Monthly Archives: November 2010

Teaching Cartoon. Top This

(source: Zen Forest Sayings of the Master, complied by Soiku Shigematsu)

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Great Beyond

A trip beyond the edge of the observable universe

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Brief, Not Very Olsonian Reflections: The Prize

On Saturday I was chosen to cap a conference, Soul In Buffalo; A three-day free conference aimed to celebrate and explore Charles Olson’s legacy and extension through A Curriculum of the Soul. This honored closing position expressed a counter-intuitive programming … Continue reading

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Reduced Bateson Set II. Set up; Participant-Dependence

Consider a thought problem about human whistling. You are placed in the role of observer. Presented to you is a person who will whistle Mary Had A Little Lamb. Your direction for the exercise is to describe the act of … Continue reading

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Soul In Buffalo November 18, 19, 20

A three-day free conference will celebrate and explore Charles Olson’s legacy and extension through A Curriculum of the Soul, a series of poetic essays published as fascicles by Albert Glover and John C. (Jack) Clarke. Riffs, Research and Resistance With … Continue reading

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Treating the Game As A Game

One of the conventions the Free Play handicapper implements is to set one elder against the other. Here the elders embrace after the contest, and you can’t tell who was on what side of a 20-4 score, can you? F(ather): … Continue reading

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glenn duck

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Snowy Daze

A pic taken after our October 31, Free Play Softball League game. It was quite a game, another one run affair, and capped off by a game winning hit that fell in a grey area. What’s a grey area on … Continue reading

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Teaching Cartoons: Two Gods

…would have been better without a caption. I don’t know for sure, but this could represent an element of the most widespread sense of God.

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Reduced Bateson Set I. Set Up; Meta-heuristics

Sometime ago, yet late in my scatter shot intellectual development, I realized five problems fascinated me in psychology. One is the problem of how our brain instantiates and substantiates consciousness. Two is how it came to be that the equivalent … Continue reading

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I Remember

h/t Atrios

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