Almost Composed

Meditation and curiosity

Nostalgia for the nameless

January 9, 2014

My parents are leaving the town I did most of my growing up in. Recently, I found myself thinking about the stream that runs through the woods behind my old school, behind retail outlets now boarded up. As schoolboys, my friends and I were in the habit of building dams. Our method was simple and cheap […]

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Runner’s High

December 22, 2013

Probably the fittest I’ve been was in my middle teens when we would play tracker in Somers’ park, chasing and fleeing from each other from morning until teatime. Exercise is easy when you don’t even know you’re doing it. We’d run miles in a day and much of this was at a full sprint as […]

categories: essays, reflections

Meditation, the sea, memories

November 20, 2013

I think I’ll start meditating consistently again. Sometimes I’ve noticed that meditation gives me a feeling like that of being on holiday. (I suspect that the operative word there is ‘being’). It’s only three days into a week off work that I feel relaxed enough to understand my life as a whole, rather than a […]

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Philosophising The Stanley Parable

November 10, 2013

I spent all of last night exploring The Stanley Parable. If you haven’t played it, I’d recommend doing so before reading on. The Stanley Parable is a computer game that does something no other artistic medium could do so well. Early in the game, you are presented with two identical doorways. Before you can decide whether to […]

categories: philosophy, reflections

Certainty and style

November 1, 2013

That nothing is certain and everything changes are so self-evident there’s no need to be equivocal when writing.

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