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Journaling conceptual design trends, mostly as "stream of consciousness" as encouragement. Environmental resolve will teach us peace. Paradox mediation provides the next healthy attitude.

Saturday, September 30, 2006


. . my mind is compost from which I search for sprouts to volunteer in my garden of life . .


Blogger Inspector Michael D . . . said...

Frankly, ALL of this is barbarous bull-shit!

10/1/06, 10:08 AM  
Blogger jim said...

Yeah, we could all say that, some get weeds, some get thorns, some just don't get anything.

I have seen my ground bare.

Everyday is different somehow. Thank God for that.

10/2/06, 12:07 AM  
Blogger Leopold von Sacher-Masoch said...

"And you, you good little fool--didn't you notice that everything was just a game, just make-believe?"

10/2/06, 5:59 AM  
Blogger Inspector Michael D . . . said...

I should clearly establish that I am assuming that I am talking to an adult, a human being over the age of 18, by definition a man and/or a woman, although I know that I am speaking to more than one adult, a whole group of adults that need to wake up before they end up on television. If there are any teenagers reading this, I doubt that there is anything here that you couldn't find in Catcher in the Rye or Rainbow Party, two books from my young adult literature class, but definitely nothing that I have written or am writing is written with the intention of seducing a minor. It's not just wrong for an adult to get sexually involved with a teenager, it is illegal.

I kind of agree with Leopold. I'll never forget how when I was in graduate school at The University of Chicago, the professor paused in her lecture and waved her hands back and forth as if it to remove a veil before everyone's eyes. She simply repeated twice:

This is all a hoax.

This is all a hoax.

She paused in order to let the idea sink in and then she returned to her lecture on Edgar Allen Poe. I'll never forget that moment in my intellectual history, which I meditate on all the time and see confirmed in my life and studies.

10/2/06, 7:36 AM  
Blogger Leopold von Sacher-Masoch said...

But if everything is a hoax, how can I explain the night that I had in New Orleans, when I had a strange religious experience at a Voodoo temple, where I saw a group of people who disappeared a moment later?

Maybe it was just a hallucination, but I wasn't on drugs or alcohol, and I had been dancing alone in the middle of a small group of strangers for possibly fifteen minutes.

It was in the backyard of the temple and the "tourists" seemed like 20-30 people.

The experience was subjectively real: it happened at a specific moment in time at a specific place, but I can't rationally explain it, because it does not make any sense and I tend to question everything.

Regardless of whether you believe that I am trying to make you believe something that could not be true to be real or true, I like to think of a hoax as a kind of deception.

For example, this conversation is a hoax, because I am pretending to be Leopold von Sacher-Masoch.

You can believe in God, if I can sincerely believe that I saw a group of "tourists that were not there," and if someone else can believe that there is no God.

Look: in a world in which Muslims believe that they will go to heaven where they will be embraced by a harem of beautiful women if they kill other people, it kind of makes sense to teach people that it is O.K. not to believe in something that either historically not everyone believed in or that millions of people do not currently believe in or agree on, doesn't it?

10/2/06, 8:12 AM  
Blogger jim said...

It is the ground, isn't it LVSM?

10/3/06, 12:15 AM  
Blogger Penny Karma said...

Michael/Leopold, I can't wait for Oliver Stone to buy the movie rights to your life story.

10/3/06, 12:06 PM  
Blogger Leopold von Sacher-Masoch said...

Karma is a bitch, and I've already whipped your ass!

10/3/06, 2:35 PM  
Blogger Charles Bergeman said...

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10/3/06, 4:52 PM  
Blogger Charles Bergeman said...

My Karma ran over your Dogma

10/3/06, 4:53 PM  
Blogger Penny Karma said...

Love you too!

10/3/06, 5:00 PM  

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