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Michael Hawes was born in Texas, raised in Louisiana and lives in Lillooet. Visit my blog: http://stochasticscintillae.weebly.com/

Croakings Of Ravens And Trills Of Thrush

Bobcat Logic Show #121 Oct 31, 2017 On the fabric created by weaving music, religion and art into a Giordano Bruno tee-shirt.

Note: Correction: Giordano lived in the 16th Century not in the 14th Century as stated in error. [Oops!]

Recognizing Your Own

Bobcat Logic Show #120 Oct 24, 2017

On finding your family, pondering hidden siblings and a tribute to my friend Judy Joe.

Featuring songs: Turn That Heartbeat Over by Steely Dan Reeling In The Years by Steely Dan Sister Soul by Michael Hedges

Cartoons Come With Warnings

Bobcat Logic Show #119 Oct 17, 2017

A look at global warming, carbon based tax collectors, and institutionalized oath breaking while speculating on the military’s contribution to same, which seems to be left out of the equation.

Featuring songs:

Kol Nidre by The Electric Prunes Tennessee by The Charlie Daniels Band Why Don’t You Do Right by Benny Goodman & His Orchestra(Feat: Peggy Lee) Long Hard Times To Come by Gangstagrass

Year Of The Rooster

Bobcat Logic Show #118 Oct 10, 2017

A look at psychological anthropology with the help of a lake, a grouse, a coyote, a stranger and two books.

Featuring song: “El Polvorete” by Lizandro Meza y su Conjunto

Truth, Lies And Diagnosis

Bobcat Logic Show #117 Oct 3, 2017

On believing lies, disbelieving truths, punk music diagnostics, cat wisdom and Sugarless Gum.

Featuring song: “Pacing The Cage” by Bruce Cockburn.

Righteous Windignation

Bobcat Logic Show #116 Sep 26, 2017

On migrating from Windows XP to Windows 10

Featuring Musical excerpts fro: PC Games: Morrowind, Silent Hunter II, The Longest Journey and Syberia I & II.

A Handful Of Salt Water

Bobcat Logic Show #115 Sep 19, 2017

On navigating the two-lane highway between dreams and reality. Featuring two poems by Michael Hawes.

Ich Bin Berliner (Part 3)

Bobcat Logic Show #114 Sep 12, 2017 A Tale of Two Kitcheners and The Canadian Dream. This episode concludes a set of three. Featuring song: The Canadian Dream by Sam Roberts Band

Ich Bin Berliner (Part 2)

Bobcat Logic Show #113 Sep 5, 2017 A Tale of Two Kitcheners and The Canadian Dream. Featuring song: The Canadian Dream by Sam Roberts Band

Ich Bin Berliner (Part 1)

Bobcat Logic Show #112 Aug 29, 2017

A Tale of Two Kitcheners and The Canadian Dream. Featuring song: The Canadian Dream by Sam Roberts Band

Circumambulations Of A Tall Americano

Bobcat Logic Show #111 Aug 22, 2017

On twirling sunwise and a Nepalese widdershins bear.

The Kybalion Of Seuss

Bobcat Logic Show #110 Aug 15, 2017 On stolen childhoods, where they go and why some men chop wood. Featuring song -“Where Do The Children Play?” by Cat Stevens

Alternatives For The Psychotropically Shy

Bobcat Logic Show #109 Aug 1, 2017 An egregious look at ayahuasca, modern life and ego death. Featuring song: Boy From The Country by Michael Martin Murphey

A Tale Of Three Suzukis

Bobcat Logic Show #108 Jul 25, 2017

A look back at my ongoing relationship with Suzi and why we both “belong outdoors.”

Featuring song: Koto by CloZee

Steer Into It

Bobcat Logic Show #107 July 18, 2017 A discourse on two kinds of snow, two kinds of teachers, chips, giggles and two kinds of spanakopita with the aim of opening the third sphincter.

Scapia Matzia!

Bobcat Logic Show #106 July 11, 2017

Dealing with final arrangements, Cayoosh Creek Style. Featuring musical excerpts: Voice Of My Father by Dennis Brown, Working Man’s Woman by The New Riders Of The Purple Sage and High Lonesome by The Charlie Daniels Band.

Sammy The Barber

Bobcat Logic Show #105 July 4, 2017

Pondering the nature and fate of culture from a barber’s chair.

