Monthly Archives: May 2016

Finding the Middle

Free Play Softball League evoked my frustration and depression for a moment yesterday. It was a nice day for softball but by 9:45am only four players had arrived, increasing to seven by our start-time of 10:00am. Very disappointed, after announcing … Continue reading

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Take A Hike Payday Loan Queen

The ominous and/or scammy front side of this envelope did not entice me to open it, but then I flipped it over prior to pitching it. Then I thought of the truly horrible Debbie Wasserman Schultz and what kinds of … Continue reading

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Floating Gestures

IDEO: Each sphere is equipped with inertial motion sensors—acceleration, rotation, and the Earth’s magnetic fields—enabling the spheres to act as a gestural musical interface. The gestures are interpreted through machine learning and used to control an evolving soundscape. via Synthtopia … Continue reading

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Resisting the Climate Change for Libraries

The thought of a future without libraries compelled me to make a documentary addressing their decline. I wanted to show that libraries are symbols of social equality that were built initially by the working class to educate and improve their … Continue reading

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Inner Mounting Flames

(source) Back during my Middlebury Vermont chapter, Dennis Sparling and I spent some quality time naked at his family’s quarry in New Haven. This was over twenty-five years ago. Still, lying around naked and learning in the quiet way that … Continue reading

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Implicit Sacramental Fallacies (Re: Gregory Bateson on the Nature of the Sacred)

A linear concept of causality cannot adequately explain the interactions of a complex system or Gestalt. The classical scientific paradigm is sufficient only for understanding carefully isolated phenomena, where unidirectional cause and effect relationships occur between interacting pairs, e.g., between … Continue reading

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Sophie Munns

Sophie Munns is working as an artist in a vein at least related to my own interests in its appropriation of the seed-bearing section of a plant’s natural life cycle. Her work is more particularly ethically rooted than is my … Continue reading

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No Hand Waving, please!

Evolutionary Argument Against Reality I believe that consciousness and its contents are all that exists. Spacetime, matter and fields never were the fundamental denizens of the universe but have always been, from their beginning, among the humbler contents of consciousness, … Continue reading

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Free Play exemplar

The things that, being pleasant, make for health or for good condition, he will desire moderately and as he should, and also other pleasant things if they are not hindrances to these ends, or contrary to what is noble, or … Continue reading

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Hunch a Bunch

“Instinct paints my pictures and guides me to my next subject. It’s the voice that says it’s not here, it’s over there.” – Tasmanian artist Bobby-Z Lambert A few days ago my cell phone rang and a voice with a … Continue reading

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Tiny Paper House

Wikkelhouse from Wikkelhouse on Vimeo. I like to walk about among the beautiful things that adorn the world; but private wealth I should decline, or any sort of personal possessions, because they would take away my liberty. ~George Santayana, “The … Continue reading

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