The Flow of the Owl – A very short story.

The Flow of the Owl – A very short story.

Overcast. Rain. Constant rain. The sun is setting into clear skies beyond the trees at the edge of a horizon unseen. It casts a violet glow on the world. A barred owl sits up in a western red cedar. “I am not a good owl”, he thinks. “Instead of hunting, I sit here and watch … Continue reading

The difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something: Richard Feynman

I thought this video was appropriate after the theme of my last post. Richard Feynman, as you will find out, was a Nobel prize laureate in the field of physics for his work in Quantum Electrodynamics. In this short clip, taken from a BBC program, Feynman talks fondly of his father and how he taught … Continue reading

Are you a slave to your definitions?

Are you a slave to your definitions?

Throughout my adult life I have met countless people. All kinds of shapes, sizes, sexes, colours, cultures and religions. Really though, when you boil it all down, they are all just people. Different expressions of what it is to be human. Our species is obsessed with finding ways to classify things. To differentiate them. This … Continue reading