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farzana-versey's picture
May.29.2012
As though the brain is not complex enough, it rattles us with its ability to turn the tables on us. We have heard of cases of leading scientists, philosophers, writers who were considered failures. This only proves that academic prowess is not a good yardstick to judge the ability to create...
michael-seidel's picture
May.24.2012
Wrote and deleted several posts this week. One was about the rising number of suicides and of murder/suicides in the US. Too exhaustingly depressing. Another post was on dreams and dreaming. Had dreamed I created a large backdrop for an outdoor show. Everyone made the traditional noises of...
farzana-versey's picture
May.16.2012
If you cannot get your daily bread, is joining a convent the answer? What about the call of god as a spiritual experience? The recession seems to have hit the women hard in UK and reports say they are choosing to become nuns. Although the figures aren’t alarming, the reason for the choice...
pavel-somov's picture
Mar.20.2012
Measurement devices measure our expectations of what we are hoping to find.  They have to: as sense-extensions, they can only find the stimuli that we already know how to digest.  Nothing new here: Socrates talked about this with a slave boy named Meno way, way back.  Point is:...
jennifer-pierce's picture
Mar.03.2012
When I get sick of myself and my latest inner conflict I turn my attention briefly to contemplating homelessness. A google search of the word will turn up about 16 million results in .019 seconds. Is that one page for each homeless person in the United States, I wonder? I don’t really know much...
farzana-versey's picture
Jan.06.2012
I want to walk right into the sunset And feel its depleting heat Clothe my skin a pale pink And then enter flesh Colours will mesh The peeled sun within me Changes Lights up My insides And when I cry Each drop of tear Will have a rainbow in it Can transformation Get deeper than this   ~FV...
pat-montandon's picture
Dec.20.2011
Mist was rising off Stowe Lake in smoky tendrils as I began my early morning walk in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. Patterns of sunlight foretold the advent of a breathtaking day as it filigreed across the hard packed earth of the path. Ducks and mean tempered geese along with other waterfowl...
farzana-versey's picture
Nov.21.2011
V.S.Naipaul has not had dinner. At least, not with you. You are among the people he meets to concretise his ideas about the place he is writing about. You are raw material, and he cannot possibly sit with both a cooked meal and raw meat. At the literal level, yes. But I find some of his recent...
farzana-versey's picture
Oct.05.2011
I am writing this without thinking...I am thinking, but it is a thoughtless thought. Thoughtless thoughts are not careless or even unthinking. They are thoughts without a goal, or even the knowledge that they are thoughts. They come and go, like the breeze. You feel it, but cannot see it. Is...
farzana-versey's picture
Aug.07.2011
Sometimes you discover life in a grain of rice. At lunchtime, I brought out the dish that had rice covered with stewed vegetables. Capsicum, carrot, cauliflower, spring onion, beans. They glazed as the water and touch of oil broke their reverie.  I emptied the mix on the plate. What had looked...