Tag Archives: kaleva’s songs

Keep looking for the rhythm of the magic, don’t let it go

When I forget why I’m here and what I’m looking for, I forget to keep looking for it. I was drawn back to the keyboard to write this post today, after giving up for the umpteenth time to craft a coherent blogpost in the analytical style. I’ve got at least 4 different drafts saved with […]

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Writing for pleasure

6 weeks into full-fledged blogging, I find myself approaching the keyboard for the sheer pleasure of writing again. Have I found the music of my word song that I was looking for? I don’t know. I haven’t actually thought about it recently, I’ve just been writing. The barrier to sitting down to write – for […]

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Working Progress

I have come to deeply appreciate the role of the bystander, who stands there and smokes while watching the artist’s working progress.

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Let me…

Let me be the month of April, the poetry month they say. Let me sing the song of spring, the sun shines every day. Let me look around with wonder, gaze upon the streams; walk within the forest, and muse upon the trees. Let me find the joy of life, and learn to love the […]

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How literature review is changing my own mindset and perspective

Diving deep in to the literature of specific topics and on narrowly focused subject matter has been surprisingly pleasurable. And unexpected. The presence of the blog as an accompaniment is like a condiment for food for thought. In the month since I began to take blogging again seriously, even with the struggles to write down […]

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The Magic of Sensemaking

Really, there’s no other way to say this but Weick (Weick, 2011) here is clearly struggling to express in words his song of magic that he’s perceived in the decades spent in sensemaking and its power. After all, if indeed the Kalevala highlights the core aspect of Finnish magic from the time before writing, when […]

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Digitalization’s discontents and the meaning of life

I was musing on the concept of grand purposes last night, and how the concept of finding meaning in one’s life work tends to be correlated with world changing scale. What if it wasn’t so anymore? Sitting here isolated by externally imposed constraints restricting movement and in person meetings, I got to wondering how I […]

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Have I found my new focal length?

When I picked up the metaphorical pen again last month, here on this blog, after almost a decade of silence, I discovered in the course of my writing that I must find a way to change the focal length of my mind’s eye. As I wrote on March 20th, only my second post in the […]

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The fast moving river flowing unseen beneath still waters

I do not yet have all the words to craft an articulation of the movement I can sense occurring beneath the surface of my thinking and feeling. But happening it is, and so I play the keyboard tonight in hopes of picking up the faint sounds of the music I haven’t given up looking for […]

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Do digital lyrics convey the magic?

One of the questions being raised in social conversations – over digital means – with friends in different countries is whether the acceleration of digitalization brought about by the pandemic’s constraints might not, in fact, be influencing those of us of a certain age to think like Luddites. This sentence could probably have been framed […]

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