In mid-2019, I made a post describing my KALLISTI-related goals for the year. Here's where they stand at year's end: On KALLISTI, I had a goal of 1 post per week. I made 85 posts this year (86, if this one is included), a total of about 115,000 words after guesstimating how much of the … Continue reading Goals for 2020
It's the Winter Solstice today (at least, in the Northern Hemisphere), so here's a poem. Enjoy, and have a wonderful holiday! At Deepest Night Ifor thesolar birthhave thirsted long,my soul light-faminedas a tall barren birchnot yet quickening with sap.Candles, golden, resined,awaken the air,while branch-bones shakeoutside and rainsmasheshardas ifGods' vesselshave overturnedto purify us.Lightless Nyx holds her … Continue reading Happy Solstice!
This week, I received Maxims #41, ὕβριν μίσει, and #132, θνῇσκε ὑπὲρ πατρίδος, in my weekly oracle. Hate hubris. Die for your fatherland. I've been reading Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, and I started to take in what he said about tempers and self-moderation, specifically anger and leadership, while walking into work on Monday. Here's the result … Continue reading Brief Comments on Leadership
On my writing/conlanging blog, I decided to post a short story. Here's the intro text I provided, which should make my reason for cross-posting straightforward. The link to the story is below. Enjoy. 😁 This is a short story — 6,200 words — about a group of young adults in their 20s who decide to … Continue reading The Waterfall Commune — Pangrammatike
Something last week reminded me of this poem I wrote back in 2017, but didn't publish because it was right after I watched a blogosphere fight, I was decompressing after thinking about a situation that happened online back in my teens, and I didn't want to fan flames. This is similar — but not identical — … Continue reading Don’t Say Pagan
In a conversation today, transformative experiences (and the psychology research and philosophy behind them) came up. I mentioned Damascius and some of the stuff he says about Dionysos. (Even though I have not actually read Damascius' full discussion of the Phaedo, I've gleaned enough by now to have seen what people say about it and … Continue reading I Made a Symbol in PowerPoint
Um, so. Aristotle. Nicomachean Ethics. The translation I have is from Bartlett and Collins, and it prides itself on being literal. As I mentioned in the blog post with some final quotations from Damascius' Lecture Notes on the Philebus, I had a dream I was in a philosophy class (the details are in that post), … Continue reading A Miscellany of Quotations — I Just Started Reading Aristotle