Saturday, December 30, 2006

A Course in Miracles

A Course in Miracles

This may be the most advanced and powerful spiritual text I've found.

And O my, the whole book is available on the web!

It is very non-mainstream philosophy which takes some getting used to. But I warmly recommend giving it a chance. Or many.

Also, one might even start with the book The Disappearance of the Universe. It puts A.C.I.M. into fresh perspective, and is easier to read, very entertaining.

posted by Eolake Stobblehouse @ Saturday, December 30, 2006   14 comments links to this post

Friday, December 29, 2006

Making a good digital camera

One would think that a popular digital cameras enter their second decade, it would by now be pretty trivial to make one of those and get it to make good pictures. But it seems not.

posted by Eolake Stobblehouse @ Friday, December 29, 2006   2 comments links to this post

John Lehet


Really nice photo art: John Lehet.

posted by Eolake Stobblehouse @ Friday, December 29, 2006   34 comments links to this post

Thursday, December 28, 2006

It is a common delusion that you make things better by talking about them.
-- Dame Rose Macaulay

Pardon me, Rose, but it seems to me that you are either very cynical or very disheartened in life. If you include the broader range of expression and perception, then "talking about things" is practically the only thing which actually makes things better.

posted by Eolake Stobblehouse @ Thursday, December 28, 2006   28 comments links to this post

Greg O

For those interested a fresh debate about society and politics, I recommend my friend Greg O's blog on daylightforum.org

posted by Eolake Stobblehouse @ Thursday, December 28, 2006   13 comments links to this post

"Highly Sensitive People"

One more excellent new philosophy I've found in 2006. What a golden year for me.

I am definitely a "Highly Sensitive Person".
About 20% of the population are.
If you are not, imagine somebody turning up the volume on all your perceptions by 500%, 24/7. That's about it. For me anyway.
I'm reading this book, it's great.

posted by Eolake Stobblehouse @ Thursday, December 28, 2006   28 comments links to this post

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Sopranos

I'm watching Sopranos season six on DVD. What an amazing show.
And never predictable.
With one exception: just as with movies, I can often predict who dies.
In the movies/TV, a guy is dead within five minutes if he is:
1: Sympathetic and
2: not essential to the plot and
3: getting scared and wants to back out.

And if also:
4: he has a cute family who loves him
... then he might as well put a bullet in his own brains right there, he's out.
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There is a character, an aging scientist who has cancer, who drops in some nice philosophical nuggets of truth: talking about two boxers on TV, he says that they appear to be separate entities, but according to quantum theory, they are not. Like two tornadoes which look separate, but they are part of the same wind.
And when Tony wonders about heaven and hell, God and Satan, the guy answers that that would presuppose a duality, which is not true.

posted by Eolake Stobblehouse @ Wednesday, December 27, 2006   17 comments links to this post

Monday, December 25, 2006

Thanks

Thanks to all the readers and all the commentators for making 2006 a great year.

Merry Christmas and an even greater new year.

Eolake

posted by Eolake Stobblehouse @ Monday, December 25, 2006   20 comments links to this post

Meryl Streep


Following up on my recent post about how awards like the Oscars are taken way too seriously by most, I found it refreshing to read about how Meryl Streep, after receiving her first Oscar, actually forgot it in a rest room! :)

She's a pleasure, isn't she? She clearly cares deeply about the art, and not much about all the hoopla.

Her films tend to be too "human drama" for me to be her central target audience, but Postcards From The Edge is one of my top-five favorite films ever. It is just really, really, really funny in a very clever and understated way. Warmly recommended.

posted by Eolake Stobblehouse @ Monday, December 25, 2006   9 comments links to this post

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Non-conformism


"You can't be a non-conformist if you don't drink coffee."
- Goth boy on South Park

posted by Eolake Stobblehouse @ Sunday, December 24, 2006   16 comments links to this post

Prickly art

Are these excellent or what?
I don't know the source, so if anybody know a web site or anything, I'd like to know who the artist is.








posted by Eolake Stobblehouse @ Sunday, December 24, 2006   10 comments links to this post

Idea/thing

I just love pictures like this.

Sadly it's not my own. It's from Imaging-Resource.com. Their Picture-Of-The-Day.

posted by Eolake Stobblehouse @ Sunday, December 24, 2006   3 comments links to this post

It takes two to fight

"Go kick his ass."
"Maybe he won't fight."
"Will he bleed? That's all we care about."
- Southpark

It takes two to fight.
Yeah, but it only takes one big one to beat me up.
- Me

Featured comment, by Pascal:
"I'll have to agree with you (once again) Eolake. One is enough to start violence, if they can pick a target. In reality, it takes two to make peace."

Actually, if we are gonna get all deep about it, I do think that metaphysically, if you are 100.00% pacifist at heart, nobody will ever attack you. But that is a high spiritual level. The reason I said the other thing is that the statement "it takes two to fight" is the kind of lame thing parents will say to a kid who is being bullied, and at the human level it is just not helpful at all.

posted by Eolake Stobblehouse @ Sunday, December 24, 2006   12 comments links to this post


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