Featuring musical excerpt: Arrivaderci Roma by Mario Lanza.

Home Sweet Home, Harpocrates And A Grain Of Salt (Part 4)

Bobcat Logic Show #104 June 13, 2017 Part Four of a Four Part Series dealing with the early history of Texas and the Texas Cherokees. I’m going to shine my light on the backgrounds and doings of some of the non-native peoples who populate the story of the Texas Cherokees. Maybe, by their style of play, choice of gambits and tempo we may guess at the Masters engaged in the actual contest. I had blood on both sides of this struggle and that has taught me not to hate, but rather to learn, to understand and finally, to remember.Being a Texas Cherokee was and is a complicated thing. Feelings run deep, written records are scarce and there were many agendas at play. Cherokee blood has been mixed for four hundred years. This essay is dedicated to my East Texas Cherokee grandmother, Bobbie Grundberg.

Home Sweet Home, Harpocrates And A Grain Of Salt (Part 3)

Bobcat Logic Show #103 June 6, 2017

Part Three of a Four Part Series dealing with the early history of Texas and the Texas Cherokees. I’m going to shine my light on the backgrounds and doings of some of the non-native peoples who populate the story of the Texas Cherokees. Maybe, by their style of play, choice of gambits and tempo we may guess at the Masters engaged in the actual contest. I had blood on both sides of this struggle and that has taught me not to hate, but rather to learn, to understand and finally, to remember.Being a Texas Cherokee was and is a complicated thing. Feelings run deep, written records are scarce and there were many agendas at play. Cherokee blood has been mixed for four hundred years.

Home Sweet Home, Harpocrates and A Grain Of Salt (Part 2)

Bobcat Logic Show #102 May 30, 2017

Part Two of a Four Part Series dealing with the early history of Texas and the Texas Cherokees. I’m going to shine my light on the backgrounds and doings of some of the non-native peoples who populate the story of the Texas Cherokees. Maybe, by their style of play, choice of gambits and tempo we may guess at the Masters engaged in the actual contest. I had blood on both sides of this struggle and that has taught me not to hate, but rather to learn, to understand and finally, to remember.Being a Texas Cherokee was and is a complicated thing. Feelings run deep, written records are scarce and there were many agendas at play. Cherokee blood has been mixed for four hundred years.

Home Sweet Home, Harpocrates & A Grain Of Salt (Part 1)

Bobcat Logic Show #101 May 23, 2017

Part One of a Four Part Series dealing with the early history of Texas and the Texas Cherokees. I’m going to shine my light on the backgrounds and doings of some of the non-native peoples who populate the story of the Texas Cherokees. Maybe, by their style of play, choice of gambits and tempo we may guess at the Masters engaged in the actual contest. I had blood on both sides of this struggle and that has taught me not to hate, but rather to learn, to understand and finally, to remember.Being a Texas Cherokee was and is a complicated thing. Feelings run deep, written records are scarce and there were many agendas at play. Cherokee blood has been mixed for four hundred years.Featuring songs: Custer -Johnny Cash and Cherokee People -Paul Revere And The Raiders.

Truth Is The Price Of Freedom (Part 2)

Bobcat Logic Show #100 May 16, 2017 Part Two of a Two Part, three-act Dance Drama adapted for podcast. Featuring songs: Jeux des Vagues & Diologue du Vent et de la Mer - C. Debussy Amor Gitano & Concierto de Aranjuez - Jose Feliciano Scatterlings - Juluka Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd Amores Hallares & Wind On The Mountain - Trad.

Truth Is The Price Of Freedom (Part 1)

Bobcat Logic Show #99 May 09, 2017 Part One of a Two Part, three-act Dance Drama adapted for podcast. Featuring songs: Jeux des Vagues & Diologue du Vent et de la Mer - C. Debussy Amor Gitano & Concierto de Aranjuez - Jose Feliciano Scatterlings - Juluka Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd Amores Hallares & Wind On The Mountain - Trad.

A Ghost Story (Part 2)

A Ghost Story (Part 2)

Bobcat Logic Show #98 May 02, 2017 Part Two of a Two Part true ghost story. I’ll take you back to 1970’s Nanaimo where we will notice something is not quite right with an old house on Harewood Rd. Then we’ll connect it up to Savona, Kamloops and the largest manhunt in B.C. history.

