Category Archives: Kenneth Warren

Make It All Up

Iain McGilchrist Epistemology establishes how we understand reality, what we believe the world to be made up of. If library directors do not have a way of knowing what is, how are they to know how to act in a … Continue reading

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Straight ‘Poiethics’ But With a Beat

NOWHERE TO RUN There’s nowhere to run in marriage Working and paying everyday for wanting her, But if you’d leap, like Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Past the shadow curved around her, into whatever’s left in your coffin, You could rip free … Continue reading

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Compare and Conjoin

Cube-O-Probe – Locate Creativity? From the symbolic potency of the solar system, which generates the sense of depth suggested by McGilchrist, astrology offers us what in neuroscience is called environmental enrichment, in other words, stimulation of the brain by its … Continue reading

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Poetry Of the Tear

To be in different states without a change is not a possibility (Charles Olson) I visited, with Dan Slife, the Saturday 9/3 event in Buffalo, A Celebration of Ken Warren. It was held in The Poetry Collection of the University … 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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IN4tuity Goes Back Into the Retort

Working in partnership with Kenneth Warren, squareONE formulates a brain trust focused on supporting leadership and visionary goals in public libraries. We support leadership and ambitious organizational goals by helping build sustainable capacity in organizations. Our approach can be distilled: … Continue reading

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Depth & Learning in Close Relationships

The recent series of posts about my friendship with the late Ken Warren are brought together in order on this new page here on the Explorations blog. Tomorrow’s post on Social Cybernetics is helpful material, and it will be archived … Continue reading

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Friendship: A Schema for Depth and Learning

I have been reflectingintuiting over the past six weeks on my relationship with Ken Warren, and, the nature of active creative sustained depth-full relationship. This has been, is, almost a prototype of grief framed by bittersweet finality. This is both … Continue reading

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Friendship: The Quest

From the perspective of my own vulnerability and woundedness, my friendship with Ken served my adult healing process. It is exactingly fit to the description: my being profoundly recognized and known. How would Ken describe the ramification of our friendship … Continue reading

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Interlude #3 World Behind A World

Former Lakewood Librarian Ken Warren turns pugnacious punk literary lion (Michael Heaton) It’s one with which you take up residence for an unforeseen period of time. It’s like a relationship with someone so much smarter and stranger than yourself you need to … Continue reading

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Friendship: Negative Capability, Unfinished Impositions, Irony

Loss of a person, of a close frriend or of a family member, presents a challenging process which won’t let go as it impels me through its requisite travail. At the same time, the outward conventions of concern and courtesy … Continue reading

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Interlude #2 Play

This re-intensification of the body, which restores our bond to an original intensity that resists traditional static notions of the cosmos and the human, of man and the universe, can best be called “spirit” or “spirituality” (thugs). Though the German … Continue reading

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Interlude #1 Perfume

Indivisible Forgive & let go open the head free the heart be wary of vengeance a life for a death if you can’t see anyone entire there’s no one there not even you aha aha death is a giving up … Continue reading

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Friendship: the Anima Problem

Excerpted from Ken Warren’s notes for Repairing the Opposites, Doubling Stars, Turning Swine Into Pears, a program presented by Ken and Stephen Calhoun at The C.G. Jung Center of the Analytical Psychology Center of Western New York in December 2014. … Continue reading

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Friendship: The Cut, and Combing the Matrices

In the upper right hand section of this collage is a vertical white line. Actually, up close, it looks like somebody took a knife to the art work. This vertical line is very critical to the capture of an essential … Continue reading

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Friendship: Meta All of the Above, and Combinatorial Experience

John M. Reisman wrote an amusing, and sometimes edifying, book about friendship, Anatomy of Friendship (1979.) At the beginning he provides a survey of luminaries, all men, with something to say about friendship. Reisman’s luminaries are: Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Montaigne, … Continue reading

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Friendship: the Heart of a Matter

(My aim is to write a bit about my friendship with Ken Warren, and these thoughts are additionally targeted to capture some resonant musings about the nature of friends, friendship, and, other related topics.) My close friend from Vermont, Bob … Continue reading

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My Main Soul Bro, Kenneth Warren 1953-2015

He can celebrate his very real strengths–for instance, strong religious feeling, or a great capacity for friendship, whch often, according to Jung, “creates astonishing tenderness between men and may even rescue friendship between the sexes from the limbo of the … Continue reading

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Liberating the Stars From Space & Time

[The] principle the map is not the territory and name is not the thing named made famous by Alfred Korzybski, strikes at many levels. It reminds us in a general way that when we think of coconuts or pigs, there … Continue reading

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Cubes Upon Cubes

The cubes of the Cube-O-Probe are color coded to make it easy to constitute different aggregates from the several sets. The following is one cube set of dichotomies taken from what I term the Covert Pairs of the experiential learning … Continue reading

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