Lore

It’s one of the many podcasts I faithfully tune in each week or two. Glad it’s getting this treatment. Though, I wonder: recreations? Can’t all be animation. And will it cut periodically to some narrator? To experts? I can’t guess, but I’ll try to watch.

Also, the title always leaves me here, which is a pretty great place to be:

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Carry On

There’s a line in Dan Seals’ “Everything that Glitters (Is not Gold)” where the narrator, a rodeo guy, is talking about his horse:

Old Red he’s getting older

And last Saturday he stumbled

But you know I just can’t bear to let him go

That always kind of breaks my heart. And, I’m not in the rodeo, but I am on a circuit of sorts: always boarding a plane for some other place. And, the time’s finally come to retire the carryon that’s kept my stuff safe for probably four years now—100,00 miles, I’d guess? Probably a lot more. There were a couple other bags in between—better wheels, longer handles, outside pockets—but they wore out fast. This little one always hung around. But, this last trip to Providence, it finally started stumbling. In the luggage world, that means I got stuck on two jetways, trying to get the bent handle to retract. Anyway, goodbye to this one also means goodbye to all my favorite stickers:

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Real, or Memorex?

I’ve always figured that the many-worlds interpretation was neat, maybe even gives some other theories a get-out-of-limbo-free card, but pretty much useless. Not because we’ll likely never prove or disprove it—that’s always a weak reason for dismissing a possibility—but because it makes all human action meaningless: if each branch-point goes both ways and I’m functionally making both decisions at once, just capillary’ing on into the horizon, then no decision I can make in the moment matters. Well, I resist it for that reason AND because it just seems an inefficient way for the universe or reality to be organizing itself—it kind of presupposes endless ‘space’ to branch out into, yes?

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Just Plain Old Supercool

You know that old Who song “Squeeze Box” — Momma’s Got a Squeeze Box / Daddy Never Sleeps at Night? Pretty sure it would apply nearly* perfectly to me, if I had this contraption:

* why ‘nearly’? I kind of halfway suspect there might be some sexual connoting going on in those lyrics, that I don’t think would apply to me and this contraption. but who knows. or: Who** knows . . .

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