A Ghost Story (Part 1)

Bobcat Logic Show #97 Apr.25, 2017

Part One of a Two Part true ghost story. I’ll take you back to 1970’s Nanaimo where we will notice something is not quite right with an old house on Harewood Rd.

On The Road From Lynn Valley To Tangiers (2)

Bobcat Logic Show #96 Apr.18, 2017

Three stories from my “Walkabout” Collection. This episode includes: “Dancing Across The Pond”, “Dos Pajaros Tristes en Tarragona” and “La Donna Ha Dormito Acconto A Me.”

On The Road From Lynn Valley To Tangiers

Bobcat Logic Show #95 Apr. 11, 2017

Two stories from my “Walkabout” Collection. This episode includes: “Forward”, “The Rockies And A Hard Place”, “Peetie Wheatstraw” and “Du Bastille Et De La Confiance.”

Nicotine Tag With Jesus & Scared Straight In Squamish

Bobcat Logic Show #94 Apr. 04, 2017

Two stories from my “Voice” Collection. This episode includes: “A Kiss On The Wind” and “The Sign Of The Fish.” Featuring: Excerpt of song “Against The Wind” by Bob Seger and song Maggie May by Rod Stewart/Martin Quittenton.

Houston Capers & A Walk Through Flanders Fields

Bobcat Logic Show #93 Mar.28, 2017

Two stories from my “Voice” Collection. This episode includes: “El Palomito” and “Remembrance Day.”

Featuring: A parody of the poem, “Flanders Field”s by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, various quotes on the topic of war and the song, “Universal Soldier” by Buffy Sainte-Marie.

Guns, Girls, Teachers And The Calles of Monterrey

Bobcat Logic Show #92 Mar.21, 2017

Two stories from my “Voice” Collection. This episode includes: “Alea Iacta Est - Bayou Justice” and “Tiny Gulps Of Air.”

You've Got Mail 6

Bobcat Logic Show #91 Mar.14, 2017

Two stories from my “Trail Of Tears” Collection. Covering my 30 years as a Vancouver letter-carrier. This episode includes: “A Forward” and “Peering Into The Abyss.”

You've Got Mail 5

Bobcat Logic Show #90 Mar.07, 2017

Two stories from my “Trail Of Tears” Collection. Covering my 30 years as a Vancouver letter-carrier. This episode includes: “A Damn Good Marine” and “Tip-Toeing Into The Extraordinary”.

You've Got Mail 4

Bobcat Logic Show #89 Feb.28, 2017

Two stories from my “Trail Of Tears” Collection. Covering my 30 years as a Vancouver letter-carrier. This episode includes: “A Latter Day Sikh” and “Don’t Wipe Your Mocassins.”

You've Got Mail 3

Bobcat Logic Show #88 Feb.21, 2017

Three stories from my “Trail Of Tears” Collection. Covering my 30 years as a Vancouver letter-carrier. This episode includes: “When The Student Is Ready”, “Bringing The Bacon To Work” and “Toledo Steel.”

You've Got Mail 2

Bobcat Logic Show #87 Feb.14, 2017

Three stories from my “Trail Of Tears” Collection. Covering my 30 years as a Vancouver letter-carrier. This episode includes: “If”, “O Milagro do Pasaro” and “The Flat Tinkle Of Cheap Metal”

You've Got Mail 1

Bobcat Logic Show #86 Feb.7, 2017

Three stories from my “Trail Of Tears” Collection. Covering my 30 years as a Vancouver letter-carrier. This episode includes: “Mentawai Heels”, “A Liu Shap Guy” and “Monsoon Angel.” Musical Intro by Miggy Hawes aka Raccoon Eyes.

Talking Leaves 3

Bobcat Logic Show #85 Jan.30, 2017 This Episode: A third scoop into my book bag.

Talking Leaves 2

Bobcat Logic Show #84 Jan.24, 2017 This Episode: A second dip into my book bag.

Talking Leaves 1

Bobcat Logic Show #82 Jan.17, 2017 This Episode: Reviews of a handful of books that you may find interesting.

Three Lengths Of Two Inch

Bobcat Logic Show #81 Jan.10, 2017 This Episode: Three more stories from my pipe-fitting days. Including: “Everybody Is Scared Of Something”, “Thermocouple” and “Breakfast With Ben Hur.”

