It seems I can only really relate to something as a tool if I don’t pamper it. If I treat it as precious then I put it away (in a nice case!) and dust it. I have to “abuse” it and really live with it and break it in to regard it as a tool.

Take out something you use every day. Look at the worn spots, how smooth they are. Its a tool. You use it. A lot. Other things that you want to use like a tool should be (or should become) like that: worn and polished.


“The lesson of Chernobyl is that the most dangerous substance in the world is human stupidity.

If everyone who whined about nuclear technology actually understood it, the world’s average IQ would increase by 50 points.

When idiots drink and drive and kill thousands, we don’t ban cars. But when idiots run emergency shutdown tests with an untrained night crew without telling the designer of the reactor or nuclear authority scientists, then deliberately drive the reactor into the nuclear equivalent of "balanced on tiptoes on a stool perched on a stepladder on a table… made of plutonium,” suddenly all nuclear power is evil.“

– Luke McKinney

There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning.

Louis L’Amour


Translucidity (seeing the bigger picture)

This relates to [late May’s] Full Moon Eclipse in Sagittarius: The Sabian symbol for 5 degrees Sagittarius is  “An old owl up in a tree.” which is interpreted as “a poised and wise approach to existence based on a clear perception of unconscious factors and their operation.”

This is about rising above our pains and sorrow (our dramas) to gain a more expanded view. Understanding often comes once we step back and detach (not always easy).

– AstroDispatch