Mindblown: a blog about philosophy.

  • Good manners

    This US election cycle has been depressing. One of the more depressing things is the constant refrain from one side that they are sick of “political correctness”.  That’s some upset privilege talking. Political correctness needs to be rephrased as what it is- modern good manners. Oh, member of a group (an identifiable group) you would…

  • Distracted and distractions

    Oh, it has been a while.  I have spent the last few months being quite distracted.  I know I have posted during that time, but distracted none the less.  And I have been looking for things to distract me from a reasonably unhappy state. And there have been many. We played Pokemon Go So many…

  • On track?

    Not sure what happened, but I haven’t blogged for a while. I have been doing something with my time. If you follow me on Instagram (all 2 people who fit in that crossover) you may have noticed this. At the beginning of September I started tracking my making of projects. Not anything huge, I just…

  • Trifle!

    I made a Black Forest trifle for a 70s themed lunch.  I decided on that after perusing various 70s recipes and realising that I don’t like  a lot of food from that era, and don’t know how to make a lot of it.  But a trifle based on a cake popular then- can do.  There…

  • Bits and pieces

    A mixed bag of things. I was really sick last Thursday and Friday.  My boss told me to go home on Thursday.   I don’t get sick that often, so it was hard.  I cancelled our Saturday activities, but then woke up feeling good on Saturday. The fun run on Sunday? Was really good.  The…

  • Microblog Monday – crafty thoughts

    I went to the craft fair this weekend.  G came along as well, but was too tired to last long. So I was by myself for a while.  I went to two presentations that made me think.  The first was a show about repurposing and mending to create vintage looks.  It was about how people…

  • Insert swear word here

    Dear government agency, When I complained last year about the decision to no longer offer opening hours outside 8:30-4:30 weekdays ( the time many taxpayers such as myself are working) you told me that this was because your digital was superior.  It’s not.  It can’t cope with the complex claims I used to take in…

  • Travel

    Things I like about traveling On an airplane, once it has taken off, looking down at the land. On an airplane, just sitting in my chair and chilling out, it’s a chance to just relax Travelling by train The chance to walk around a neighbourhood, looking at the supermarket and the daily living things. Seeing…

  • Microblog Monday…

    I have these thoughts, but when I sit to write my blog posts they are gone. So random statuses. I went back to work mid-last week. Very tiring the first few days, but movement helped.  I did discover walking around the block at work was too far for me. G has been sick since I…

  • Things I wish I had done before my surgery

    Some thoughts 1. Taken a belly selfie.  One of the side effects is some swelling/ bloating.  I can’t tell what is last few years weight gain and what is surgery puffery.  Plus I could have done a whole series of belly selfies on FB! 2. Done a temporary tattoo of a dashed line and a…

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