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Posse Bonus Post, Something Happy?

This is your posse bonus post this month. This photo of the dolphins was just too much to pass up, I had to post it. It is just so darn cool. Wish that I could get some dolphin time, alas life is.

There is some good to be had, if you look for it; sometimes, you have to really do some searching to find it. It is out there, like a formula hiding in plain sight. Some fractals are easier than others.

It has been snowing the last twenty-four hours. Nothing major, just some snow flurries. It has been a nice change, this winter is being kind thus far. New year, seems like the life we want is playing hide-and-seek from us. Pity!

Music is keeping me company, and running at more than 50%, I’ve been busy working on my site: Misfit.Ctopher.Me. It now has a feature to “Like” the photos in the main page, and keeps count of how many likes each post gets. It wasn’t too difficult, took me two days of effort to make it happen. I’m glad it worked out, I think its pretty cool, and neat stuff.

Not much going on; it seems, no matter how much effort I put forth, it is all going into a huge vacuum. Where is everyone at? They must be watching TV, or playing video games. I hope they are out having fun, that would be good. Life is meant to be lived; you should live it to the max!

Seems, I’ve been in a better mood the last few days; times are tough, life is rough. Wish it were going to get a lot better, right quick too! Thank God there is music; I would be so lost, banging on trash cans; trying to make music.

The human race, seems to be going in circles. No one can make their minds up about much of anything. Pity! Maybe it will get better for everyone one of these days, real soon!

Haven’t heard from anyone in months. It is a lot of isolation. More than my fair share; you want some? If I could bottle and sell isolation to people for a profit, wow; that would be something! I have plenty of it; if you want some, write me!

Photo Credit: Mike Palmowski – Unsplash

If only my isolation felt as good as this photo looks, I could use some of that, maybe just dangling my feet off the cliff looks good to me. How mighty the truth can be! Nature doesn’t lie.

I made a video, you should check it out; I think it is really very good. It is on YouTube, and here is the embedded version, if you want to watch it now!

This was my latest project, which I spent an afternoon working on, and a few cups of coffee to complete. I think, it turned out really very well. Some people, think my voice isn’t very good; like to see them smoke two packs a day and still have a voice.

Trying to find meaning; seems this world is made of poison, trying not to let the haters make me meaner than I already am. Life needed to change, and for the better. Such is life.

Have to let this make me better, working towards some goals. I would like to see some results from my effort, yet; everyone is so darn busy these days, seems they don’t have time for me.

Read all the great posts on my blog, some of my writing has gotten a lot better, I feel my progress is very likely, REMARKABLE. If you saw my writing a few years ago, compared to my current work; I think it has come a long ways in the last month.

Have a nice day!! Thanks for reading!!

Written by Christopher Thomas, a 42bitpi Geek!

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What Is Advantageous?

Not All Things Are Advantageous

What is advantageous in this world? After giving it some level of thought, there are some points I can make about this subject.

  1. The most advantageous options are ones that don’t have a disadvantage.

Seems everyone has some dis-advantage in life, but how we deal with them determine how much of a dis-advantage it really is. What may stop one person in their tracks is nothing more than a mild inconvenience to others. So the conditioning that people have and how their minds work may determine how we handle problems.

There are things that have positive effects, with no down side. Drinking a cup of coffee when you wake up has the advantage of helping you wake up. However, drinking ten cups of coffee before trying to go to sleep has a real downside.

So you have to be smart enough to understand cause and effect, and knowing when, what, where, and how.

I was standing the shower thinking about this, and some song by Janes Addiction came to mind. “What is advantageous?” Some things look good, some things feel good, some things are painful. What advantage is there in life? Seems we should be able to make use of most things in life. Turns water to coldest possible setting, that will wake you up.

Laying on the sofa giving it further thought, what really is advantageous in life? It seems some things are good for us, some things aren’t so good for us. Having a society that is sober and drug free, has some advantage. If everyone was drunk or drugged out of their minds, society wouldn’t function very well.

At the same time, just as people think smoking cigarettes is a major disadvantage, as they feel getting sick and dying isn’t an advantage; it seems at some point in the lives of everyone living; they all eventually get sick and die.

So what is advantageous? That which never puts you at a dis-advantage. Then, how does anyone make it through life? Seems everyone at some point is faced with something that challenges them to grow, to learn, and to adapt.

Anything that puts you at a long term dis-advantage would be likely a very bad thing. Some people aren’t given choices in the matter, which is because life can be very unfair. So it is advantageous to do things that improve your life.

I think something that is advantageous would be something that would have good results if anyone were to do so well. There are some things that some people do better than others, so knowing your abilities helps a lot. Not everyone is going to benefit from jumping out of an airplane at twenty thousand feet. Some may find it is very beneficial; some people may find it a career limiting maneuver. To each their own, do everything within your abilities.

Doing what is best, requires that a person have the ability to reason and use logic to understand the full effects of their actions; long before they set out to make something happen.

What advantage is there in being poor? Seems in the long run, its usually a dis-advantage. Yet, some people have come from poverty to rise in life, and do very well for themselves. They learned that they must work for what they want, and have standards.

So poverty in itself isn’t really anything more than a setback. While, being totally stupid; is a major disadvantage. It’s pretty tough to get smarter when you’re as dumb as a rock.

There might be an upside to it; but only as long as you believe that ignorance is bliss.

