I read The Woman Who Lives 200,000 Years in the Past

As we confront the reality of COVID-19, the idea of living self-sufficiently in the woods, far from crowds and grocery stores, doesn’t sound so bad. Lynx Vilden has been doing just that for decades, while teaching others how to live primitively, too.


Where is the president in Blade Runner? Beneath the 1982 neo-noir’s trappings of genetically engineered human automatons is a story about corporate power over and indifference to life, alienation in the face of wealthy indifference to the plight of workers.

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I’m playing with ifttt today. It’s set to post my Instagram photos here now. I may set up other things to auto post here, especially if I can figure out something to post my pocket archived articles here in a daily digest.

This is a helluva time to have allergies. Can’t tell if this sore throat is from those, or if it’s the ducking plague. No other covid symptoms, so I’m just going to avoid human contact extra hard and keep an eye on myself. First sign of a second symptom I’ll get myself tested.

I’m not about to start identifying as a wizard, despite the URL. But I’ve been reading about secular/naturalistic/non-theistic forms of paganism or witchcraft, and I intend to develop some practices along those lines.

There’s a few things that I’m drawn to here. I don’t believe in deities, magic, souls, etc, but I do see benefits in being more in tune with nature, paying closer attention to the seasons, and just spending more time outdoors. I expect there are psychological benefits to the ritual and routine, a lot of opportunity to use these practices for introspection, and reminders for myself to live my values.

A lot of my thoughts are still vague here. I’ve read a few articles, and I’m starting a couple of books and listening to podcasts, etc. I need to start making notes, deciding what sort of practices I want to develop, and start developing them.

Some friends are in town, and we got together at their Airbnb for a bit tonight. There was a record player in the living room there with a great 70s space aesthetic, but terrible controls. We listened to Crosby, Stills & Nash and The Beatles before giving up on it.