Directions in Soap
Poetry by Daniel J. Neumann
When you fall asleep
Is there time perception left?
Do we feel absence
In the same sense as presence?
Is rest a form of “time theft”?
For full disclosure, Andrew Pulaski is a friend of mine. I think highly of him.
That aside, I know for a fact that Mr. Pulaski is a computer wiz. He always identifies the problem and solution because he’s on the pulse of computing technologies. I’ve never presented him with a computer issue that he couldn’t fix.
Life is some wicked,
Is somewhat ambivalent,
Is some fantastic—
Whatever we choose to see
In our evaluation.
My father is me—
Albeit more developed,
Having gone through life.
He sees me as part of him,
Feeding me useful advice.
Alcoholism is a hard disease to fight, because it begins as a mental disposition and turns into a physiological and psychological dependence. An alcoholic wakes up and the temptation to dull awareness beckons. Going through life naturally becomes painful; sobriety becomes incarceration. Fighting the mental battle, meditation offers a solution with no side-effects.
I read an article today about the connection between Buddhism and Quantum Mechanics. I agree. Science tells us that everything changes form. Science tells us nothingness has creative qualities. Science tells us we’re all connected. I want to discuss a key component to Buddhism: no-self (or anatman). I believe science would agree with these spiritual insights.
Despite what you might think, Buddhism and Science getting along doesn’t mean it’s without empathy.
It’s instantly clear to me that this is the future… and in more ways than one.
Quantum entanglement can increase fidelity to 100%, decrease the lag time to 0%, and doesn’t have to follow a line of site for connection.
Mars One wants to send people to the red planet for a reality television show by 2023. Many experts told Fox News that this idea isn’t plausible. Being able to harness materials from the planet now seems a far cry.
I read an article in the Associated Press the other day about Virtual Reality. Ever since I was a kid, I think, I’ve always wanted to have a virtual reality device. When I was much younger, I had “Virtual Reality World Ninja Game,” and I still played the thing despite tormenting my eyes. It barely worked. Sometimes, my ninja stars would throw; sometimes not. I didn’t really care. I played anyway. I had virtual reality.
But now we don’t have to use our imaginations (our truest virtual reality, right?) to experience the next big thing in gaming.
North Korea has lately stepped up its rhetoric, and it has nearly sounded the war drums too. Hawaii, Washington, Los Angeles, and Austin, Texas seem to be targeted.
Is that even possible?