On My Mind Today

Published November 26, 2022 by Nan Mykel









GOD?  At the end, when most of us either hope or want to have something to hope for…Except perhaps the hardened folks with shattered and bitter…No, I shouldn’t overstate. I suspect there are atheists and other agnostics who are able to let go entirely of consciousness and say goodbye to themselves as their lights go out.  As for others, well, as you may have noticed I’m kinda fond of myself and hate to see the old girl go.  In fact, I wrote the following poem back in 2015:


Squabbling in

the planet’s sandbox,

howling from a fistful of the stuff

into streaming eyes,

bloodline against itself.


Domesticated life forms,

not cloned, rather

tainted with the freedom

to differ in

their cousin rivalry.


Why are the earth’s many

Gods only uncles?

Let us hear from Grandfather

who in His infinite wisdom

must surely re-unite us all.

[Or not…]

The [heart] beat goes on…


What’s the point of the annual COP27 gathering? In short, nations still strive to reach the goals they set even if they don’t fully meet them. Rather than viewing these conferences as the final word, experts argue they are part of a process in which the world’s most powerful people recommit to fighting climate change.

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CONFESSION:   I don’t like to feed depression, so I read the last few pages of novels to make sure they don’t end sadly.  What a waste of time to read an entire book only to make yourself feel bad!  I forgot to do that when I read Mary Gordon’s The Rest of Life, as I may have mentioned before.


DISQUS?  I’m trying to understand a safe way to join Disqus without making myself totally vulnerable to the world, as in info files in all areas of my life. .  Has anyone done Disqus and how did it go?  Worth the trouble?  I read a stupendous article on the 3 Quarks Daily site or platform or what have you…that I’d like to refer you to.   It was  in an 11/14/22 posting, and appears to have been previously on Disqus.  Titled We Can’t Work (It) Out by Ada Bronowski:  “A comedian is a comedian the day he or she invents their own form of ideal ugliness… The slightly sickly, un-sculpted body is what enables a comedian to say the outrageous things they say and reap the laughs.”  She traces the ungainly comedian way back and forward, including Socrates.  Sorry, I don’t know how to recapture an earlier article on 3 Quarks, but you can probably figure it out yourself, if you’re under 80.  I still had it on my read e-mail.  But it’s amazing.  See if you don’t think so…P.S. 3 Quarks Daily features published articles from the fields of  Science, Arts, Philosophy, Politics and Literature.

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