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I'm Baa..aaack!

Posted by Cobaltsoul on September 3, 2014 at 12:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi Anyone who happens by.

I have not been able to access my site for more than twelve months, which does not explain why I posted nothing for the year before that!

Not sure what I'll be doing with this website but I'll be keeping it going for at least another two years cos that's how long I've paid up for. :) 

But at least I C...

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past PRESENT future

Posted by Cobaltsoul on April 21, 2012 at 6:30 AM Comments comments (0)

It is one of the glories of humanity that we remember our past and we dream about our future.  It is one of the tragedies of humanity that we dream about the future and remember our past and allow these magical abilities to cheat us of our present.


There is some pretty good research around these days which suggests that what we remember of our personal past serves not so much as a factual data collection of what actually happened but rather as one thread of the story of...

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Imagine....

Posted by Cobaltsoul on April 4, 2012 at 2:20 AM Comments comments (3)

It's a famous song, a lot of people like it, John Lennons "Imagine".  I never particularly liked it, perhaps because Lennon's own commitment to astrology and the like made the whole song smack of hypocrisy to me.  However I've mellowed a bit thru the years and while I still think Lennon was more than a bit blind to his own religious preoccupation I do get more of a "fair enough" vibe happening when I listening to the song.  Hard to argue with "...nothing to kill or die for..."....

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You Never Know Who's Around The Corner.

Posted by Cobaltsoul on March 18, 2012 at 5:25 AM Comments comments (1)

Serendipity is a term conjured up by folk who wanted to recognise how life sometimes throws you strange connections that are totally cool and feel as if "someone" or "something" arranged it for you but you don't want to say something as religious as "God did it". 

Regardless of what you call it,  we all recognise those moments when life seems to change out of no-where, no warning, no planning, no reason to expect it, just.....POP!  something changes and you can feel the ...

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Why It Works When It Works.

Posted by Cobaltsoul on December 31, 2011 at 3:45 AM Comments comments (0)

New Year's Eve and that seems like good enough reason to blog.

I think, actually, the idea of blogging was originally that you didn't need a reason, you just splurged any old nonsense onto the digital space and in a thoroughly post modern gestalt someone might read it and connect, or not.

Returning to my thought...  oh, right......

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Real Family?

Posted by Cobaltsoul on October 14, 2011 at 10:10 PM Comments comments (1)

In The West we have endless myths about Family.

We are given the idea, somehow, that family relationships have a special quality that excludes them from the normal shittiness of human hearts. 

We are quietly conned into thinking that somewhere out there is a normal family full of unconditional love and mature mutual respect for all family members.  We are sure that family must exist but we all know it's not OUR family.  In that comparision OUR family suffers terrib...

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Where Do You Find Beauty?

Posted by Cobaltsoul on August 31, 2011 at 5:35 AM Comments comments (2)

Hey there,

I've been silent for a long time.  That's me, a typical tortured writer, full of things to say, not saying them.

I am listening to Trance.  Trance music that is.  Some deliciously rich tracks I purchased just a few days back.  I'm a bit of a Trance addict.

When I was in my early teens my Father's sister, a truly gifted keyboard musician, like my Dad, had purchased a LP, I think it was called "Hooked on Bach".  Hold on, let me go google th...

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The Adjustment Bureau

Posted by Cobaltsoul on June 28, 2011 at 7:38 AM Comments comments (0)

THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU

 

 

I just watched a great movie, but one that did not crack it big at the box office because it was a genre ambiguous movie.

 

 

This was a romantic movie, also a mythic movie and a theological movie. It was fast moving with plenty of chase scenes and that was how it was advertised, more a thriller than a romance.

 

 

Mythology is full ofstories of mere mortals challenging the “...

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Courage

Posted by Cobaltsoul on February 24, 2011 at 10:27 AM Comments comments (1)

How brave am I?  How brave are you?

When I'm driving the taxi on a Friday and Saturday night I listen to the BBC World Service.  Recent coverage, as you might expect, is Tunisa and Egypt and Libya.  I am awed.


AWED.


My sisters and brothers who have the courage to go out on the street, knowing that there are guns out there.  They awe me.


My brothers and sisters who basically walk out naked into a world they know is...

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Stupid Person Saying Stupid Things Stupidly.

Posted by Cobaltsoul on February 17, 2011 at 5:37 AM Comments comments (0)

You know how sometimes something just strikes as being SO dumb or SO funny or SO somethingorother?  I had one of those moments today, listening to the radio I heard a politician who was SO stupid he managed to demonstrate that what he was saying was wrong while he was saying it and without noticing that he'd done it.


World's Dumbest Politician.


And that's a category with some pretty stiff competition in it.


The topic was multicultura...

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