Three Lengths Of One Inch

Bobcat Logic Show #80 Jan.3, 2017 This Episode: Two stories from my pipe-fitting days including: “Cutting Pipe Forward”, “A Kelpie Kin Gae Twa Roads” and “Take It On The Chin”.

Bobcat Logic Double Shot

Bobcat Logic Show #79 Dec.20, 2016 This Episode: Two stories including: “Prairie Oysters” and “Yukon Breakfast.”

Bobcat Logic Quad

Bobcat Logic Show #78 Dec.13, 2016 This Episode: Four shorts including “Off Into The Pines”, “When He Stopped, He Was Sand”, “Moleland” and “It Ain’t Rocket Science.”

Bobcat Logic Six Pak 2

Bobcat Logic Show #77 Dec.6, 2016 This Episode: Six shorts including “Cheerios”, “A Show Of Hands”, “What Are The Odds?”, “It’s In The Gumbo”, “You Can Tell By Their Ears” and “A Final Dash To The Woods.”

Bobcat Logic Double Barrel

Bobcat Logic Show #76 Nov.29, 2016 This Episode: Two short essays: Including: “A Texan Explains Nietzsche” and “After The Crows.”

Bobcat Logic Double

Bobcat Logic Show #75 Nov.22, 2016 This Episode: Two short essays: Including: “Sputnik” and ‘Booger Dance”.

Bobcat Logic Duo

Bobcat Logic Show #74 Nov.15, 2016 This Episode: Two short essays: Including- “On Women And Horses” and “A Maltese Black Umbrella.”

Bobcat Logic Quartet

Bobcat Logic Show #73 Nov.8, 2016 This Episode: Four short essays: Including- “Welcome To Tantalum Springs”, “A Cup Of Coffee”, “Tumbleweed Letters” and “On The Border.”

Bobcat Logic Six Pak

Bobcat Logic Show #72 Nov. 1, 2016 This Episode: Six short essays: Including- “On The Relationship Between Heart And Brain”,”Build A Better Mousetrap”, “A Viking In Texas”, “Behavior Patterns Of The Spirit”, “Prothalamium” and “Thoughts On Nietzsche.”

Bobcat Logic Four Shorts

Bobcat Logic Show #71 Oct. 25, 2016 This Episode: Four short essays: Including- “How To Use The I Ching”, “What Happens After you Die”, “The Relevance Of Astrology” and “Tended To In The Natural Way.”

My Time As A Banker

Bobcat Logic Show #70 Oct. 18, 2016 This Episode: How I came to work for a bank as a young man and two stories from that time. “She Came Through The Fire” and “To Catch A Thief”.

That He May Forget His Wounds

Bobcat Logic Show #69 Oct. 4, 2016 This Episode: A bayou boy meets Lata Mangeshkar up on Lynn Creek.

A State Of Normal Sobriety

Bobcat Logic Show #68 Sep. 27, 2016 This Episode: A Cherokee Swede looks at Restorative Justice.

Chicory

Bobcat Logic Show #67 Sep. 20, 2016 This Episode: How my Chicory CD came about and a few songs from it.

How I Got My First Pay Raise

Bobcat Logic Show #66 Sep. 13, 2016 This Episode: Timing is everything for a budding ethnobotanist.

You Can Swim Back

Bobcat Logic Show #65 Sep. 6, 2016 This Episode: Swimming at gunpoint in Beaumont with a side trip to the Alamo and playing Red’s last requested songs on the Greyhound.

Båtbyggaren Strand

Bobcat Logic Show #64 August 30, 2016 This Episode: An ambient sound painting. We are on a beach in South-east Sweden where some men are building a dragon ship. An Arab guest is strumming a lute and a Nordic Shaman is beating a wolf-skin hand-drum. Christianity is nearly a thousand years old, Islam is several centuries old. The Chief stands looking out to sea recalling the voice of a Brythonic Celt girl he heard singing in a stone Church in Ireland. It has haunted him ever since. In Spring, they will sail to Cork. Inexorable change is on the wind, everyone can feel it. Those to the South who would dominate now require the spirit and soul as well as the body. Featuring excerpts: -Pie Jesu sung by Charlotte Church -The Enchanted Sea played by Michael Hawes -The Psychologically Ultimate Seashore -carpenter sounds by Michael hawes

Encounters On The Good Road

Bobcat Logic Show #63 August 23, 2016 This episode: Man’s best friend meets the man of constant sorrow on both sides of the Rainbow Bridge, the ladies sing, a lesson is learned, a torch is passed and ever on goes the good road with new companions.

