Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Journey Continues

More published reviews in the last fortnight, both for Hub Magazine. I also have another book to review, which I finished this morning.

The joy of it is that I get a free book and get published for reading it. OK, they're not necessarily the kind of books that I would normally read, but they aren't bad. They also give me hope that I CAN get published one day.

So, my name's getting out there and I may even submit a short story to Hub soon.

One step at a time.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Another Milestone

I've had my first 'official review' published.

I was sent a book called 'The Age of Zeus' by Hub magazine, read it, reviewed it and sent the review off. It was published this week in Hub 114. WOOHOO!

Another step on the road to world domination complete.

If you read it, you may wonder why I refer to raining about half way through. I meant training. Oops. Lesson learned...again.

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On Friday, I gave you my thoughts on dreams. Over the weekend I had another insight, this time about how we access those memories.

For each of those pictures in the gallery, our minds assign key words, phrases, sounds, smells, sights. Whenever we see, hear, feel etc anything in that list, the memory is triggered.

Each of those memories is also stored in a gallery of similar memories, so when we access one of them we access them all.

I also think that the gallery is constantly being rearranged as we add new memories. New wings are added, some are combined, others removed or redecorated.

Have a great week. I will as the sun is out. I just hope it stays out.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Dreams Are Made of This

I've had some weird dreams lately. Saving the world with the help of Lady Penelope, going to the USA and being asked to take a test by the immigration officials and several other things.

But what are dreams? I have a theory.

It's often said that our minds are like computers in which we store information in files within folders. I think our minds are more akin to an art gallery, with every important moment captured in a picture.

Our dreams are our mind's way of arranging the gallery so only the most important information is immediately available, and bringing back old memories to help us solve current problems.

I'm not sure how that works with remembering how to do maths though.

Still, it's something to ponder at the weekend.

Have a great one.

Friday, March 05, 2010

After Life

When you die, what do you want to do?

If you have no belief in the afterlife, then this question isn't for you. If you have any belief in life after death, of whatever sort, what would be the first thing you want to do?

I'd want to visit the middle star of Orion's belt. I would stand on any planets that orbit it and watch a sunrise and maybe hang about in space for a while and take in the magnitude of the universe.

Why?

Many years ago I thought about the resurrection and what life would be like as a spiritual being. One thing followed another and I started to wonder what would be the first things Christ would say to me. One of the questions that came up was, 'where would you like to go first?' I didn't have an instant answer, so I pondered it for a while. Then, one night when I was looking into the sky, I thought about visiting the stars. That was when I had the idea and I've never forgotten it.

What would be the first thing you want to do in the hereafter?