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The Blog of Life

Bedtime Offering

The little guy has a bit of a habit of taking odd things to bed with him. It's typically something random that is selected at the last moment before going upstairs. A last grasp of fun before bed. Things have included balls, wooden tools, a Duplo road sweeper. Tonight it was a pine cone and made as a special request for Mum to fetch before I took him to read a book. Tonight has been a bit later than usual probably because of the unfortunately timed nap 2/3 way through our buggy-less broomstick walk to the field in search of a tractor - I ended up carrying him home as he fell asleep on my shoulder, his first nap in about a week of this new napless regime. So far he's come out about 10 times (I think, as I write this, for the last time) and on a number of these we've had to search for the pine cone in the bedding before he's happy for me to leave. The last time I put him back down I secured the cone in his little hand and then he turned to kiss me goodnight. He is such a delight.


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Are We Living in a Simulation

I'll try and voice this thought, but don't expect it to make a whole lot of sense right now. It relates to a recent broadcast/podcast of The Infinite Monkey Cage on the subject of "Are We Living in a Simulation". This particular subject has had a bit of a resurgence lately it seems, also coming up in Hello Internet and I think also on BBC Click. But this particular discussion got very much into faith territory in a way I wasn't expecting.

Basically, as far as I can tell from my first listening (which was conducted whilst picking blackberries for wine making) they proved the existence of God in all but name. Either that, or they made the case for life being ENTIRELY pointless in a way I had never considered before and as such the belief in a God was so much more attractive than the belief in no God. It was this stark choice between hope and total hopelessness. As Phill Jupitus put it, you might as well literally go berserk because simply nothing matters. Gone was that nice Humanist side of Atheism, this was pure empty pointless hell.

Like I say, only listened once and need to listen again now that some of the swirling confusion has subsided, so perhaps I'll have more coherent thoughts later on. I'm also considering running a Histon Methodist Youthish (name still to be worked out) evening session on this cast so I'll definitely need to re-listen in preparation for that.


Listening to: OK Go
Upside Down & Inside Out
From: Hungry Ghosts

23 knife wounds
Recently:Slipped while sharpening cleaver and sliced deep right across the proximal interphalangeal joint

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Change from our first outing with baby

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