Featuring song- Cherokee Fiddle performed by Johnny Lee

The Least I Could Do

Bobcat Logic Show #62 August 16, 2016

This episode: A little story of birth and of control.

Cayoosh Pie

Bobcat Logic Show #61 July 26, 2016 This episode: Cherokee Swede’s Cayoosh Pie Recipe or A Texan in Lillooet encounters Aussie Meat Pie, shakes its hand and introduces it to the Bayou.

Featuring -Poche Bridge by Steve Riley and The Mamou Playboys

Acipenser Transmontanus Languida

Bobcat Logic Show #60 July 19, 2016 This episode: Of 100 million year old fish, the “Great Inbetweenium”, Chinese graveyards, the Rivers Fraser and Meander and dealing with the tedium of luxury.

Settling In To A Dreamless Sleep

Bobcat Logic Show #59 July 12, 2016 This episode: Wedding rings, dreams, kokopillau, lightning trees, wanderers and a cotton thread running from Egypt to Texas

Logica Lyncis Rufus

Bobcat Logic Show #58 July 5, 2016 This episode: Here is a Prayer, Eight Questions and Four Responses that I imagine have been in use since the beginning and will likely march on into our future. They are presented in Latin, a popular language of the misty past.

Train To Heaven (part 3)

Bobcat Logic Show #57 June 21, 2016

This episode: A quilt of dreams stitched together, presented in three parts.

Train To Heaven (part 2)

Bobcat Logic Show #56 June 14, 2016

This episode: A quilt of dreams stitched together, presented in three parts.

Train To Heaven (part1)

Bobcat Logic Show #55 June 7, 2016

This episode: A quilt of dreams stitched together, presented in three parts.

Whispers In The Fog

Bobcat Logic Show #54 May 31, 2016

This episode: Peering through the fog of evolution and some of the characters we encounter.

From Altoids To Cocoflavanoids

Bobcat Logic Show #53 May 24, 2016

This episode: Speculations on the demolition of the James Bell Tavern, the US Bill of Rights and some “curiously strong peppermints” from a Cherokee Swede’s perspective. -with an excerpt of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity”

Very Thick Indeed

Bobcat Logic Show #52 May 17, 2016 This episode: A horseback ride along the Mobius strip of human history, pondering the Relativity of Wisdom, from before never to after forever.

Featuring: -Kubla Khan by Samuel Taylor Coleridge -an excerpt from Farewell To Reason 1987 by Paul Feyerabend -Streets of Bakersfield by Dwight Yoakam with Buck Owens

Singing With My Son

Bobcat Logic Show #51 May 10, 2016

This episode: A father and son singing songs at each other. Featuring songs by Michael Hawes* and Raccoon Eyes+

Blue Like A Robin’s Egg* Waiting+ Far Side Of The Son* Gin Winter+ White Trash* Taking Off The Mask+ By Surprise* Don’t Let Go+ Ozone*

They Share Without Being Trained

Bobcat Logic Show #50 October 27, 2015

Part One - This episode: Looking back through a voyage of thirty-nine years, I discover that I am Captain of the same boat and have been steering by the same stars. The journey hasn’t changed me much and now I have a ship’s cat.

Good, Bad And Ugly

Bobcat Logic Show #50 October 27, 2015

Part Two - This episode: A look at soul miners.

Never Squat On Your Spurs

Bobcat Logic Show #49 October 20, 2015 Part Two - This episode: There are two ways to fix your brakes and neither one works. A lesson in misplaced trust and the rewards of forgiveness.

On The Nature Of Faith

Bobcat Logic Show #49 October 20, 2015 Part One - This episode: A talk about the distinctions between Faith and Belief.

Riding The Bullet

Bobcat Logic Show #48 October 13, 2015

Part Two - This episode: Fruits and vegetables, late-nite TV and the human diet.

Number Of Days

Bobcat Logic Show #48 October 13, 2015

Part One - This episode: A little talk about suicide.

