Monthly Archives: April 2007

IN AND OUT OF DA HEAD

excerpt Human beings have a tendency to ‘live in their heads’. This phrase covers several facts. First, men have a tendency to overtheorize. Some things are ruined by too much thinking on them, things which are essentially matters of experience. … Continue reading

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INTERESTING RECIPES

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INSTANT ORACLE

All encounter begins with a benediction, contained in the word ‘hello’; that ‘hello’ that all cogito, all reflection on oneself already presupposes and that would be a first transcendence.” – Emmanuel Levinas Instant Oracle – An exercise of Experiential Martial … Continue reading

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NIGHT COLOR MUSIC

The Gnawa are a syncretic sect inflected by elements of Mystical Islam and North African local religious themes. In the West they have become well known for their public music, based in rugged hypnotic pentatonic vamps played on the guembri, … Continue reading

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OPEN EYE IN LAKEWOOD

I had occasion to contribute some thoughts to the Observation Deck of the Lakewood (Ohio) Observer, a all-volunteer, community newspaper. I was briefly and memorably involved in early efforts to develop civic intelligence there. Lakewood remains one of those special … Continue reading

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IDEAS AS ART

James G. March, the eminent interdisciplinary scholar of organizations, was interviewed in The Harvard Review of Business in October. For me, March and Karl Wieck are, respectively, the Monk and Coltrane of organizational behavior research. Well, they’re much more than … Continue reading

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Teaching Cartoon: (Steve) Lacy Wise

Commentary: the last quotation of the late genius of improvisation has wider applications.

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PROCESSING TIME

The students in the monastery were in total awe of the elder monk, not because he was strict, but because nothing ever seemed to upset or ruffle him. So they found him a bit unearthly and even frightening. One day … Continue reading

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MY VALUES, MY HEART

In ancient Greece, the masculine was trying to find consciousness and the hero was the great myth. It summoned great power — even into the first world war. The more matter you had, the more power you had — the … Continue reading

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