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Checkout Time

Reading was one of the few things I could do this summer. I read books, 34 of them. (Some of the books I’ve blogged about previously.) By category: 27 works of fiction, 6 nonfiction, and one poetry collection. English was the original language of 33 of the books, 1 was an English translation of a …

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Froth and fluff

Nothing of substance, but offered as a bit of relief from the daily news and your omnipresent worries. MZ The clay tablets of the Illumination of Bel, originally stored in King Ashurbanipal’s personal library at Nineveh, contained the system of astrology as practiced by the Babylonians. Their influence was tremendous in the ancient world. A …

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Derek and His Truck

You know Derek. Funny kid. Gamified with a chat interface, And the tilt he shares with the earth By watching other gamers game.   On the job, actual immediacy may vary. Thinking it through goes retrograde. Most decisions are unconscious decisions, Fifty times stupider than regular decisions.   Sort of got hurt and got a …

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Fresh Reading (3 of 3 posts)

I’ve paid insufficient attention to contemporary fiction as I’ve aged out of the demographic. I recently chose to read a batch of new fiction because of recommendations and references; in many cases these were eye-opening lollapaloozas, elegant debuts, starred reviews, short list that, finalist this and winner of the prestigious other, often hilariously funny, flawlessly …

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Carl Jung said it this way

“As we all know, science begins with the stars, and mankind discovered in them the dominants of the unconscious, the ‘gods,’ as well as the curious psychological qualities of the zodiac: a complete projected theory of human character. Astrology is a primordial experience similar to alchemy.” Thought-provoking.   MZ