The meaning of dreams

I remember school telling me dreams originated in the right hemisphere.1 Dreaming involves both hemispheres and we’ve still got a lot to figure out about it. The subconscious has such interesting ways of talking. I’m not well tuned into the complexities of my own emotions. Analyzing my own dreams helps me figure out where I’m at. There are dream dictionaries out there where they will tell you what the symbols mean but fortunately, we’re not simple enough for dream dictionaries to work.

Preparation for the hallowed days

of Halloween

Speaking of the time of year, I wrote a three day Halloween centered holiday festival thing last year. It’s kind of a set of rituals for reconnecting with the parts of your personal community you need to reconnect with.

I wrote it for a particular audience and I have a different audience this year. I’ll try to re-write it for this year along with an explanation of why I think it’s important to have something like it. But not today.

Not just writing

I didn’t forget I have a blog. I just got tied up on writing. I wrote a bunch of words and it kind of ate up all my blogging time. Not to mention my relaxing time and my time for all the other things outside of the day job. I tend to do a lot of thinking on my commute. Sometimes I’m just planning out projects or my week. Other times, I’m thinking about how to do life differently.

My next project


For the last few months, I’ve been thinking about what to do for my next novel. Last time I counted up all the novel ideas I hadn’t either ruled out, written, or permanently lost crucial notes for, I came up with 16. I think I’ve added some to the list. I know I added one yesterday.

With American politics, I’ve found myself vacillating between two or three of my oldest. If I had written them when I had the ideas, they would seem prescient. Now, they’re just timely.