A Texan Explains Nietzsche

Bobcat Logic Show #46 September 29, 2015

Part One - This episode: A piece I wrote after reading the entire works of Nietzsche and cogitating on it for a few years.

No Justification For Such A Saucy Cant

Bobcat Logic Show #46 September 29, 2015

Part Two - This episode: While studying up how to be safe in the woods, I hurt myself at home.

What Can You Do

Bobcat Logic Show #44 September 15, 2015

Part Two - This episode: A little talk about Scrabble and the nature and history of rules.

Between Two Swords

Bobcat Logic Show #44 September 15, 2015

Part One - This episode: Ghost Riders, motorcycles and how I got my first sword. When you account for your ancestors, you are never alone. When you account for their foes, you need to watch your six.

Caterpillar Mojo

Bobcat Logic Show #43 September 8, 2015

Part One - This episode: In a playground in Louisiana, I become a medicine boy and I have my first fight.

Motivation, Ability And Dried Currants

Bobcat Logic Show #43 September 8, 2015

Part Two - This episode: In which my youngest son learns that a mind once stretched never returns to it’s original size. I learn that everyone has a price.

Only A Farmer

Bobcat Logic Show #42 September 1, 2015

Part One - This episode: A little talk about farmers.

Butter Chicken Tuesdays

Bobcat Logic Show #42 September 1, 2015

Part Two - This episode: A little talk about nutrition.

Blue Light Cemetery

Bobcat Logic Show #41 August 25, 2015

Part One - This episode: A humorous story of high school freshmen attempting to prove their mettle in 1970s Texas.

Last Fish In Texas

Bobcat Logic Show #41 August 25, 2015

Part Two - This episode: In which I catch my last fish in Texas and learn that Blue Crabs are smart.

FYI

Bobcat Logic Show #40 August 18, 2015 Part One - This episode: A little talk about the nature of balance. Aboriginal peoples have much to teach the Old World peoples of what I call “Appropriate Balance.”

A Mother Pelican

Bobcat Logic Show #40 August 18, 2015 Part One - This episode: A look at one Louisiana man you won’t hear about on TV. What was he busy doing while everyone else was gigging frogs, trapping muskrats, frying up catfish and drinking mint juleps?

Oil Change

Bobcat Logic Show #39 August 11, 2015

Part Two - This episode: Paying my respects to one of my guiding hands. Compadre, you’re with me everyday and I could never fill up your boots.

With a musical excerpt performed by Willie Nelson.

Rolling In Trifolium Repens

Bobcat Logic Show #39 August 11, 2015

Part One - This episode: A brush with my Inner-Celt, while looking over a four-leaf clover.

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The Ancient Lusitanian Art Of Dendropractic

Bobcat Logic Show #38 April 21, 2015

This episode: In which I learn Portuguese chiropractic.

Truckstop

Bobcat Logic Show #37 January 27, 2015

This episode: Here’s a road trip back to the mid Seventies. The Viet Nam War has just concluded. The protagonist is eighteen. These word sketches were written on paper place mats at a truck stop. Like rocks in a creek they slept for thirty-seven years. I recently wiped them off and placed them here for you to look at. -with a tip of the hat to J.P. Donleavy

This Compass

Bobcat Logic Show #36 January 20, 2015

This episode: A talk about good and evil.

The Norse Gods & Runelore

Bobcat Logic Show #35 January 13, 2015

This episode: A list of some of the more important Norse Gods, an overview of Runic Space and an introduction to the runes of the Elder Futhark with their meanings and correspondences.

The music is ‘Fog On The Barrow Downs’ by the Swede Bo Hansson, from his album Lord Of The Rings.

For a text and graphic version of this podcast, please visit - http://stochasticscintillae.weebly.com/research/category/the%20elder%20futhark

A Certain Je Ne Sais Quois

Bobcat Logic Show #34 January 6,2015

Part Two - A true story from my thirty years as a mailman for Canada Post.

This episode: A young dog encounters an old cat.

Heavy Petting

Bobcat Logic Show #34 January 6,2015

Part One - A true story from my thirty years as a mailman for Canada Post.

This episode: A little Harlequin Romance.

Hammer It Like Hagi

Bobcat Logic Show #32 December 23, 2014 This episode: Dodging bullets on the East Side.

Proper Ground For Pondering

Bobcat Logic Show #31 December 16, 2014 This episode: Old men, young cats and God’s own kitchen.

