Thursday, December 28, 2006

Om Shanti

I just had a fruitful beverage called 'Om Shanti' from a place called Mix. It's that amusing.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

away, not just silent

It's not as though I've been incredibly talkative, lately, in our blogging community... but I thought to let you all know I'm actually away until the 30th; going to Singapore with one Singaporean friend (we'll stay at her parents' house) and four other friends.

Merry Christmas to all.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Why should I care?

Zach posted questions over at his blog and it was thought-provoking.

How does the whole ‘free will’ business play into this projection of the universe? Can we really make a decision, or is everything predetermined?

More important to me are the ramifications of attempting to respond: what will be the impact of the answer upon one's actions?

Further, upon examining the above, is there any reason to develop preferences for acting in any particular manner, or really, any reason to act at all?

Personally, I find the weight of the unknown to be as sapping as it is liberating - why should I care? The burden of motivation, it seems, rests soley upon myself.

This isn't a new revelation, at all. But I am still uncertain - so, what do I want it to be? And so I haven't made much of an attempt to make anything; entertainment seems shallow, thought seems pointless, work is ultimately useless (though diversionary), being just is. Shared experience, an old notion being rediscovered... is just about the only thing worth anything, anymore.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Sojourn Wanderer adds kitchen adventures.

Some of you have already noticed Sojourn Wanderer in my blogroll. I'd like to bring my secondary blog to your attention now because I decided to expand its content.

The blog was originally to record, literally, my wanderings. By car, cycle, kayak, what have you. But many of my adventures take place much closer: in the kitchen. I love to cook; it runs in the family. Check over there from time to time to find recipes for things I've been making.