Decisions

Sources of Joy – Days 96 and 97 Perhaps I have been unduly influenced by a curious blend, inter alia∗, of pop psychology, New Age thinking and French literary trends c. 1920–1960. Today’s events on my little planet revolved around the theme of choice, something I expounded upon at length for about a decade straddling… Read More

Zombified

Having given this piece the title “Zombified”, I was compelled to check my suspicions about the etymology of the suffix of this word. I thought it must come from the latin facere – to do, or make. So, “zombified” signifies (to me, anyway) “made into a zombie”, or “made like a zombie”. Even though my… Read More

Sanity in the balance

I thought it was time for some passive appreciation, so headed off to see what the lovely Savage Chickens had been up to. It is precisely because it is such defining moment in Macbeth, where Shakespeare so deftly portrays someone slipping over the edge into the realms of insanity – and consciously so – that… Read More