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“The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.” Ellen Parr

We grumble…

…because it doesn’t happen enough, really. I mean, how often, when we're reading or listening to something or someone, do we hear something that starts our minds on some only halfway related tangent? I'm sure it happens to some people more than other people, but I would feel uncomfortable asserting that it isn't one of the common experiences of the human race.

That's curiosity. That's the urge to look behind curtains and wonder about the other sides of hills. It's what makes us invent and explore, that impulse to wonder what went unsaid, like some kind of metaphorical itch.

If this blog has a unifying theme, it's to scratch mental itches. It's not an exhaustive encyclopedia of academic treatises attempting to obscure all ignorance behind some pretense of expertise, which can only ever be a snapshot of a moment anyway. Ask the last Ptolemaic physicist. He still has no idea what happened.

Instead, this blog seeks to give air to those instances when the imagination interrupts what’s going on with a sometimes only obliquely related point of curiosity.


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  • 'The Art of Annoying Stories' daCunha blog by Oliver Shiny
    The Art of Annoying Stories
    Oliver
    Stories are like Rube Goldberg machines: inviting examination of the term "unnecessarily complicated."

Some mental itches to scratch

  • Tiny white toadstool amidst autumn leaves - 'Touch the world, describe the world, and always include a third item on your list' Oliver Shiny on daCunha.global blog
    Touch the world, describe the world, and always include a third item on your list
    Oliver
    It's a matter of perspective. But, then, what isn't?... That's a real question. What ISN'T a matter of perspective? I'm plagued by this question.
  • 'The Art of Annoying Stories' daCunha blog by Oliver Shiny
    The Art of Annoying Stories
    Oliver
    Stories are like Rube Goldberg machines: inviting examination of the term "unnecessarily complicated."
  • Wide open plains - Letters to daCunha from author Ben Weinberg - daCunha blog
    Letters to daCunha from Ben Weinberg
    Benjamin Weinberg
    Letter writing isn’t a lost art, just a rare one.
  • Looking up at a city scape of sky scrapers - When Dreams Come True - Sideways Cliches #2 Oliver Shiny on daCunha.global
    Sideways Cliches #2: When dreams come true
    Oliver
    Fate is when timing and observation create revelation.
  • Sideways Cliches #4: A (human scale) dark and stormy night
    Oliver
    Let's explore.
  • daCunha anthology no 1 on a garden table next to a pot of pansies and some glasses
    First Fiction Anthology - Our Authors
    Jacky Fitt
    Discover who are our featured authors for our first fiction anthology.
  • A photograph of a typewriter on a wooden bench. 'Thought-coloured painting' Oliver Shiny on daCunha.global
    Thought-colored painting
    Oliver
    Antagonism is not the only, nor the most compelling, source of conflict.
  • Army photography of a young man. 'The Nuked Man' - Made Up Words - daCunha.global
    About The Nuked Man
    Jennifer Brown
    Meet Jennifer Brown’s grandfather, the Nuked Man.

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