So the end of the world came and went yesterday with nary a whimper. A planet colliding with Earth. Melancholia. Haunting movie, but hard to take.

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A National Geographic special on Gravity introduces gravity as the force that is responsible for everything in the universe — from the big bang to the formation of galaxies, stars and planets, to holding all the matter together from the atoms to the universe,

so it’s like God,

and it’s a force.

I am with the Force, and the Force is with me

At the end, the narrator called Gravity The Mighty Ruler of the Universe.

Gravity = The Force = God.

 

A delicious Twilight Zone episode, “The Bard,” written by Rod Serling. A failed writer uses black magic to conjure up William Shakespeare, who then writes his stuff for him. The episode was interrupted by an ad for Sharknado 5.

That’s the whole range of the writing life right there.

I love my profession.

Song of Songs

Ruth

Lamentations

Ecclesiastes

Esther

White – slouchy brown suede bag

Fringe

Chiffon, silk

Khaki

Soft blouses

Persistence and Belief in Yourself

Opening Credits:

Some Douchebag’s film

Starring God’s Perfect Idiot

A Hot Chick

A British Villain

The Comic Relief

A Moody Teen

A CGI Character

A Gratuitous Cameo

Produced by Asshats

Written by the Real Heroes Here

Directed by an Overpaid Tool

 

Michael Lewis hits it out of the park again with this book. Apparently our minds play tricks and our gut instincts are fallible. We can’t trust anything we think or feel. We see patterns with meaning where there is no meaning. We ignore data and make up stories.

We cannot escape our cognitive delusions.

All we can do is question our minds and have friends who can check us before our cognitive delusions lead us over a cliff.