The clipboard knows.


I believe in magic. I do.

In this impossible world of ours, I have to believe in this. Otherwise, I fear, I just might explode right where I am sitting.

I believe in science too. Pretty much, equally. I have to. See the line above.

This Universe of ours continues to expand at rates most of us humans cannot fathom. The infinity of this place is mind-blowing-ly enormous. It is my assertion, that the possibilities therein are equally enormous. We dumb, dumb humans, will never know all there is to know.

We will never know it all.
I believe in magic.
I believe in science.

For the naysayers, I say, “Wait and see.”
But then again, our lives are fairly short, given the grander timeline of things. So in our human years, we may run out of time on the “waiting and seeing” thing.

The measures? The average human life expectancy is right around 78 years.

The Universe began about 13.8 BILLION years ago, give or take a few months.

Yet. We, humans, have passed along pretty good notes through time. But even still, we humans have only been on Planet Earth for 2.8 million years. Standing up, and walking around, and what have you. So, we have a whole lot to learn.

Of course, all of this is bunk if you are one of the letter-of-the-law Bible believers. Like the Creationists. They only give the earth a 6,000-year-old birthday.

I know people with socks older than that. But nonetheless.

I started writing all of this in defense of science. It does good things. Like. Those whacky ScienceFolks have taken the time to prove some things that are painfully obvious. They’ve done it for science’s sake.

The studies have included the following very obvious things:
1. Cornflakes test better in milk. (In the lab, the found that adding water altered the molecular cohesiveness that milk would otherwise provide.)
Seeeeeee? The obvious, proven beyond a shadow of a doubt. There’s more.
2. Kids who do homework get higher grades. (Kids who took home assignments had higher test scores and retention rates. ). Teachers, rejoice.
3. Your cat is totally ignoring you. (Evolution. Unlike dogs, which were bred and domesticated by humans, cats domesticated themselves. They just aren’t hardwired to listen for commands.). I once had a cat flip me off.
4. Meetings suck. (By analyzing the diary entries of workers, researchers concluded that meetings make employees stressed and grumpy, hindering even the most motivated workers from getting things done.) I cannot tell you how much I dislike meetings.

Oh, it goes on. Pigs love mud. High Heels hurt. Eating too much causes weight gain. People change clothes based on the weather. “Sexy” waitresses get higher tips. Reading is good for your brain. On and on. The science reports have proven all these patent things. But it also proves the astounding and amazing. To the far reaches of our infinity.

So, here is the thing.

As you step out of your door today, remember:
It is completely obvious.
Out there.
It is completely infinite & unknown.
It is completely magical.

And discovering this is a beautiful thing.


“Waking up is not a selfish pursuit of happiness, it is a revolutionary stance, from the inside out, for the benefit of all beings in existence.”
― Noah Levine


“Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in Eternal awareness or Pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity.”
― Voltaire

“It’s all a matter of paying attention, being awake in the present moment, and not expecting a huge payoff. The magic in this world seems to work in whispers and small kindnesses.”
― Charles de Lint