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Comforting Thought

Bite-sized comfort and spirituality in a turmultuous world


Artists & Writers in Their Own Words: Jari Österberg AKA Liuos

Comforting Thought: Don’t be afraid of repetition and obligation in our lives

“Without cyclical repetition, our lives dissolve into empty noise devoid of content. Without repetition, there is no obligation. Repetition is getting up every morning and making pack lunches for the kids. It’s visiting old friends, even though they may be depressed and not that fun to be around. “It is absurd to be eternally mobile,Continue reading “Comforting Thought: Don’t be afraid of repetition and obligation in our lives”

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Ancient Word of the Day

Words dredged up from the pelagic zone of language


Ancient word of the day: Celandine

Ancient word of the day: Celandine

This pretty yellow star-like flower is from the buttercup family. It is common to see it flourishing at the beginning of spring in new grasses, hedges and in at the banks of rivers. It blankets forest floors. Commonly thought of as being a weed, it is still absolutely beautiful to behold.

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10 Cool Things I Found On the Internet

A weekly palate cleanser of quirky wonder


Lake Baikal Zen

10 Interesting Things I found on the Internet #33

Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of coconut water, welcome to another dimension-coasting, mind-contorting journey into the weird and wonderful world of the internet. Featuring some guest stars and some of the same old cast you know and love. I hope you will join me… A bee-faced mushroom shaman from 9,000 years ago on a cave wallContinue reading “10 Interesting Things I found on the Internet #33”

when godzilla met king kong

10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #32

Godzilla met King Kong when they were just kids! Memento Mori by High Dependency Unit A sweeping and melodramatic post-rock album by Kiwi band High Dependency Unit that’s filled with light and dark. A bustling sushi city by the creative genius in miniature Tatsuya Tanaka A Journey to the Big Cat Sanctuary with Heather SmallContinue reading “10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #32”

Tiny lizard shedding looks like he's ready for outer space

10 Interesting Things I Found On the Internet #31

Here are some flotsam and jetsam that I found floating around the river earlier on, I’ve let it all dry out and it will make a nice wall display later… This cat that feels dejected and jealous of his cat friend Animals experience jealousy, anger, love, confusion, excitment in the same way that we do.Continue reading “10 Interesting Things I Found On the Internet #31”

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Book Reviews

Mind-expanding fantasy, quirky history books and more


Book Review: Animals Make Us Human: Edited by Leah Kaminsky and Meg Keneally

Book Review: Animals Make Us Human: Edited by Leah Kaminsky and Meg Keneally

Genre: Non-fiction, nature, animals Publisher: Penguin Life Rating: 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 The Christmas/New Year of 2019/2020 bush fires scorched through enormous swathes of land across the whole of Australia and killed many millions of native animals. Afterwards, there was a huge outpouring of collective grief from people not only in Australia, but throughout theContinue reading “Book Review: Animals Make Us Human: Edited by Leah Kaminsky and Meg Keneally”

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Artists, Writers & Musicians In Their Own Words

Unique and inspiring art by interesting people


Artists & Writers in Their Own Words: Jarod K Anderson AKA The Cryptonaturalist

Artists & Writers in Their Own Words: Jarod K Anderson AKA The Cryptonaturalist

The Cryptonaturalist podcast is the creation of Jarod K Anderson. It’s a completely unique, poetic and quirky fictional podcast in the genre of a classic nature documentary. Yet that’s where its similarity with the known world ends. This is David Attenborough meets The X Files, or Jane Goodall meets Big Foot. In the lingering shadowsContinue reading “Artists & Writers in Their Own Words: Jarod K Anderson AKA The Cryptonaturalist”

Artists & Writers in Their Own Words: Jari Österberg AKA Liuos

Artists & Writers in Their Own Words: Jari Österberg AKA Liuos

Jari Österberg AKA Liuos first became a techno producer in the early 90’s. He became a one-man band with the help of the Amiga 500 computer and produced vast swathes of interesting and experimental techno albums. As years went by, he started to use more hardware and his production started to lean more towards minimalistContinue reading “Artists & Writers in Their Own Words: Jari Österberg AKA Liuos”

Artists & Writers in Their Own Words: Evaldas Azbukauskas AKA Giriu Dvasios

Artists & Writers in Their Own Words: Evaldas Azbukauskas AKA Giriu Dvasios

Evaldas Azbukauskas AKA Giriu Dvasios makes completely unique and haunting music that ranges through different terrains of dub techno, ambient, techno, Lithuanian folk and much more. His genre-shuffling music was too unusual to be noticed by other record labels, so ten years ago he created his own label and ever since then has been championingContinue reading “Artists & Writers in Their Own Words: Evaldas Azbukauskas AKA Giriu Dvasios”

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The Natural World

Organisms, real, imagined, extinct and extant.


An Anatomical Guide to Godzilla and other Gigantic Japanese monsters

An Anatomical Guide to Godzilla and other Gigantic Japanese Monsters

These amazing diagrams showing a medical cross–section of Godzilla along with other Japanese monsters such as Mothra, Gamera and Agurius. These illustrations were created in 1967 by Shogo Endo for a book called ‘An Anatomical Guide to Monsters’. This cult book was crafted by Shoji Otomo (writer) along with Shogo Endo (illustrator) (1967). An AnatomicalContinue reading “An Anatomical Guide to Godzilla and other Gigantic Japanese Monsters”

Maori nature ancient

10 Hours of Aliens from a Sea Shanty of the Deep

Here is 10 hours of BBC deep ocean footage in 4K without narration or music. Bliss out and enjoy these wondrous and cute creatures that dance on the ocean floor. No need to watch news just escape to the world of the ocean. No wonder people in ancient times mistook these animals for monsters!

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Te Ao Māori

All about the indigenous culture of Aotearoa, New Zealand


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Content Catnip TV

Transportative videos made by Content Catnip


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Travel Tales

Nostalgic travel from the time before ‘you know whathappened


Every Picture Tells A Story: The Gloaming on the Isle of Skye

Travel: Roaming in the gloaming in the land of soft colours and dramatic firmaments

Around ten years ago, I had the best trip of my life when I went to the Isle of Skye, Scotland with the Polish bear. We cozied up in the most comfortable little croft in all of the Scottish isles. Located in Borreraig, the farthest point of the Isle of Skye and as far awayContinue reading “Travel: Roaming in the gloaming in the land of soft colours and dramatic firmaments”

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Obscure Music

Unusual little-heard music to inspire creativity


An awesome playlist low-fi / house / ambient / psychedelic artists from New Zealand

Awesome low-fi / house / ambient / psychedelic artists from New Zealand

Skip to the end for an amazing playlist of these artists on Youtube Aldous Harding From Christchurch, Aldous Harding is known throughout the world for her strange, unnerving stage presence and her delicate and yet raw brand of folk. She’s quite enigmatic and unlike any other artist. You may take a while to warm toContinue reading “Awesome low-fi / house / ambient / psychedelic artists from New Zealand”

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