Good advice can come from bad places.
Politics is the lazy, underachieving, slacker friend of philosophy.

A Late Fall

Fall came to our house a bit late this year. The Great Old Ones in our yard finally decided to change color.

One must imagine Sisyphus happy

"One always finds one’s burden again. But Sisyphus teaches the higher fidelity that negates the gods and raises rocks. He too concludes that all is well. This universe henceforth without a master seems to him neither sterile nor futile. Each atom of that stone, each mineral flake of that night filled mountain, in itself forms a world. The struggle itself toward the heights is enough to fill a man’s heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy." — Albert Camus

Third Axonometric Composition

Composition of sixteen hand-drawn axonometrics (each based on a 2" x 2" cube); composed on a gradient background generated by blending pure colors with photographs I took and then blurred.

The Distinction Between Future And Past

The past and future are the same in that they both exist only in our minds. Is the difference really that great? Future memories. Past anticipations. We experience only the present.

You can relive past experiences in the same detail as you pre-live future experiences in your imagination.

One might argue that the past is more clearly defined and the future is unknown. But they can both be ambiguous or precise depending on how you treat them in your mind.

The past and the future both have many branching paths. The only difference is that past contains the path taken, and the future contains the path to be taken. But all the branches are still in both places.

In our minds, we can choose to walk down different branches in the past (memories of what could have been), and in the future (playing-out of various choices).

All past time is in the same place. All future time is in the same place.
"Of all tools used in the shadow of the moon, men are most apt to get out of order." — Herman Melville

Axonometric Composition

This is a series of 18 axonometrics I drew by hand and then composed digitally (it's the final version of this sketch). Its proportions are based on the silver ratio.