Settled vs. Unsettled: Discuss

Bast
So I’m wondering about creativity and state of mind.

Bast
You always hear about tortured artists, so do you need to feel anxious or depressed to be creative? Like van Gogh??

Cooch
Understanding how we tap into the creative force … so interesting. The word “unsettled” comes to mind for me. Which makes me wonder whether the creative force chooses people who are unsettled, or whether it is when people are unsettled that they are open to creative forces?

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But what year is it, really?

Cooch
So where do you stand on time being an artificial construct that gives us the illusion of moving forward rather than in circles?
Bast
Well, we are the only species – as far as we know – to understand the passage of time. So we have a history and a future. Although I’ve always thought elephants and dolphins might surprise us.

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Some perils of communication

Giving people room … to dance

Articles we’re discussing in this bloxt:

Miss Universe Canada finalist calling attention to gun violence
The Power of Proofreading
Cooch
Oooooh, I like this – Miss Universe Canada raising awareness about a significant social issue … beauty pageant contestants showing their deeper side … people who are not customarily thought of as speaking up (like athletes) bringing issues to the attention of the public by using their media presence …

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The Allure of Utopia – Part the First

Articles we’re discussing in this bloxt:

A truly libertarian country
Utopia: Nine of the most miserable attempts to create idealised societies
Cooch
Hey, just reading about Vit Jedlicka’s Liberland – if you were to create a Utopian society, what would be the founding principles?

Cooch
One of mine would be that everyone has to have a personal commitment statement (a.k.a. a personal mission statement). 

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Wisdom of the Female Elk

Some thoughts on evolution …

Articles we’re discussing in this bloxt:

Female elk become gun shy as they age, U of A research shows
Sperm counts among western men have halved in last 40 years – study
Cooch
I just did CBC’s   “Demographic dance floor”  to find out where my family fits in the latest census data. Someone with our sense of humour designed this. Check it out.

Cooch
Besides the distractingly cute dancing “you” figure, they have links to songs you might want to play on YouTube, based on your stats. So this is me, and the song selection is Amy Winehouse, Tears Dry on their Own.

 


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Activewear versus Shorts

Bast here again.

Cooch is still somewhere on the road in Canada and with questionable Wifi access, so I thought I’d post one of our recent debates on the merits (or not) of activewear and shorts, with appropriate embedded videos.

Enjoy.

Cooch
I’ve just realized that very few women wear shorts anymore. It’s like a thousand degrees out and everyone’s in yoga pants.?

Bast
Or capris. It’s because our legs age too…cellulite etc…

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