Universal Knowledge

Universal Knowledge

While hiking to Bachalpsee, I had a brief moment on the trail to jot down through dictation a few thoughts that were occupying my mind. Fleshing it out a bit post trip, here’s what I was pondering on those Alpen slopes (interspersed with more images from the alps – albeit with no other correlation to …

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The Squishiness in Belief

The Squishiness in Belief

I’ve been pondering today the fluidity of man’s thinking and viewpoints. The lack of solidity in my thoughts on belief structures is unsettling – and that coming from a 45 year old fairly solidified in his thinkings. The squishiness in Belief is unsettling; the ease by which cognitive dissonance spreads like a virus (fair? is it …

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Lost in Translation

Lost in Translation

I had a brief moment to jot down a musing today… as with most musing posts, the pictures are just added to give a general feel, nothing more than that.. I find it fascinating when surrounded by multi lingual people who can move from Czech to German to English in a conversation. You can hear …

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Baptism through the Surface

Baptism through the Surface

Perhaps it is the historical roots of Europe, perhaps it is the visit to all the cathedrals, perhaps the beauty of St. Michel, perhaps it is reading up on the Spanish Inquisition – but today I’ll diverge briefly into a form of a religious notion that has stuck with me over the years. I trust …

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Which Came First – The Heat or The Siesta?

Which Came First – The Heat or The Siesta?

It’s a slow day here in Spain, so I too also had some time to write. This time on Siesta.. Siesta is adapted pretty strongly to the environment. Spain is very much like a desert, to my surprise, and the temperature just demands a slowdown during the hottest parts of the day. I visually think …

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Thoughts of Aragon + Local Maxima

Thoughts of Aragon + Local Maxima

So why do we travel? Why is it that we all do not seem to have wanderlust? Is it really just genetics? I had a conversation with my son before leaving on the desire to travel, and if it is something that will bubble out of those predisposed after they leave youth and nest behind. With …

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Lessons through Nature

Lessons through Nature

We went to the Pyrenees, as Thoreau went to the woods, to start our journey out in a clean, well lit place, to allegorically jump to Joyce. We wanted to enter our journey not through urban plutonium gates, but through comforting of Tetons of Mother Nature. As my kids can all attest, I am a …

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Decaying vs Solidifying Consistency Reflexes

Decaying vs Solidifying Consistency Reflexes

I’ve been fascinated for ten years now about the fluidity of reality – or more exactly, the perception of our reality. My thoughts date back to reading a hugely influential and deeply engrossing neuroscience book Phantoms in the Brain (by VS Ramachandran) that presents just how far the human brain goes to insist on consistency in the perception …

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Wondering on Wonder

Wondering on Wonder

In our romantic world, we see it as truth that a baby must spend their time in a perpetual state of wonder. It’s amazing that the sky appears to have no end. It’s a wonder that water goes down the drain. It’s a wonder that Dad moves his arms, and puts this strange thing in …

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