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by Jon Sullivan



Some blog posts I'm especially happy with.


2023-08-21 Wake up dead My intention was to go to the GBB Fest VII concert with friends. Then reality dissolved, and I soared through strange new dimensions.
2023-08-03 The quantum ontology problem I put my faith in science, and more specifically in the scientific method as a dogma. But it's complicated.
2023-06-28 Death The Solstice gathering in Montana was wonderful. But the topic of death came up a lot.
2023-06-07 I'm a wreck You have no idea how hard it is to write this post. My brain is mush.
2023-04-17 A prayer for useful data My three day weekend adventure was vast and incredible and filled with love and wonder. Let's break it down.
2023-01-12 Confusion Piggybacking on my last post. With great adventures comes great confusion.
2023-01-05 Control Someone pointed out to me, San Diego was all about me micromanaging control over everything, but Oregon has been about letting go of control.
2022-11-17 Jon is a weirdo I keep thinking about how I've changed over the last three years. Let's break it down and put it to rest.
2022-10-22 Okay... Let's talk... So it has been brought up that maybe I'm being way too capital H Heavy and turning simple things into some grandiose production. Let's talk about that.
2022-10-20 Eating barbecued iguana Your lizard brain tells you you need more food, sex, drugs, attention, thrills/sloth. Just more. Until you get enough to reach comfort.
2022-09-20 Let's roll I won't have a computer for the next few days. Packing it all up. Hauling it to a new home. And then......
2022-08-13 Inductive faith Inductive reasoning consists of making broad generalizations based on specific observations.
2022-08-12 Trading places, part 3 The die is cast. The fates have spoken. I am trading places. Trading what's possible. Trading everything. Trading fates. Nothing is written.
2022-08-04 Bridgette Bar There have been some magical moments. Things and places that shake my faith in a rational universe.
2022-06-25 Running the math Stoichiometry refers to the relationship between the quantities of reactants and products before, during, and following chemical reactions.
2022-04-25 Mac and Cheese In which Jon uses a distorted view of Keynesian economics to justify eating some diet destroying pasta and cheese sauce.
2022-03-29 Alone On balance, my many years on this blue dot circling the sun lead me to the conclusion I'm better off alone. But at what cost?
2022-03-17 Happy place You need a happy place. Some well you can always draw from for a quick hit of joy. Even if only for a bit. Have some joy on standby.
2022-02-06 Stoic virtue A Stoic understands they don't control the world around them, only how they respond, and that they must always respond with virtue.
2021-12-07 Endwalker We are just drops of life on this earth. In our finite time upon it, we can choose to make it a better place, that all who call it home now and in the future may abide in happiness.
2021-11-29 Thanksgiving 2021 Thanksgiving is my pole star. All things revolve around an insane stunt of cooking and drinking. It's dumb. But it's mine.
2021-10-07 I should have..... Over the years I've read plenty of articles where the author asks old folks what they wish they'd done differently when they were younger.
2021-09-24 The Warcraft Problem For the last 17 years World of Warcraft has been my only constant companion. My rock. But then everything changed.
2021-06-26 The broken The Montana trip was supposed to be about healing. It went off script pretty quickly. But while we came broken, I choose to believe we left renewed with hope.
2020-03-21 Fish Pie When I was a child in Montana we ate a lot of fish pie. But it was really quiche.
2020-02-25 The Ireland story - Part 5 The time travel incident.
2019-12-16 The decade that was Looking back on the last 10 years.
2019-11-01 The Ireland story - Part 4 The Werewolf Incident.
2019-10-15 This happy photo For me photos should be an intersection of technique, subject, composition and story. Here's the story behind this photo.
2019-09-21 This happy photo - Road to Argus For me photos should be an intersection of technique, subject, composition and story. Here's the story behind this photo.
2019-09-16 This happy photo For me photos should be an intersection of technique, subject, composition and story. Here's the story behind this photo.
2019-09-01 What's the code for peace??? Sometimes buying vegetables is harder than it needs to be.

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- Short takes
    Jon's short attention span has reduced us to blogging in short boring chunks of babble. Thanks Trump......
- Too much
    When I moved to Eugene I assumed I'd be having guests and dinner parties and all manner of things I'd need a guest room and extra furniture for. Pffft.
- Is this thing on?
    I haven't made a blog post in a looooong time. Let's talk about that.
- Throwdown
    Moving to Oregon = Go all the places, take all the photos, eat all the food. I didn't realize I'd be cooking most of it myself.
- The in-between
    I've been all about chasing joy and living my best life. Have I found it? Somewhere between crazy/joyous and sane/dreary?
- Mustard recipe
    PNW is a block of ice. Leaving the apartment might mean death. So, as one does, I made mustard.
- Jon is gassy
    Day 6 of Covid. All symptoms have been replaced by excessive flatulence. My fart cloud and I will continue to self isolate.
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