We’re talking strictly about the evolution of this site, which was originally called “kindling minds.” That’s still the ultimate purpose. But the site is morphing into one more exclusively focused on Medieval Gnome Productions: the podcasts we do, our amazing staff, the Discworld, the podcasting experience, podcasting sausages inna bun. All named meat! Get ’emContinue reading “Evolution”
To hell with the bloody idiots who deny climate change.
Some people find a new interest and stick with it. Others discover a new enthusiasm, and then lose interest over time. Or I guess maybe most of us do both, although one tends to predominate. It’s like the differentiations on the Myers-Briggs, et al. “Feelers think, and thinkers feel” was one of the first thingsContinue reading “It’s All About Style”
As Grace Slick said at Woodstock, all those years ago, it’s a new dawn.
October 1st, 2020. My older brother, who died at 27, would’ve been 73 today. He contracted Hodgkin’s lymphoma in the spring of 1973, and died the day before Thanksgiving. I use the word “contracted” deliberately. He was an aspiring physician, and before he started his residency he spent a semester working in a medical laboratoryContinue reading “Nation on Fire”
Gnomic Explorations and Musings Ten Months Old Ten months old before I get it on the site. Not a real fast turnaround. Thanks a million, until you’re better paid, to Elias Armao for the GEM logo!
I haven’t been able to do any writing for weeks. Not even a journal entry. I am managing to keep producing the Portal, but that’s been about it. No walking. Indeed, I spent pretty much all of June in bed. I am now boycotting the news. I just can’t stand to read about anyContinue reading “Pandemic Paralysis”
I didn’t read The Second Coming until I was about 27. It remains the most powerful poem I’ve ever read. It’s been more and more on my mind lately. The center has not held. We are spinning wildly toward a society that is polarized beyond correction or redemption. About 20 years ago there wasContinue reading “Slouching Toward Bethlehem”
The coronavirus pandemic prompted numerous state and local governments to issue stay-at-home orders at various times in March. At first, because people were very much afraid of the virus, these orders were largely heeded. But now, since the “curve is flattening” and many locations have not yet been hit by the virus (anyone see theContinue reading “You Can’t Fix Stupid”
Paraskevidekatriaphobia. Thanks to Wikipedia, I just learned that word this morning, Friday the 13th. It means fear of Friday the 13th. Given the craziness of the past few days, it’s reasonable to assume that more people than usual will suffer from some high anxiety today. We are certainly in a bizarre situation, which the ageContinue reading “Zombie Apocalypse Disorder”