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Today’s Ambient Offering: Plasma – Synthwave Mix

Today’s ambient offering is Plasma – Synthwave Mix. Odysseus is a synthwave, chillwave & vaporwave community that features emerging electronic ambient sounds in genres like synthwave, chillwave, and vaporwave. It is an odyssey through fringe electronic ambient sounds and visual aesthetics. 1980s film soundtracks and video games influence the synthwave genre. It developed from various […]

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A Statement About J. K. Rowling

I have never read a Harry Potter book. Nor have I seen a single Harry Potter movie. As such, I have been asked my opinion on recent statements made by author J.K. Rowling. First, allow me to get the obvious out of the way: Trans women are women. Trans men are men. Transgender people are […]

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July 2020 Life Balance Update

For various reasons I didn’t do an “about me” update at the start of the month, as I have been for a while. The bottom line is that it didn’t seem particularly urgent.  I do want to touch base with a general July 2020 life update, though, which will explain my current priorities and my […]

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Maintaining Right Concentration in Difficult Times

Today I want to talk about my thoughts and opinions on maintaining Right Concentration in difficult times. To cut to the bottom line, we’re talking about meditation here. Not just the “sit quietly for a few minutes to clear my head” kind of meditation. This is about the long-term goals and affects of meditation. Frankly, […]

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Maintaining Right Mindfulness in Difficult Times

Here we go. “Mindfulness” is such a buzzword at the moment, and that makes me disinclined to write about it. As much as I appreciate that people want to be genuinely present, and show gratitude for the things that so many people take for granted, there’s more to it. So today I want to talk […]