Category: Philosophy

Fractal Briefs| Losing DeWitts

  And after having mangled, and torn, and completely stripped the two brothers, the mob dragged their naked and bloody bodies to an extemporised gibbet, where amateur executioners hung them up by the feet. Then came the most dastardly scoundrels of all, who not…

Cheer and Gloom – Milltown Blues

Here’s my cringetastic reporting on a local bit of news from last year.   And….here’s how it turned out… I plan to do a bit more of this sort of on the ground stuff in the coming year. Subjects will vary but I’m thinking…

Some thoughts on Meritocracy

O dear, it seems it’s time for some conceptual play…. Apparently these days the scouts aren’t the only people obsessed with merit. There’s a whole phalanx of YouTube luminaries and pundits waxing poetic about the merits of meritocracy. I’m rather confused by this term…

Welcome to America (Vlog)

A Russian, Ukro-Pollak, with a Scottish surname launches into a brief discussion of multiculturalism, Global Warming, and more. Social Media | https://www.minds.com/Weirmellow Tipjar | https://www.patreon.com/TheFractalJournal

Crushing the Welsh rebellion!

  War is dumb.     Social Media | https://www.minds.com/Weirmellow Tipjar | https://www.patreon.com/TheFractalJournal

Silence is Sterile

There’s a lot to be said for quality control. For doing our utmost to avoid lending support to something stupid or wicked. This noble inclination is however too often twisted into silence. Not a deep contemplative silence or even a sexy silence but good…

Fractal Briefs |’Making a Living and other Woo

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The Wheelbarrow isn’t designed to be a handcuff…

The purpose of technology is to overcome obstacles. When the candle became the lantern people were trying to more efficiently solve the problem of stubbing their toe in the dark. So how in the ever loving hell is it that with all of today’s…

Fractal Radio | Episode 28 – Social Media and ‘Hardly Explicable Human Conduct’

A bit of a opinion stirred by Bryan Lunduke’s recent decision to quit all social media. I discuss the need for a refractory period to process each other’s opinions, insights,  and quirks. Then the vlog veers in the direction of Roscoe Pounds ‘The Philosophy…

Europe Sucks! (Vlog)

Primordial Myths… elusive isn’t it? Social Thing |  https://www.minds.com/Weirmellow Tipjar | https://www.patreon.com/TheFractalJournal

Quasi-Philosophical Waffling ~ War and Healthcare (Vlog)

People seem to defend and attack vague notions rather than discuss the merits of policies. I take a jab at the problem. Alright I mention the problem. Perhaps the jab will come soon. Check out my website for free stories, lotsa ideas, poems, and…

Fractal Radio | Episode 27 – Art and Physical Fitness

My hand hurts…I segue into a discussion on the relationship between art and physicality. There is a sort of trope that artists are disaffected and dysfunctional – that substance abuse and abandon are the key to greatness. I present an alternative theory. Then I…