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Occasionally I wandered in where I was not wanted and gave truthful answers.
Sometimes I even did it deliberately. A little disruption now can prevent disaster later.

Rocky river

The gentleman just might be a little over tanned.

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“Venice and the Ottoman Empire: Crash Course World History #19”


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Added to the lexicon

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“Int'l Commerce, Snorkeling Camels, and The Indian Ocean Trade: Crash Course World History #18”

“In which John Green teaches you the history of the Indian Ocean Trade. John weaves a tale of swashbuckling adventure, replete with trade in books, ivory, and timber. Along the way, John manages to cover advances in seafaring technology, just how the monsoons work, and there's even a disembowelment for you Fangoria fans.”

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Therapeutic

There’s something therapeutic about nudity… Take away the Gucci or Levi’s and we’re all the same.
— Kevin Bacon
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Gibbs Rule #6

Never say you're sorry. It's a sign of weakness.
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Not the thing

The map is not the territory, the word is not the thing it describes. Whenever the map is confused with the territory, a 'semantic disturbance' is set up in the organism. The disturbance continues until the limitation of the map is recognized.
— Alfred Korzybski
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“Opposites attract.”

Like attracts unlike; energy and actions often attract their “opposites.”
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Altar versus alter

Any questions?

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Leap

Just people enjoying themselves

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“Wait For It...The Mongols!: Crash Course World History #17”

“In which John Green teaches you, at long last, about the most exceptional bunch of empire-building nomads in the history of the world, the Mongols! How did the Mongols go from being a relatively small band of herders who occasionally engaged in some light hunting-gathering to being one of the most formidable fighting forces in the world? It turns out Genghis Khan was a pretty big part of it, but you probably already knew that. The more interesting questions might be, what kind of rulers were they, and what effect did their empire have on the world we know today? Find out, as John FINALLY teaches you about the Mongols.”

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Greet the sunrise

I also greet the sunrise every day that I can. That's something I learned from my Baptist deacon grandfather. Granted, I do it with a bit more ceremony than he ever did. He was content to do it from the front porch with a cup of coffee.

Oh, and I've been known to dance naked in the light of a full Moon.

You can't embarrass me for following rites and rituals, anymore than you can embarrass a Christian for taking communion or an orthodox Jew for keeping kosher. My faith isn't my politics, and it doesn't matter to me what others think about it. It's between me and the Divine.
— NeoWayland
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“Fairies, Aliens and Demons - Common Evolving Archetypes”

tip of the hat to Chas Clifton

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Between the moments

Between one and the next.

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“Mansa Musa and Islam in Africa: Crash Course World History #16”

“In which John Green teaches you about Sub-Saharan Africa! So, what exactly was going on there? It turns out, it was a lot of trade, converting to Islam, visits from Ibn Battuta, trade, beautiful women, trade, some impressive architecture, and several empires. John not only cover the the West African Malian Empire, which is the one Mansa Musa ruled, but he discusses the Ghana Empire, and even gets over to East Africa as well to discuss the trade-based city-states of Mogadishu, Mombasa, and Zanzibar. In addition to all this, John considers emigrating to Canada.”

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Dancing naked

The trouble with dancing naked is that not everything stops when the music does.
— The Minnions
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See beyond

The deeper the passion, the harder it is to see beyond our expectations.
— NeoWayland, pedestal problem
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Very little honor

Because there is very little honor left in American life, there is a certain built-in tendency to destroy masculinity in American men.
— Norman Mailer
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❝What’s in a name? — Everything!❞

Knowing the complete and true name of an object, being or process gives one complete control over it.
— Isaac Bonewits, The Laws of Magic, The Law of Names

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❝Nudity is a problem for Americans.❞

Nudity is a problem for Americans. It disrupts our social exchange.
— Eric Fischl
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Gibbs Rule #5

You don't waste good.

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Swimming

Just have fun and go with it.

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Current

Here's a young lady just drifting in the current.

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We forget

We pagans make a big deal about walking between the worlds, but sometimes I think we spend so much time trying to be in the world we want that we forget to be in the world we're in.
— NeoWayland, Related to who?
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“The Crusades - Pilgrimage or Holy War?: Crash Course World History #15”

“In which John Green teaches you about the Crusades embarked upon by European Christians in the 12th and 13th centuries. Our traditional perception of the Crusades as European Colonization thinly veiled in religion isn't quite right. John covers the First through the Fourth Crusades, telling you which were successful, which were well-intentioned yet ultimately destructive, and which were just plain crazy. Before you ask, no, he doesn't cover the Children's Crusade, in which children were provoked to gather for a Crusade, and then promptly sold into slavery by the organizers of said Crusade. While this story is charming, it turns out to be complete and utter hooey.”

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Journal - Friday, 24Mar2019

Thinking by blogging

But there's a part of me that's sad that those ideas won't be part of the conversation going forward.

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Revived 24May2019

As always, the most recently converted entries are at the top of the list at the 3rd Yearnings tag page.

These older blog entries have been reformatted and entered into the current directories. Redirect pages have been placed in the old locations.

No Monday entry

Reflections

Thursday will be Friday, and still the world turns

Getting my internet fix


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Nudity, sex, love

Nudity is not sex. Sex is not love. Love is not nudity. Your desire does not control another's choice.
— NeoWayland
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❝The Road goes ever on and on…❞

The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say
— J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
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Desert

Once again there was the desert, and that only.
— Stephen King, The Gunslinger
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Reinventing the wheel

In the old days, you would chastise people for reinventing the wheel. Now we beg, 'Oh, please, please reinvent the wheel.'
— Alan Kay
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Habitual nakedness

Complete nudity in itself is not erotic. It becomes so only when preceeded by or contrasted to a state of dress. In this limited context then, all clothes become somewhat immoral, if we define immorality as inciting sexual interest. Habitual nakedness may indeed be capable of elevating man to a higher mental plane.
— Lucy Irvine
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Three Laws of Thermosecurity

The first law is that the desire of authorities in charge of security for information will continue in a straight line with no limits in time and space short of the heat death of the universe. The second law is that the willingness of their authorities to supply them with the budget they need to do that has very definite limits, both in time and space. Hence the third law, which is the one we are now operating under. The information assembled by security authorities invariably overwhelms their ability to analyze the information. They are, in effect, suffocated by their own insecurity.
— David Weber, Cauldron of Ghosts
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Ro3 № 32

Ninety-seven percent of the time, there is no practical magickal solution. Three percent of the time, well, three is a magick number and that is when I use magick.
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Human experience

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
— Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
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My seventh sex rule

Be honest with your partner.

Don't hide infections, somatic sexuality, orientation, gender role, kinks, quirks, and other current partners. Don't conceal who or what you are because you don't think your partner will accept it.
— NeoWayland, sex rules
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Ro3 № 31

Choose your own words and actions despite the threat of punishment. Accept responsibility for your choices. Trust that others will make their choices without your coercion.
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Touch and sunlight

Touch seems to be as essential as sunlight.
— Diane Ackerman
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A narrow slice of life, but now and again pondering American neopaganism, modern adult pagans & the World.

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