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About puredoxyk

Word addict, kungfu/taiji nut, and life-partner to polyphasic sleep. Rabid fan of as many hobbies as the world will let me pry into its piddly fourth dimension (it helps to have knocked out the wall).

Bertrand Russell, 100% genius

Make your interests gradually wider and more impersonal, until bit by bit the walls of the ego recede, and your life becomes increasingly merged in the universal life. An individual human existence should be like a river — small at … Continue reading

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Another List of Five: Foods you can keep yourself (and others) alive with

Here's some dead useful knowledge I've accumulated, half-deliberately and without really realizing that's what I've been doing, but hey, useful! Basic Foods to Keep You Alive AND Healthy (When sick, when poor, when in an apocalypse, etc.) 1.  Congee.  Cook … Continue reading

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A lot of words about no words: Yang Silence

Wittgenstein's awesome quote, "Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent" is a really great example of the kind of tortured verbing that makes formal philosophy so damn hard to read for most people.  It should be noted, too, … Continue reading

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Travails of tech & tits: the good ones are out there

A recentlyish-previous tech job hired me for a management position because, as they told me, their computerized test labeled me as "100% assertive".  I giggled, even though I had serious reservations about a company that uses computerized tests to get … Continue reading

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Further notes on the “Bloody Nine” exercise thingy

Any three exercises, three sets to failure. My goal with the Bloody Nine (or B9 as my friend now has me calling it) was to inculcate a basic, progressive / training-level fitness routine that could fit into any day, no … Continue reading

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essential oil of existential crisis

This morning my brain was trying really hard to tell me a thing, so I wrung it out in the simplest language I could for myself.  I kinda liked the result, so, here!  ::throws apple & runs:: ###   Today … Continue reading

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1. go out 2. go in 3. prophet

The first struggle of all lives is to go out.  Out there, we piece together the Questions. Questions are tricky: intellectually demanding and complex.  It is not enough to ask a simple question most of the time — just the fact of … Continue reading

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A splattering of lately

Confronted with time and space to type (and yes, chores, but it’s early and it’s Saturday), I have a giant wad of scattered thoughts that need to go exactly here. I’ve met my word-count on the Big Wordsing pretty consistently … Continue reading

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Morning, verse

Passion can’t draw Pain can’t write Love can’t sing and Awe is shit with a chisel. Joy is clumsy and steps on feet, Nostalgia pens Vogon poetry Anger throws the weakest punch and as you know, Lust has no sense … Continue reading

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A Roundup of the Best Writing Advice

Writing advice doesn't replace practice — but if you want to be good at a thing, it's idiotic not to listen to masters of it as a way of augmenting your education.  I've read SO much how-to-write advice, most mediocre, … Continue reading

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