Die Coast Bye Cecilia is the result of 15 years of writing, editing, and connected research and creative work. The focus of my work was on the art of dialogue, and the development of creative-process that taps into spontaneous creation without reflection. Thinking, Remembering Thinking, Thinking about a Memory of Thinking, and how that Messes with Time presents my ideas on the nature of thought and time. They are derived from life experience as a writer and thinker, and are built on an intellectual platform established by David Hume and Albert Einstein.
Cecilia is the force behind all change in Die Coast Bye Cecilia. Her most stubborn subject is her brother, Alex (Coast). In as much as Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises is about a train-trip to see bullfights in Spain, Die Coast Bye Cecilia is about a canoe-trip to see dragonboat races in Toronto. The novel was developed entirely through the act of free-writing in notebooks, and evolving stories from what quality passages emerged over ten years and thousands of pages. While the characters and their stories are fictional, the scenes and details are pulled from the life of the author, who has worked and lived many lives between Southern Ontario and Vancouver Island. Thinking, Remembering Thinking, Thinking about a Memory of Thinking, and how that Messes with Time is also featured in this book. This essay present's the author's epistemological ideas about the nature of thought and time. Andrew Malcolm is a creative-writer and epistemological thinker who lives in Southern Ontario.
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You may have noticed a little trick I use in line six to get around having to use the possessive form of the noun for the recipient of compassion. When the noun is a long compound noun, the possessive form is a bit clunky and awkward. That's certainly the case for that presence that I … Continue reading For that Presence that I Feel
Good morning. I'm very excited to share this practice with you because it's an example of how this compassion practice becomes an exercise in writing and grammar, thus temporarily drawing the focus away from the main objective, to build compassion, and breaking the hypnotic feel the practice can get once it feels so repetitive that … Continue reading For that Presence that I Feel