Category: The Fractal Journal

The Sketch of Sam Monroe – Chapter 7.9 – The Arch-Druid

The satellite view was deceptive. Google maps reveals an impressive looking patchwork of highways in the Mato Grosso and all throughout Brazil. Labeled with such bureaucratically soporific appellations as MT 101. Yet, these thin lines stretching like gossamer serpents to overgrown pioneer towns were…

Fractal Radio | Episode 30 – Science vs Politics (Case Study)

This little episode was prompted when one of my favorite pundits, Jimmy Dore, discussed the plans of some fisherman to sue oil companies for causing global warming. Which said fisherman implicate in their troubles catching fish. I point out that nitrification from agriculture and…

The Sketch of Sam Monroe – Chapter 7.8 – Babylon Ex-Nihilo?

Ah, the rain…it was after all a rain-forest. Though we were careful to embark during a season that was dry relatively speaking…the problem was that we were speaking relatively. We were coping… swimmingly. That is we were in essence swimming. Though everything was waterproofed…

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…

The Good Times get Better – Local Eats – Julia’s German Stammtisch

Hungry? Those unfamiliar with the Journal may wonder why a Russian with a Scottish surname has such a weird kink for Germany. Well, there’s Bach..and then there’s Schnitzel…! A good friend  of mine finally reopened the Stammtisch he owns and operates with his mother….

O Francis – (Poem)

The cherries that you bought at the super market Were almost as sweet as the fleet way that you share a cigarette In smoky whispers that decay regret O and never will I never will I cry From this moment on There is only…

Fractal Radio | Episode 30 – Dusty Pens and Blank Pages

  Don’t rely on technology to overcome your laziness. A nicer pen and notebook will gather dust just the same as your BIC and that yellow legal pad. These are the things I discuss along with the frustration of coincidences involving hats. Dank Classics…

Spooky Procrastination – Strange dream at age Nineteen

Permit me to indulge in exercise. I am coming to work on my main projects in a graduated fashion. I’ve always had to do a sort of calculus…where I approach the zero of the actual work. To zero in on the actual work I…

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

Americana Slavonicum (Musical Fireside Thing)

Wee…! Maybe someone will find this relaxing or some such thing …. Americana Slavonicum? Free Stories, Ideas, Novels, and more! | https://www.fractaljournal.com Social Thing | https://www.minds.com/Weirmellow Tipjar | https://www.patreon.com/TheFractalJournal

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…