I’ve started a podcast: Pam’s Galaxy of Conceptoids: Essays and observations from intracranial space. The first several episodes will be essays I’ve published on this blog. If interested, you can listen to the first episode here.
Small house in a big world. The power of perspective.
I don’t know how old I was when I first heard I live in a very small house, but my windows look out on a very big world. But as one of my dad’s favourite quotes, I’ve known it as… Read More ›
Fifth Annual High Dudgeon Olympics: August 10 – 21, 2021
Categories: 1) Someone-Said-Something-Wrong-on-the-Internet Typathon (Individual and Team events) Individuals are logged onto a Facebook account with a continuous feed of posts, each followed by a comment thread. Athletes must respond to as many posts and corresponding comments as possible over… Read More ›
“That They Themselves Are Beasts”
18 I said in mine heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that God might manifest them, and that they might see that they themselves are beasts.19 For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing… Read More ›
New, old, permanence, and change. A montage of thoughts and quotes. (Repost, Feb. 23, 2020)
Note: May 18, 2021. I’m thinking about aging tonight, and the passage of time. Which reminded me of the following montage of thoughts and quotes that I assembled last year. “Not everything was better in our ancestors’ days, either —… Read More ›
Of Flocks and Wings
Lurking somewhere in the back of our adult brains is every mother’s admonition If your friends jumped off a bridge, would you? Don’t blindly follow your friends. Sometimes this warning is made explicit. When I went to university in my 40s,… Read More ›
What’s in a name? A face, a voice, laughter, habits brought readily to mind.
The names of the people we love are like beads on a Rosary, well-worn worry stones oft-fondled for comfort and reassurance.
Philosophy is a Knee-Jerk Reaction Clinic
In this high-charged social and political climate, remember to slooooow down.
Experiment with prose poetry. About Hell.
People wonder where is hell and what is hell and others answer, hell is here. It’s here on earth, and it’s pain. People are in pain and it’s hell. People are in hell. And people are out of hell. Some… Read More ›
Identity-angst is not just for teens.
Amid the angst and drama of the teen years is discovering one’s identity and where one fits in. But adults struggle with these issues, too. Some learn to just ‘fit in’. Some happily. Others feeling suffocated, wearing a mask, harbouring… Read More ›