The Something Monologues

TSM97 : Reflections on Writing My ET Novel and the True Nature of the Hairy Folk

I made this monologue while resting from a bout of nausea during one of my walks !

In today's monologue I reflect on how I'm approaching writing parts of my ET novel, share a little of my son's recent experience with a male Yowie and speculate on the true nature of the Hairy Folk (where they live, how they shift their physicality by passing in and out of this reality and who Hairy Folk experiencers are likely to be), based on my experiences with 3 groups of them and what I have learned from the ETs.

It is my wish in this monologue that I can encourage you to look very differently at the Hairy Folk and consider who they are from a much wider perspective. 

Prendre plaisir !  Qǐng xiǎngyòng !  Nyt ! Kia pai !

Brightus Garlicus. ;-)

TSM96 : The Joy of Ageing

I've always envied people who were older than me and as I approach 50, I feel a real sense of excitement about where I'm at in life and what is to come. In this monologue I reflect on ageing, by exploring :

The negative baggage associated with physical and mental changes
Our fears of dying
The joy of ageing and old age
The importance of accepting ageing
The benefits of old age and why it's worth looking forward to getting older
The best and worst kinds of ageing
Grumpy phases
Transcending the fears associated with ageing and embracing the wonder of getting older
Moving through the passage of perpetual grief and growing through resilience
The choice we all have about how to age. 
You wont find any sympathy or regret in  this monologue.

You may wish to skip the first 23 minutes and my wishing to provide my sick sister with a means to fulfill a lifelong dream. I was having a hard time with her illness and seeing her suffering. 

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I can't recommend the writings of Marie De Hennezel, particularly her books on dying and ageing. Unfortunately most of her books are in French but at least two of them are in English. 

May you enjoy People of Earth.

Bright Tadpole.

TSM95 : True Freedom, Relative Freedom and The Illusion of Freedom

Lots of people talk about freedom and the fight for freedom but just what the hell do they mean ? In today's monologue I explore 3 different aspects of freedom  - true freedom, relative freedom and the illusion of freedom. Don't expect to find any Ascension up any one's arse into the 5th dimension !  

In today's rambleathon I explore the concept of relative freedom, true freedom (which is freedom of choice), how labels (including religious labels, atheism, agnosticism, materialism/reductionism) and how our ideas, beliefs, roles and conditioning (family, race, education and religion) restrict our freedom and create further bondage.

TSM94 : I Am a Serial Killer and So Are You

I'm a sucker for dramatic titles. You'll have to listen to this to find out if I am a serial killer !

In today's monologue I explore our interconnectedness and the impact that our diets and lifestyles have on other living things. Carnivours, Omnivours, Pescans/Pescatarians, Vegetarians and Vegans watch out ! Air eaters get a way with full marks !

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Enjoy !



TSM93 : Speech and Language, Shared Agreements - Part 2

Last monologue I presented you with some nonsensical rubbish - a mishmash of things I'd previously edited out of older TSMs. Having no idea where I was going, I decided to pursue the theme of speech and language as shared agreements.  

In today's monologue I explore some of the variables of speech (volume, tempo, tone, timbre and texture - you can add syntax, articulation and several other variables to this list) and how they relate to context. In addition I explore language and how language shifts context through different roles, occupations and cultures. To listen to this monologue, you'll have to endure some really lame impersonations.

The essence of what I am trying to convey to you in today's monologue, is that our entire society functions through unconscious and conscious shared agreements. We begin with speech and language (with thought and feeling) as the foundation and build on them through writing, mathematics, culture, religion, ideas, beliefs, values, specific disciplines and ultimately behaviour and actions.  

In the final part of today's monologue I explore telepathic/telempathic communication and how mind appears to provide a natural translation between human languages and human and non human languages. 

In normal English we use a specific word order, characterized by Subjects, Objects and Verbs. Typical word orders in English include SVO, OVS and VSO. Our friend Yoda speaks with a very different word order - OSV e.g. "Sick I've become. Strong with the Force you are. Your father he is. When nine hundred years you reach, look as good you will not." (see David Crystal's The Cambridge Encyclopedia if Language).

Enjoy !