First off, let me give a warm welcome to all the newcomers to this forum, it's great to see some new faces here! This is a great place to share and work out concerns about the many troubling - and exciting - issues facing us today. So please feel free to share both the frivolous and those deep core issues.
With that said, I was reading an old article about the UFO phenomenon and came across something that struck me. When describing where they possibly came from the writer wrote "from out of space" instead of outer space. Upon reflection this began making more and more sense. In one stroke it wiped out the geographical/distance element and ushered in something else entirely, something bordering on the fantastic and other worldly. Is it possible that it was never intended to be "outer space" at all but that that phrase was conveniently latched onto by the disinfo agents? Honestly, I guess both work and have their uses, but I really like the idea that they come from "out of space" and not from far away. And no, I'm not a big UFO guy, but that was one of those "ah-ha" moments for me that opened up new possibilities.
Another one was in reading and listening to Mark Passio's work. I began perusing his sight What On Earth Is Happening - Podcasts and listening to his podcasts. Included with each podcast are some images which relate to his talk. All of these images are pretty spot on but one in particular having to do with the word anarchy caught my attention. First off, I like the way he uses his background in Latin and Greek to break down the meanings of the words. Once I finally took an interest in learning I'd always wished I'd had a formal understanding of Greek and Latin since they make up the roots of most of our words, which make no sense to those who don't have a background in these languages. Here's his breakdown of anarchy: ANARCHY: From the Greek prefix an- : without; the absence of & the Greek noun archon : master; ruler. Anarchy does NOT mean "without rules." It literally means "without rulers." No Rulers. No Masters. Passio's full of such great insights, can't recommend him enough.
Alright, sorry if this is one of my more frivilous posts but I would love to hear other insights that people have had, sort of a "things that make you go 'huh . . .'" post, you could say.