Category Archives for Reflections

In the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the alternation of night and day, there are Signs for people of intelligence

Geek vs. Mr Cool

Dearly beloved, When I was first getting into graphics, I yearned for a Mac (but could not afford one). That was way back when they were beige: not cool, but highly functional. However, when they started that whole PC vs. Mac … Continue reading

10. April 2014 by Timothy Bowes
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Are we developing a Chosen People syndrome?

10. April 2014 by Timothy Bowes
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Standards

For all the claims a decade ago, that journalists are a far superior species to bloggers, somebody needs to explain why so many newspapers now quote stories in other papers verbatim, without verifying the facts; how Twitter became a trusted … Continue reading

19. March 2014 by Timothy Bowes
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Action, reaction, inaction

Sometimes the action required of us is to do nothing. To not fly into a rage. To not demand revenge. To say nothing. To not forward emotional blackmail. To not charge into battle, to not add suffering on top of … Continue reading

10. March 2014 by Timothy Bowes
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Some fools

My companions are brilliant, erudite, learned and wise; perceptive, with piercing insight. I sit with them, flummoxed by my own ignorance, confounded by my dumb tongue and my outbursts of unmistakably unhilarious humour. They are the hyperliterate intellectuals our community … Continue reading

10. March 2014 by Timothy Bowes
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Less

I listened patiently and quietly as they talked and talked for minutes on end, but when I finally opened my mouth to speak, I could not even finish my sentence. Momentarily I was irritated, until I thought to myself: training … Continue reading

09. March 2014 by Timothy Bowes
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Intents

Some of us embraced religion to escape the darkness within. Others use it to justify it.

03. March 2014 by Timothy Bowes
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Stuck

I wilfully ran into a labyrinth of my own design and now I can’t find my way out.

27. February 2014 by Timothy Bowes
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New Rituals

I have grown weary of these technologies which have become our everything. They have put in place new daily rituals, more sacred than prayer. This plate of glass, these intricate pixels: they have become the first thing I see in … Continue reading

27. February 2014 by Timothy Bowes
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Inverted Beauty

Who convinced these people to embrace the hideousification of the face? Why uglify yourself that way? Grateful to have preceded Generation Mipster; we were blessed with the natural elegance of an unassuming modest beauty. The grotesque, gargantuan inventions of today’s … Continue reading

15. February 2014 by Timothy Bowes
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