Saint Germain des Prés, a place I got tipped off about in a dream

Okay, let me see when this happened. The screenshot in my phone is from December the 7th, 2016, 8:01 am. It means I had this dream on the night of Dec 6 to Dec 7. I dreamed about some place abroad. I was outside an old building, standing on the line to a movie theater … Continue reading Saint Germain des Prés, a place I got tipped off about in a dream

Top 7 artist collaborations (list)

Every once in a while, I feel like compiling a list like this. For example, check out my 7 Greatest Contemporary Instrumental Music Composers  😉 I hope this will help some of you discover new artists or songs you may have never heard.  Enjoy! MIKA and Chiara | Stardust Chiara won X-Factor Italy and MIKA was the … Continue reading Top 7 artist collaborations (list)

Limitations of Linear Thinking

If I am ignorant, I am in the dark. If I am learned, I am in even greater darkness. ~ paraphrasing the Vedas. Linear thinking is a way of, first of all, learning things. And, second, of performing cognitive operations with the things you have learned. Cognitive operations are analysis, synthesis, comparison, etc. If both … Continue reading Limitations of Linear Thinking

Why Is Wednesday a “Rain Day”?

The Japanese have a complex writing system. In addition to two alphabets, they also make ample use of Chinese hieroglyphs. But, if learning Chinese writing is difficult in itself, it becomes twice as difficult in the Japanese language, because each symbol has two "names", a native Japanese name and a borrowed Chinese name. Sounds crazy, … Continue reading Why Is Wednesday a “Rain Day”?

Pain Eater’s Girlfriend: The Prologue

Aenuee stood guard to the portals and times when he noticed an algorithm by the name of Fralandin idly making his way through the stars. The guard sensed two conflicting tendencies in the algorithm that were mutually exclusive. On the one hand, Fralandin was oozing energy, ready to plunge into action at any moment. On … Continue reading Pain Eater’s Girlfriend: The Prologue

Yours, Daniel Rayner – Upcoming Novel

Hello, hello... Well, although, in my previous post, I promised not to write anymore, you should realize that that was the uncut version, and one that I wanted to post when I was fully resolved to quit blogging. 😉 Which is no longer the case. Ukrainian artist Tatyana Glebova did this amazing illustration (above) for … Continue reading Yours, Daniel Rayner – Upcoming Novel

The New Age – What It Really Is (uncut edition)

[This is the uncut edition of the stream-of-consciousness piece which I wrote this spring and never published - until now. So, it probably contains typos and some gibberish writing. Please have patience with me] OK guys, I think this will be my last post on this blog. After you read it, ~I’m sure you will … Continue reading The New Age – What It Really Is (uncut edition)

Series B: The Invisible Pipeline

Dear reader, with Series B, I begin a conceptually new cycle of short stories. I hope you like them. Thank you.  *** Leada was a happy child, for her life was a slew of one joyful experience after another. It was the time of year when the girls did a space project with Teacher. This year, each … Continue reading Series B: The Invisible Pipeline

7 Greatest Contemporary Instrumental Music Composers

In no particular oder... Enjoy! Philip Wesley The new Rimsky-Korsakov. A.R. Rahman I am happy his star has risen, as it should have. Hans Zimmer Can't say I like all pieces by Hans Zimmer, but this one is moving. Deuter This "Memories of an Angel" piece is so touching; I try not to listen to … Continue reading 7 Greatest Contemporary Instrumental Music Composers