yep, she’s going to be gorgeous, and magical….

      Thanks for stopping in, & leaving a comment…. I will eventually check our your site as well….

      gigoid, the dubious

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