Mindblown: a blog about philosophy.

  • 1 in 497: BIG announcement here now

    ABLE TO RESIST CLICKBAIT? Sorry — but you are NOT 1-in-497. Better luck in 2027! I’ll let you go now to spend wildly on the dubious ‘Black Friday Offers’ that are too good to miss this week! Keep clicking! 😉

  • What is God? or What if God is…?

    So, what is God? Or rather What if God is…? Some would suggest it’s a ‘big’ question but …here is a simple record of a recent social media post (I made) and the ‘beginnings’ of some philosophical musings about what (the thing that some people refer to as) God may be… If you’d prefer you […]

  • H. sapiens: species of distinction or extinction?

    Having just watched a short summary of extinction events occurring over the past 500 years I was inspired to observe: An interesting summary… It tends to support what I have increasingly thought… that the answer to the question: “What is the purpose of life?” is simply “To beget life” The meaning of life… (For H, […]

  • logic and enlightenment

    An interesting little allegory arguably concerning ‘logic’ and ‘enlightenment’ that has been passed around the Internet allegedly coming from the pen of Hungarian writer, Útmutató a Léleknek goes as follows: “In a mother’s womb were two babies. One asked the other: “Do you believe in life after delivery?” The other replied, “Why, of course. There has […]

  • jabberwocky | someone else’s ‘nonsense’ poem

    jabberwocky is possibly the most acclaimed nonsense rhyme ever written in the English language. Charles Dodgson writing under his pen-name Lewis Carroll included it in his famous children’s story: Through the Looking-Glass, the sequel to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and it tells of the slaying of a fearsome beast called the The Jabberwock! The poem […]

  • a poet’s plight | an ironic short poem

    Ironically inspired by a ‘visitor from Porlock’ this short poem refers to the individual who even caused the tale of Kubla Khan to be cut short… 🙂

  • cheeky fairy | prose poem

    Now that the ladybird has somewhere to go to when she ‘flies away home’, a short prose poem to celebrate the occasion that was inspired by the wave of the wand… or perhaps a swing of the ‘magical axe’ 🙂 😉

  • apocalypse | as the four horsemen ride out in 2022

    With humanity anything but free from the pandemic pestilence of the last two and a half years, with war in the news by the day, and famine for as many as 200 million forecast by the ‘powers that be’… it seems that we are beset daily with tales of economic woes on the horizon: recession, […]

  • dream girl | a quirky little rhyming poem

    As happens on the infrequent occasions a poem manifests itself this quirky little traditional rhyming story poem ‘downloaded from the ether’ onto my page on an odd day in 2021… and (inspired by the general mood of that mid-pandemic period perhaps?) reflects the lack lustre existence of a female protagonist who only seems to experience […]

  • spring’s song | a poem that sprung to mind in 2019

    spring’s song is a short rhyming poem written in 2019, during the spring whilst sitting outside here in portugal and listening to this myriad of sounds like an orchestra of heralding clarion calls that, along with the accompanying visual cornucopia of verdancy, all atest to summer’s imminent arrival:

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