Roadrunner Musings

Wary of Newcomers

“Encounters between strangers in the desert, while rare, were occasions of mutual suspicion, and marked by initial preparations on both sides for an incident that might prove either cordial or warlike.” A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr. I giggled a bit when I read this and shared (read “bothered”) it with...

Connection Through Words

“The personal essayist writes, I think, for himself and people – even though he has never met them – he assumes are potentially his friends.” The Personal Essay: A Form of Discovery by Joseph Epstein That’s exactly why I write the things I do, in the hope that someone out there will connect with...

New Read – “A Literary Education”

It happened again. I forgot why I put this book on my wishlist. I need a better system. Or do I? Does it really matter where I got the recommendation? I suppose not. I’ve learned to trust my list. It’s there for a reason, so I buy them when I can. As I sat...

Unconcious Power

What if our minds unconsciously affect the physical world around us? The further we look out into space, the finer our calculations need to be to get where we want to go. The smallest mistake in our math here, puts us way off our trajectory a billion light years away. So what about microphysics?...

Modern Art

Why modern art exists has never had a better explanation for me. When we simply copy something, it loses its magic. When we attempt to let our unconsciousness speak through our medium, we may discover the deeper meaning behind what we see with our conscious physical eyes.

Social Media Animals

Let’s face it, I don’t get out much. I’m sure you can relate. Social media is the majority of my total social interaction these days, so I do spend an equivalent amount of time trying to figure out how to make it work. BC (before covid) you could have told me to get a...

Disputes Over Ideas – Confusion of Language

Once again, the more I read about it, the more I see the similarities. Our current situation isn’t unprecedented. The end isn’t written in stone though. We could end up in a different place, as we have many other times when unrest began. I finished watching “Trotsky” on Netflix yesterday and was out watering...

Banning Political Thought and Expression

“Whereas in Europe new ideas were forced to compete against other doctrines and attitudes, with the result that people tended towards healthy skepticism about claims to absolute truth, and a climate of pluralism developed, in Russia there was a cultural void. The censor forbade all political expression, so that when ideas were introduced there...