I Beg To Differ

Bobcat Logic Show #30 December 9, 2014

This episode: A man told me once that Lillooet won’t entertain you. I beg to differ. A missed fishing trip morphs into an impromptu hunting expedition in the midst of an electrical crisis.

Bigga Boys No Cry

Bobcat Logic Show #29 December 2, 2014

This episode: In which, at long last, I remember how to cry.

Bringing The Bacon To Work

Bobcat Logic Show #28 November 25,2014

Part Two - This episode: In which I learn of the hazards of bringing treats to work.

Goose Bay, Gannet Rocks, A Blue Budgie And The Little Black Duck

Bobcat Logic Show #28 November 25,2014

Part One - This episode: How I was able to honor my father long after his death for deeds he accomplished long before I was born.

Spirit Wolf

Bobcat Logic Show #27 November 18,2014

This episode: How I came to learn my Cherokee clan membership, Aniwaya.

Men In Motion

Bobcat Logic Show #26 November 11,2014

Part 2: This episode: In which a man in a wheelchair teaches me not to judge a book by its cover.

A Scrap Of Blue

Bobcat Logic Show #26 November 11,2014

Part 1: This episode: Of fathers, sons, houses, hearts, full bottles and empty holes.

The Myth Of Sisyphus

Bobcat Logic Show #25 November 6, 2014

This episode: A look at the first and last days. Recognizing some of the folks who helped me cross and celebrate the finish. Busting the myth of invisibility.

With a musical excerpt of “Whipping Post” by The Allman Brothers Band.

It's The Cat You Don't See

Bobcat Logic Show #24 October 30, 2014

This episode: In which I introduce three Ecuadorian compadres to the beauty of Joffre Glacier. What could possibly go wrong?

Corvus Urbanus

Bobcat Logic Show #23 October 23, 2014

Part 2: This episode: Of crows, men and eating lunch outdoors.

Luck Has Nothing To Do With It

Bobcat Logic Show #23 October 23, 2014

Part 1: This episode: In which I learn of the purpose and fate of a poem I wrote twenty years ago. On the last few days of my last route, I ponder if it would not be more fitting to send condolences when a person begins their life and congratulations after they are done.:

Seven Kinds Of Chokecherries

Bobcat Logic Show #22 October 16, 2014

Part 2: This episode: “They smile in your face. All the time they want to take your place.” Love ‘em all anyways. Here’s why I used to hate to do painting. I meet a man in Lillooet who came to some of the same conclusions.

Panther Patrol

Bobcat Logic Show #22 October 16, 2014

Part 1: This episode: A Louisiana Boy Scout camping trip in the Sixties. I learn about trust, responsibility and friendship. “Dude, where’s my Blue Racer?”

HAVAMAL

Bobcat Logic Show #21 October 9, 2014

Hávamál: Ancient Scandinavian Wisdom attributed to Óðinn. This poem is older than the start of the Viking Age, ca. 800 AD. The Codex Regius is the only original copy of this poem in manuscript form. The advice is timeless. Here is the W. H. Auden & P. B. Taylor Translation which is in the Public Domain. The music is ‘Fog On The Barrow Downs’ by the Swede Bo Hansson, from his album Lord Of The Rings.

Spring Moon

Bobcat Logic Show #20 October 2, 2014

Part 2: This episode: Paying my respects to the grandmother of my first-born son. Chun Ying, you were sweet as a chicory flower and strong as the roots.

I Opened With Old Man

Bobcat Logic Show #20 October 2, 2014

Part 1: This episode: Tracing the thread of my favorite Neil Young song through the fabric of my life.

A Viking Burial

Bobcat Logic Show #19 September 25, 2014

Part Two: Love and hate, an old car and a young wife.

Shoeshine

Bobcat Logic Show #19 September 25, 2014

Part One: This episode: How it took a spider bite in Oregon, a shoeshine man in New Orleans, a beautiful Chinese woman, Rod Stewart, two pairs of cowboy boots and forty-seven years to figure out what my father was trying to say.

The Art Of War

Bobcat Logic Show #18 September 11, 2014

Part Two: This episode: While working on the Vancouver waterfront as a young man, I win a battle and lose a war.

Jigsaw Girl

Bobcat Logic Show #18 September 11, 2014

Part One: This episode: A story about how what we perceive is filtered by our own needs, expectations and abilities.

