Uncertainty: Love It or Hate It, You Need It

When you listen to Gordon White’s latest talk with Austin Coppock about what we can expect in 2017, one thing becomes very clear: a butt-load of uncertainty is filling the air. Plus a lot of fire. And a couple of eclipses, retrogrades, and whatnot.

So what’s a person to do? Well, you can build a boat.

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Courtesy: It’s Why You’re Not Dead

“Can a magician kill a man by magic?” Lord Wellington asked Strange.
Strange frowned. He seemed to dislike the question. “I suppose a magician might,” he admitted, “but a gentleman never could.”

This is, in its own way, a rant of sorts. A form of courtesy in its own sense, opening with a timely quote from Susanna Clarke’s Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell.

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Stormweaving In Turbulent Times

Stormweaving – the art of creating the circumstances for a perfectly logical storm to arise no matter what the odds are.

In October, I was warned that December this year was going to be quite turbulent. At the time, it seemed that bunkering down was the better option. But based on recent events, it now seems that it’s the only way left to salvage any .

It seems like a crazy idea.  It is.  And if you know me, it’s the kind of idea that I would espouse at wit’s end.

But here we are.

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