Monthly Archives: July 2013

Teaching Cartoon – The Extra Answer

Besides the obvious cleverness, this cartoon supposes that sometimes a solution is easier than assumed, or, right in front of your face. You can test its formula by trying it out on more difficult material.

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Buried (ARK)

July 2013 – Buried – S.Calhoun …pulled one across the line in July, a month that baked the studio for weeks and disrupted my sonic and visual creative experiments. Today continues a streak of unseasonably cool weather, conditions good for … Continue reading

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The First and Last Surfing Video of This Summer

Theatre of Sport: Bali from SURFING Magazine on Vimeo. Hey, while surfing Vimeo… In prior posts. (here and here,) I tell of my very brief surfing moments during the summers of 1968 and 1969.

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Teaching Cartoon: What happened next?

Idries Shah is the source for the dialog (and exposition) in this comic, but it was necessary to shift the subject matter a bit to repurpose its ‘learning function’ and attach it to a contemporary situation. The reader likely will … Continue reading

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Conference of Neighborhoods (III.)

III. The Future of Heights; Conference of Neighborhoods (part three of three parts) The Lakewood Observer model has been going strong in Lakewood for almost a decade and has proliferated to encompass numerous Observer projects. The Cleveland Heights iteration is seemingly … Continue reading

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Roots of My Urbanology (II.)

Totem For Lakewood; 2010 S.Calhoun II. Roots of (My) Urbanology (part two of three parts) In 1972, my mother suggested that I might find Lewis Mumford interesting. Although I was mostly concerned with–in 1972–squeezing through various doors of perception, I … Continue reading

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Free Play Perfection

Twenty-three out of twenty-four attendees are in this photo from Sunday’s game. This was our best turnout so far. Ideal conditions evoked a crisply played game. Just like last week, a single seven run inning staked one of the teams … Continue reading

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Leave-taking is as necessary as the homecoming (I.)

I. Home Coming (part one of three parts) I dig Cleveland Heights; I’m from Cleveland Heights. My wife digs Cleveland Heights too, and we count ourselves blessed that after the challenging circumstances of my mother’s illness and passing, we moved … Continue reading

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Older and Better

How Old Is the Human Race? va News.Discovery The National geographic Genographic Project 2.0 A fifty percent increase in the age of our race is gigantic swing in a primary historical quantification. The Genographic Project is a multiyear research initiative … Continue reading

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“He must be able to make a choice.”

He chooses Peace. He must be able to make a choice.Interview with Yukiyoshi Takamura in Aikido Journal In an earlier post about the vigorous development of an anti-Constitution police and surveillance state, I referred to Carl Jung’s insight about the … Continue reading

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Seven Words

At the very beginning of this fascinating video capture of mssrs. Talen and Kahneman, the introducer asks for the two to provide seven word descriptions about what each is about. It’s a good exercise. Play around with it. (Taleb and … Continue reading

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Development

S.Calhoun – 2013 – Dervish Dancer No. 3 A boy, very attached to his pet pig, one day decided to enter it in a horse race. Much to his dismay the pig finished last and suffered the ridicule of all … Continue reading

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Living In the Material World

via Mother Nature Network Too Beautiful to Be Real? 16 Surreal Landscapes Found On Earth Longchenpa: You take what you need, images, offerings, Books, cooking gear, whatever, and stay in solitude. Right now you have it all together but later … Continue reading

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Untitled Excerpt #2

S.Calhoun – 2013 – Untitled Excerpt #2 When I post this to the gallery I will detail the process and workflow. The above ‘workshop’ piece–workshop designating not yet finalized–began as an excerpt, a 5% clip, from a larger source; below. … Continue reading

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Free Play Lightning

I’m taking the photo, so we added up to 22 free play players Sunday. Six new players have joined us. Yes! For the second week in a row Mark Jr. and I picked teams in schoolyard fashion. Unlike last week’s … Continue reading

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R O S E

A Yellow Rose – 2013 S. Calhoun; from a photograph Do you know a word that doesn’t refer to something? Have you ever picked and held a rose from R O S E ? You say the NAME. Now try … Continue reading

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Teaching Cartoon: What You Ask For

Scott Adams’s Dilbert here replicates one of the classic learning forms given in Sufi teaching stories. There even is a common saying that covers this form: ‘Be careful what you wish for.’ The hidden aspect at the first level–in formal … Continue reading

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Gettysburg

I’ve been reading Colonel Robert Bateman’s series on the Battle of Gettysburg at Charles Pierce’s Politics blog at Esquire. The good Colonel has used exemplarary moments to capture the battle’s human consequences in his necessarily episodic and compressed essays. Bateman … Continue reading

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