Multiconstruct is a periodic blog.

This Blog was previously hosted at http://multiconstruct.net

I got the name when my friend Ben was setting up my first blog. He asked me what my philosophy was and I said I was multi-construct. Belief systems are a constructed thing, a way of organizing and examining the truth not the truth itself. Each sheds light on the truth and obscures the truth through its language and point of view. To best approximate ultimate truth all constructs should be embraced but also examined in the context of all other constructs. I don’t ask “is this true?” but “how is this true?” as well as “how is this false?” and “how is this meaningless?” A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds. I didn’t say it first, look it up if you want to know who did.

  1. April 26, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    Hi Mike! There are so many choices here it is hard to know where to start!

  2. brendalkelley
    August 23, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    mike i really enjoyed, how you told your story, also your pitcher. if you could put your pitcher on my page i would like it. i am real proud to have you as my brother.
    i learn so much from you. thank you for the help over the years. in my lead [i’m
    giving another one thus.] i tell how you were hukeing and i asked you to come home when done. you were on the next bus. mike thank you.

    • August 24, 2010 at 12:17 am

      Thanks Brenda. That’s funny that your telling that story. When I told you that I had talked about you at family day i was telling a story about the difference between support and enablement and I told the story about coming back from camping because I didn’t think you were going to make it. I’m really proud of you.

  3. muondrt
    August 28, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    Brenda is a new friend of mine and she told me to come and read your blog. For some reason I cried, but I have been struggling with letting go of drinking all the way. A notorious one night relapser. I really am sick and tired of this problem. I am also bi-polar and have been good with staying on my med. Very low-dose, cannot maintain very well without. I am back to school and Brenda is such a sweet heart and your likes you shared remind me of me and my husband so much. We miss the mountains bad.

    • August 28, 2010 at 9:44 pm

      I’m glad you checked out my blog. Brenda is a sweetheart and I’m very proud of her and I miss the mountains as well. Please come again.

  4. ShootingSunset
    December 13, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    Hey, Mike. Ran across your blog while googling stuff about the Cadre. Interesting to run across someone you know out there on the web. I didn’t know you were such a wordsmith. Nice surprise. My blog died of neglect a couple of years ago, not even sure I remember how to get to it. In short, I’m a musician who has a woodworking shop with antique hand tools, and I cut gemstones in my spare time when not too occupied by putting my daughter through college. Oh, and I do a helluva lot of photography. Like that.

    Nice that you’ve kept with the co-occuring world. Keep it up. You’ve got a lot to offer.

  5. February 19, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Hi Mike,

    I took a read through your blog after your comment on mine,and I’ve sure enjoyed it. Can’t wait to read more!


  6. All
    August 2, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    fellow Missourian. ^^

    • August 3, 2011 at 12:36 am

      I moved here from Berkeley California five and a half years ago. It was to hard to get ahead in california and i thought i could do better here. i made a bunch of friends here when i was a roving activist and always loved columbia. i like college towns in conservative states. theres a redneck sensibility to the progressives here that make them more palatable. progressives in the north can be too hoity-toity and self righteous.

  7. September 17, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    Hey there,

    Got here via the Turley blog.
    Felt to hand you some kudos for the work you done here.
    I’ve enjoyed everything I’ve encountered so far…well, except for the posts with lack of paragraphs…grrrrr!.
    Not to worry – just a pet peeve of mine i manage to tamp down by considering it to be an innocent use of poetic license. đŸ™‚


  8. January 2, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Hey! I was nominated for this and asked to spread the love. You’re the first person I thought to nominate for your dedicated and honest posts. I always love reading your blog, and I really appreciate the kind words you always share with me.

    You definitely don’t have to follow suit, but if you know of any up-and-coming blogs (with under 200 subscribers) and want to give them a shoutout, here are the Liebster Award Rules for nominations:

    The Meaning; Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest,dearest, beloved, lovely, kindly, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.

    The rules for the Liebster Blog Award are:

    1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog.

    2. Link back to the blogger who awarded you.

    3. Copy & paste the blog award on your blog

    4. Reveal your 5 blog picks.

    5. Let them know you choose them by leaving a comment on their blog.

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