Monthly Archives: August 2014

By Nothingness to Nirvana, Beyond Contrivance

I have finally found myself compelled to give up the logic, fairly, squarely, and irrevocably. It has an imperishable use in human life, but that use is not to make us theoretically acquainted with the essential nature of reality. Reality, … Continue reading

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Andy Thomas Closes His Eyes

Nightingale and Canary from Andy Thomas on Vimeo.

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In the Whole of the River

The gash of the East Middlebury River between E. Middlebury and Ripton, Vermont Roughly, my two favorite swimming holes on the East Middlebury River. There are several good swimming spots by pull-offs from the road, but the best spots are … Continue reading

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The Catch

In my unstoried softball career I’ve enjoyed two periods of defensive excellence. Excellence counted as not making a circus of the routine. The first was between 1977-1984, an era during which Bob Buckeye and I locked down center and left … Continue reading

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Amusement Park

Amusement Park – S.Calhoun 2014 – 14×11″ – from a photograph Of course there’s a giant genre of youtube videos featuring point-of-view roller coaster rides. For me, nearing sixty, the scariest thing about a roller coaster is waiting in line … Continue reading

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Missed-Understood and the Web of Hypotheses

This video counts as keeper in my quest for laser-focused riffs on adult development lasting less than ten minutes. The one qualification I would offer about managing conversations is: be aware of what happens if you idealize the structural and … Continue reading

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Inevitable Nexus When Fear Runs the Numbers

The variable progress we’ve made toward a color-blind society requires the astute observer and citizen to grapple with the causes of the breakdowns that focus attention on a grievous collection of problems, and, at the same time, may tend to … Continue reading

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The Smoothing Factor

This past Sunday we had our first turnout that was so copious I had to institute the rotation rule: when a team’s numbers exceed eleven, players must sit an inning out to insure only eleven are on the field at … Continue reading

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Sweetly Focused Nora Bateson

What a great two minutes! Nora Bateson’s soulful approach to her father’s work, to his way of understanding, strikes me as being beautifully personal, ingratiating, and, most crucially, precisely formulated so as to provide a warm introductory gateway to his legacy. … Continue reading

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Teaching Story – The Great Warrior

There once lived a great warrior. Though quite old, he still was able to defeat any challenger. His reputation extended far and wide throughout the land and many students gathered to study under him. One day an infamous young warrior arrived … Continue reading

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Cat Toy?

My favorite end cap at Giant Eagle is the one stocked full of products somewhere once offered as cannot live without premiums on TV, where, if you act right now, we’ll also send you. . . The other day, I … Continue reading

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Cat Spat

[KGVID width=”480″ height=”360″]http://squareone-learning.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/Cat-Spat-f.mp4[/KGVID] [Gregory Bateson] The first definite step in the formulation of the hypothesis guiding this research occurred in January, 1952, when I went to the Fleishhacker Zoo in San Francisco to look for behavioral criteria which would indicate … Continue reading

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The Precarity of the Estimate

This week, with the game on the line in the top of the last inning, the visiting team smartly aimed their offense at a weak spot in the infield and ended up with one single, one runner on base by … Continue reading

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Artist’s Way of Flow

The first example is the final version. Second is the original photograph of lilies taken in our backyard, and then follow several versions. Recently, I’ve taken my one year+ experiments in applying symmetry translations to photographs and other sources in … Continue reading

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