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Life

Cloudy Before Creativity

Everyone wants to be creative, to conceive great ideas, and to achieve unparalleled beauty in their aesthetic self-expression. Being creative allows us to break free from established patterns, to see things in new ways, and to drive change in the world. And the fluffy drama of clouds may be one entry point into this terrific human experience.

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Minnesota

The Benefits Of A Good Hoax

A well-conceived hoax is not just a celebration of a creative art form but also an inquiry into what we hope is true and what really is. Hoaxes, however benign or malicious, become fun tools for preparing citizens with the understanding of how the world actually works.

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Life

Chess And The Vibrations Of Consciousness

Like a brilliant flash of lightning, consciousness might be—or probably is—zigzagging its way across the universe, funneling its way into the material world and out through the plant and animal kingdoms, following the path of least resistance.

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Life

Neurasthenia And The Two Most Important Things To Be

Time, that bastard of a thing, is never around long enough when our attention is drawn towards more activities. So we must choose our recreations wisely. We must choose the pursuits that bring the greatest benefit to our self, the most important person in the world.

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Life, Nature

Gentlemen Of The Road

Gentlemen of the road walk for pleasure and are completely happy in the company of their own mind. And the benefits they reap are more than just good health and a pinch of fresh air.

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Life

The Importance Of Being Idle

Idleness is a virtue. It has as much to do with doing nothing as it does with finding harmony with oneself and experiencing life unhurriedly, exactly as it unfolds. If only there were more of it in the world...

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Nature

The Forest In Winter

For all the living we do, less of it is done outside than in. Sure, there's a time for hot cocoa, wool socks, and a book by the fireplace, and then there's a time for none of that.

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Life

How To Live Dangerously

Mother Nature has railroaded her children atop the tracks of determinism and has only given us the facade of freedom. When we understand how we do not control our life narratives any more than a weather vane controls its own direction, then we can finally live a little dangerously.

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