Thursday, December 5, 2019

pure silliness


During morning walk, Lohbado made another attempt to tell the story of his life.

Sunday, November 24, 2019

what is philosophy


In a book called What is Philosophy, Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari present philosophy as the activity of making concepts. Philosophical concepts are distinguished from concepts in art or science. A philosophical concept involves a process of teaching and learning. Concepts in the western tradition are played out by friends, or characters associated with concepts, for example Descartes and cogito, or Leibniz and monads.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Walk


Lohbado read a passage over breakfast from MIlle Plateaux by Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari and reflected on it during morning walk. It's a poetic/philosophical text with images of the mind and thinking. The book begins with a famous section about rhizome image of knowledge, an open network of infinite exploration in contrast to the older tree model in which everything refers back to a central dominating reference point, a tree trunk, with branches of knowledge. The discussion of mind reflect a dynamic play of forces, for example, structure and form, material and expression.

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Lohbado is a Confusionist


Lohbado comes out of the closet and admits his status as a Confusionist. Confusionism is a practice of noticing confusion or ignorance whenever possible in one's own mind in order to not let it hold one back from exploring life.

Sunday, November 3, 2019

moronovian metaphysics


Moronovian metaphysics is about trying to understand what may or may not be happening. The method involves contemplation. As expression, it uses all of the senses, word, music, image, motion.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

urge to dominate


Urge to dominate could lead to delusional states in which one sets oneself up as an authority on reality, to the point of feeling one knows just about everything. Sometimes one has an attitude of "I think therefore it's true." The antidote to the urge to dominate is to acknowledge one's limitations. One could aspire to learn and to question one's assumptions and strong emotions.

Monday, October 14, 2019

power of nature


Relaxing on a Sunday afternoon in Montreal, Lohbado thought of his grandmother who spent her final years living in an old wooden house in the forest. He often visited her during the 1960ies.