It’s all you

Do you notice when you’re dreaming that people in your dreams seem strange to you and do strange things? Sometimes you have nightmares and they might even be chasing you and trying to kill you.

Have you given much thought to that? Those people are YOU. They’re part of your mind. Even the objects in the dream that you’re seeing, hearing, touching, and otherwise interacting with are YOU. They’re alive. How do the characters in your dreams ever surprise you with what they do next? Why do they ever disagree with you? Why are you arguing with that rude lady in the checkout line at the grocery store when she’s YOU?

There must be some reason, right? Your mind manufactures dreams for some reason. Maybe the various things in your dream are symbolic of some inner conflict or dilemma that you’re trying to figure out and you’re working through that thought process with personifications and metaphors. Maybe your brain is strengthening certain neural connections and solidifying memories and the dream is just how your conscious mind experiences that process. Maybe your brain is just emptying the trash of trivial thoughts and memories like when your computer runs a maintenance protocol to save space on your hard drive and keep it running more efficiently.

Regardless, everything that is you is a lot more than your conscious mind. It’s your subconcious. It’s your hormones–they affect your decisions. It’s how hungry you are. It’s the pain you’re feeling at any moment. Dreams about our teeth falling out are common when we have toothaches. But do you wonder if part of your brain is a lot smarter than you realize conciously and maybe it knows exactly what it’s doing and why?

Sleep tight.

This is somewhat related to an article I wrote a while back called What we are and what we aren’t.


Absent for Porcfest

I will be preparing for and then leaving for Porcfest in a couple of days and then be at Porcfest and gone for a week.  Therefore, be aware that there will not be a new comic release during that time.  If you decide to make a contribution, please be aware that it will not show on the meter or cause a new comic to be released until I get back from Porcfest a week from Sunday.

Fans Now Control the Release Schedule of Comics!

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What Will it Take to Get Governments Out of Marriage?

I’ve been having a conversation with a smart person pretending to be an idiot over on the Free State Project forum. Generally, the only point of an argument with someone who ignores logical and rational thought is for the benefit of the audience. Presumably at least some of those seeing the discussion will be rational and will gain something from the exchange, even if it’s just the realization that one of the people is full of shit. However, there was an added benefit to this otherwise seemingly hopeless attempt to have a rational discussion. I realized that a misinterpretation of a key term in the discussion has corrupted the entire debate.

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“Prometheus Unchained” IS TOTALLY GAY!

I apologize for not posting much.  I’ve been busy with a lot of creative projects.  One of them is plans for a podcast with discussion of gay and lesbian issues from a liberty perspective, which has evolved into a radio show, with hosts Neal Conner and yours truly, and with a different guest host each week.  And… our first show is tomorrow!  Stephanie Murphy of the Porc Therapy Podcast will be our guest host.  The show will be broadcast live on the Liberty Radio Network Sundays from noon to 2pm and you’ll be able to call in and join the discussion.  The archive will be re-broadcast at various points each following week, as well as being download-able for free from the website.

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