Motley Musings


Practical and Effective

We build our reality somewhere between memories of the past and dreams of the future, but only when we find that middle ground do we actually make progress.

By |August 17th, 2015|Motley Musings|

Between Two Worlds

There are worlds inside my head obscured by haze. I see only the edges, blurry landscapes yet unformed. I fumble at my own thoughts but find nothing more tangible than clouds and fog. The only part that’s clear is the shoreline where I stand, waves lapping at my feet and wind brushing at my face. […]

By |August 17th, 2015|Motley Musings, Poetry and Prose|

The farther back you look, the farther ahead you can see.

It’s strange how a fortune cookie line from so many years ago managed to take root in my mind, echoing what sages have long advised.

Do not tie yourself to the past. Instead, learn from it. Know where you came from and how you got to where you are now. This is the key to […]

By |August 17th, 2015|Motley Musings|

Read The Signs

A man with a sooty face and tattered clothes stops in the middle of a crosswalk at a crowded intersection and holds a large piece of cardboard above his head. He stands there for a moment, then tucks the board beneath his coat and walks away.

No one realizes that their life would have been […]

By |August 17th, 2015|Motley Musings|

Random Ramblings Of A Philosophical Nature

Some say that we are the product of intelligent design, and that design took millions of years. While it is merely common sense to believe that, by design, we could be immediately similar to our progenitor(s) in physique and behaviour, it is more likely that, given the age of the earth and how long humans […]

By |April 20th, 2012|Motley Musings|

The Japanese have an eye for beauty and a blind spot for ugliness.

Nearly every place I visited had castaways, be they people or establishments, hidden cleverly beneath colorful shadows. Even as a glowing example of modernization, much of Japan’s mindset is still rooted in old ways, where sweeping things under the rug is acceptable.

Yet, where so much of one’s world is held as a standard for beauty […]

By |July 14th, 2011|Japan, Motley Musings|

World On Fire

I see now that the darkness in my head is not caused by night, but smoke. The world will burn. This I know.

You will destroy everything. Humanity doesn’t deserve extinction. Why are you doing this?

Because we have to make them see what they turned us into. This is the only way.

By setting […]

By |March 5th, 2011|Motley Musings|