Tormento De Mil Cosquilleos

Bobcat Logic Show # 17 September 4, 2014

This episode: My first honeymoon in the 1970’s Guatemalan jungle. Lime, salt, Cerveza Gallo, Cigarillos Plaza, bad water, Mayan ruins, good friends, lost seats, seats regained and skinny-dipping with predatory fish.

Translation : “Torture of a thousand tickles.”

How I Avoided Matriculation

Bobcat Logic Show # 16 August 28, 2014

This episode: As Mark Twain once said, “I never let my schooling interfere with my education.”

Medicine Show

August 21,2014 Bobcat Logic Show #15 Part 2

This episode: How I got my first “real gig” playing guitar.

Note: Show #14 was a repeat of Show #4 “Clear As Mud”

Security Then And Now

August 21,2014 Bobcat Logic Show #15 Part 1

This episode: Are we really safer now? Here’s a look at how it used to be.

Apricots And Occam's Razor

July 31,2014 Bobcat Logic Show #13 Part 1

This episode: Just as it is handy to have a Swiss knife when picking apricots, it is handy to have Occam’s Razor when pondering complicated historical questions. What do a five dollar book, a basket of apricots, a little semiotics, a World Cup Soccer Quarter-Final penalty-kick shoot-off and eternity have in common?

Part 2 was a repeat of Hat Trick (Show #5 - Part 2)

The Eighth Floor

Bobcat Logic Show #12 July 24,2014

This episode: A true story of my best friend in Texas. I put it into short story form and changed a few names. (Paul, if you ever hear this - you still the man!) Sometimes drugs are not the answer- Just say no!

Fluff And Necessaries

July 17, 2014 Bobcat Logic Show #11 Part 2

This episode: A little talk about moving house and finding an old letter I wrote to myself when I was a boy. We are born with what’s necessary, we spend our lives picking up fluff.

How I Got My Feathers

July 17,2014 Bobcat Logic Show #11 Part 1

This episode: How this Cherokee Swede got his first eagle feathers.

A Brief History Of The Philippines

July 10, 2014 Bobcat Logic Show #10

This episode: My telling of the history of the Philippines in four smokes.

On Women And Philosophers

July 3, 2014 Bobcat Logic Show #9

Note: Show # 8 June 26, 2014 was a repeat of Show #1 “Theogitations On Religious Taxonomy” with better volume.

This episode: Some of the women who shared the trail with this philosopher from the beginning and their contributions to his character.

A Martial Arts Gumbo

June 19, 2014 Bobcat Logic Show #7

This episode: A little talk about my own experience of the martial arts and a look at their genesis. Take off your shoes as we walk from Billy Jack to Pa Gua.

With Respect

June 12, 2014 Show #6 Part 2

This episode: A talk about the concept of “trucognosis”. Life is about forming better questions, not finding final answers. You are the mongoose, not the cobra.

Talking Apholitics

June 12, 2014 Show #6 Part 1

This episode : OK, OK. Let’s talk politics.

Hat Trick

Show #5 Part 2 June 5,2014 A look at Pythagoras and the Numbers One, Two and Three.

Omne Ignotum Pro Magnifico

Show #5 Part 1 June 5,2014 A little talk about esoterica. Really! Trans- “Everything Hidden Is Thought To Be Magnificent”

Clear As Mud

May 29, 2014 Show #4

This episode: A look at the control of science through history via the example of Anton van Leeuwenhoek’s relationship with the Royal Society. We approach the task as Anton would have and examine some of the players and terminology with magnifying glasses of our own.

Archaeopsychopathy

Bobcat Logic broadcast #3 May 22, 2014

This episode: Speculations on the Logical Progression of the Impact of Psychopathy Among Homo Sapiens From Ancient Times.

A trip back through man’s history , this time acknowledging the existence of this brain anomaly and factoring in its probable impact upon the world we now inhabit.

Counting Creeks

This is the second Bobcat Logic broadcast on May 15, 2014.

This episode: A little talk about aging.

Theogitations On Religious Taxonomy

Hi Folks, This was the first Bobcat Logic broadcast on Radio Lillooet May 8, 2014. The volume was too low and we got that fixed.

This episode: A look at the genesis, adaptation, mutation and classification of our religions.