Month: November 2019

Exploring Russell’s “The History of Western Philosophy” – A First Glance at the Introduction

I give some commentary on the introduction to Lord Russell’s “The History of Western Philosophy.” I am rather pressed for time as my work schedule has me waking up at one AM; and although it’s a Saturday I must make it to the pub… Continue Reading “Exploring Russell’s “The History of Western Philosophy” – A First Glance at the Introduction”

Imperial Japan, Bertrand Russell, and Productivity (Vlog Thing)

Finally back in the house. It’s a touch difficult to pick a title for one of these vlogs that’s all over the place. So, I sort of just listed some of the main topics under discussion. I go over those and some odds and… Continue Reading “Imperial Japan, Bertrand Russell, and Productivity (Vlog Thing)”

Ist (Poem)

Ranging through the mist The mountains and the valleys twist As if flicked by capricious wrist Who had only time to get the gist Is there really any way to list That to try to play the scientist Will result in deeper mist

Modern Prayer

May we all be fulfilled! Ave! By the true God… Hail! (Murmurs) O  celebrant do you cast off all false religion and artificial doctrine? HAIL BEZOS What shall ye worship? Die mysteriis dom Amazonthas What spirit presideth therein? Most puiscant Lord Bezos! For what… Continue Reading “Modern Prayer”

Russians in your latte? …more likely than you think!

Sometimes when folks get to know me and find out that I am originally from Russia they ask me geopolitical questions. And of course I hear the news every sodding day. News like this:   …Which only tangentially touches on Russia but nontheless makes… Continue Reading “Russians in your latte? …more likely than you think!”

Bewildered Peasant

Pictures speak a thousand words. Here sits yer ‘umble narrator, beyond shattered and in an absolute state, a most candid moment captured by a friend. A moment that weaves a tale of three AM shifts and strips away the lie that industry is dead.… Continue Reading “Bewildered Peasant”


I will never cease to be baffled by the pride that a good chunk of humanity seems to take in submitting to preistcraft. By preistcraft I do not necessarily mean religion. In this broadened definition I include many ideologies and yes…among them I dare… Continue Reading “Preistcraft”

Amthlynam (Short Story)

Notre Dame, Big Ben, the Sistene chapel. These are known marvels. But what of those that crumbled into dust? Centuries of soil at times wild with trees at times green with pasture shroud their memory. Alternating patchworks of increase and decline are the lily’s… Continue Reading “Amthlynam (Short Story)”

Odotheus (Poem)

There are things we know Things that are not shadowed Memories seen before they’d grown Such familiars as Notre Dame and the causeway where giants tred Yet glad are they that have seen more Them that have scorned nepenthe and her balm Have brought… Continue Reading “Odotheus (Poem)”

Because I Can (Doodle)

And despite this wine I am still sober. Please help. Made with Krita.