Do what is advantageous for everyone in the long run, and society will benefit for a long time. You have to have understanding about cause and effect; and the long term goals that need to be accomplished. Anything that has long term dis-advantages would be something to avoid at all costs.

Be wise, feed your head; just make sure it’s not poison.

Sometimes in life, it seems you are screwed no matter what course of action you take, go left; you are screwed. Go right; you are screwed. You are not able to go back; the only thing you can do is go strait. Be brave; have courage. Live so well, no one will ever say you didn’t try.

At some point; everyone will find some problem in life, how you deal with it; that is what matters. Some people train their whole lives for one moment. Do what you can to make life better for everyone.

Photo Credit: Photo by Jocelyn Morales on Unsplash

Written By Christopher Thomas, a 42bitpi Geek!

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Meditation Video

One of my projects in recent months has taken shape. A friend of mine is creating meditation videos. In passing I casually asked if I could do the music for one of his videos.

Didn’t really believe anything would come from it; however here we are. They used my song for their video and it is live right now. Click this link: Meditation Music Series 2, #1 and go check it out.

It was a lot of fun to work on this project and make the music for this video. Making music is something I really enjoy doing, and it sounds pretty darn good too!

It is only five minutes long, so it is short enough that you can watch the whole thing. Take a look and check it out. Music by Christopher Thomas.

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Music I’m Listening To – Heavy Rotation

Music is good. And having great music to listen to is important. I want to talk about some of the albums I’m listening to in heavy rotation, and mention a few of my favorite songs. So without further mumbo jumbo, here is what I’m listening to in no particular order.

Heather Nova – Siren

Although this album was released in 1998, its new this week to me. I find her music comforting. It has great quality to it, and while its a little gentle for alternitive music, its got some heavy lyrics to it that makes my heart go Boom, Boom, Boom.

My favorite songs on this album are Avalanche and WinterBlue. She has a new album out: Pearl. Because I like her vocals and lyrics. It is soft and gentle, yet strong and solid in sound.

This is a heavy rotation favorite!

Sarah Bareilles – Amidst The Chaos

This is a special album. Great vocals and song writing. Maybe we will have a safe place to land? Give it a listen. It is good stuff. Lots of hope here, and a good lesson. Therefore listen to Sarah. She has a great album.

Joe Henry – Blood From Stars

This artist was someone I discovered about a year ago. It seems difficult to believe that I’ve been listening to his music that long and its still in rotation. Brilliant lyrics and sounds here. Not your average kind of music, its remarkably good. Highly recommended.

This album rocks, its brilliant sounds and lyrics. Because life is too short to not believe in something wonderful.

John Lennon – Plastic Ono Band

This was found out of desperation in my isolation. Its been a favorite since I found it. The lyrics of “Working Class Hero” and “God” just seem too bone chilling to forget. Thank goodness I found this album. The man is a genius.

It’s not for everyone, the song Well, well, well will leave you with the feeling that he is singing with passion. Unless you don’t like raw unfiltered you will feel something with this album.

AFI – Burials

This album is tough. Sometimes you need something extra, this album is my rough days go to listen. Somedays it gets me through the day a little better. Great sound here.

Therefore, give it a listen if your feeling in that dark mood that needs something to lift the gloom. Sure, they are emo, but who isn’t these days?

Lady Gaga – Chromatica

Interesting album. Love the gamut of the music on this album. Sounds really good in my opinion. What can you say? Lady Gaga is great; she doesn’t fail to perform this album in beauty and raw glitter.

Jolie Holland – Wine Dark Sea

This album is great. As an artist there is much respect for Hollands vocals and incredible talent. This album is strong and beautiful. Some of the best lyrics and thought provoking instruments in the recording.

Beth Wood – The Long Road

One of my all time favorites. Her songwriting skills are out of this world. One gem that is brilliant and likely be remembered as a genius. This album has gotten me through some tough days, and long nights. Song writing is perfect. There are stories here, give them a listen.

Conclusion

So this is what I’ve been listening to in heavy rotation, with no special order. This is only the stuff I’m listening to while I’m awake. When I’m sleeping classical music plays on a special playlist. Life without music wouldn’t be worthy of my time, its something that makes life much better. I’ve been working to make some of my own music, you can give it a listen here: Soundcloud ctopher42.

Thanks!

Written by Christopher Thomas, founder MyDigitalChaos.Net

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Comfort Zones

Comfort Zones

If there is one thing that will knock your creativity for a sour loop, it is your comfort zones. You get comfortable, you get too comfortable, and your creativity starts to take a nose dive.

I’ve heard it said, “Stay hungry, stay foolish!” I had always thought its good advice and while I understood it on the surface level, it took me a while to realize its about staying outside one’s own comfort zone.

So in these strange times, be aware; have a care. Still you have to do something that scares you a little bit every day. Just going for a walk isn’t really enough, you have to be pushing the envelope in your everyday living.

Try writing a stranger, or talking with someone new. Go indoor skydiving once or twice. You have to be doing something that is outside your current frame of mind. That is how new ways of looking at things is discovered. That is how growth happens.

Don’t get too comfortable if you want to be highly creative. That comfort zone will make sour paintings if you are not careful.

Stay brave, Stay strong. Calibrate Yourself For Success!

You can read a great article about doing something brave here: https://www.wakeupcloud.com/putting-yourself-out-there/

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