Monthly Archives: December 2014

The Shape of Time

People don’t understand time. … People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint, it’s more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff.”

It’s sort of true, isn’t it? Calendars come in a book format, but in essence they are an ouroboros. December 31st rolls into January 1st without fail, without change. The best methods I’ve seen displaying the Mayan Calendar utilized multiple interlocking wheels, like gears in a clock–our own round time displays. Maybe we’re just obsessed with a need for time to be cyclical. I need to explain where the concept of this post began: an update on my Facebook page for an anniversary. Continue reading

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The Eagles are Coming

I was maybe thirteen and going through my dad’s personal library. (It’s nice being raised by a geek.) I spotted the green out of the corner of my eye. It was the watercolor cover art by Tolkien of the Shire. I loved the green hill and beautiful round doors and windows. I wanted to live there. But protocol was protocol and I approached my dad with the book in hand ask him if I could read it. He took the book from me, looked it over, and said no. I was a bit crestfallen until he looked around a moment, plucked up another book, and handed it to me. “You have to read this one first.” Continue reading

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