This is the 100th post here on Surfing the Zeitgeist. Since I began this project the subjects have ranged from legend to futurism. From creative process to both profession writing and sculpture. From who I have been to who I aspire to be.
Maintaining a nearly weekly schedule on a blog has helped focus my thinking, which as you’ve seen can range across a wide range of topics. That’s fine for amusement but when there’s a task at hand it helps to have a structure and/or outline. There have been a few personal landmarks along the way – not the least of which being the loss of Leonard Nimoy.
I’ve also been able to celebrate my collaborations with Leanna Renee Hieber, the Nerdy Duo, and Simon Berman. There have been links to my other blog-work at Criminal Element. Through all the past 99 posts I have enjoyed tracking the nations from which Visits and Likes have come. The number of countries on that tally coincidentally sits at 99. It’s fun to have a bet with myself on the next addition to the list but I’m nearly always surprised, though I am fairly certain № 100 will not be North Korea.
Apart from providing insight to how I go about my projects I’ve given a few glimpses at my philosophy – hopefully without being controversial. My heroes and notions of civics don’t have to be yours; if we all agreed on every point what would be the purpose of a blog anyway?
A hero’s journey and a personal one may both fall under the rubric of per aspera ad astra (through hardships to the stars). High hopes lead to higher aim. My motto for the past 25 years has been, “The only raw material required to manufacture hope is time.”
Please take a moment to visit Criminal Element‘s posting of my 7th essay for them. If you like it – if you don’t – I invite you to comment here either way.
My sixth post with Criminal Element has gone live. It expresses some of my opinions about World War II. Culturally, we’re obsessed with that time in history. I’m no exception. The image here is an example (me portraying a Royal Air Force air commodore). The post linked above shares some reasons why.
Criminal Element has run my essay of opinions and predictions about what to expect from Season 2 of Amazon Prime’s Bosch.
Today is the birthday of a man known as Dr. Theophrastus Seuss. I’ve more of an affinity for his work than I think I’ve reason to do so. It isn’t just Horton Hears a Who! or the one about all those fish that I remember fondly; the particular favorite is On Beyond Zebra!
Criminal Element has published a new essay of mine, in which I cover some of the less well-known details of Mr. Geisel’s life and career. In preparing for the article I discovered some details I’d either forgotten or never knew at all.
Now I want to see a biographical film. In the meantime, please consider reading the post with CE.
Criminal Element has run my third post. Fans of Mission: Impossible, including the original series, should visit.
Note: This week’s regular blog entry may be delayed by preparations for the forecast storm. Your other mission – if within the region – is to stay safe and warm and well-provisioned. This post will not self-destruct.
I couldn’t be more pleased to alert you to Criminal Element publishing my second submission with them. And, in a week that took both David Bowie and Alan Rickman, I needed some happy news. Before visiting the post there you can probably guess the topic from the image below.
Note: There will be a regular post here later today. Please consider this a special announcement.