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A Year That Made Me

(Susan tells me, “Why would I want to attend a first grade reunion on a work night?”) Last night I met up with some of my peeps from ninth grade. Jim Duffy reminded me he bought a Peter Frampton LP … 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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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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World’s Whole Frame

The Wild Garden – NOWNESS from NOWNESS on Vimeo. Another year rolls into spring. Time to get the hands dirty. I have a bohemian flower garden to tend to. An Anatomy of the World The First Anniversary WHEN that rich … Continue reading

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Riding With Hair Duce

64 Cadillac Fleetwood via photopin (license) It was bound to happen some night and it happened last night. I had a dream with Donald J. Trump in it. As a longtime dream keeper and dream analyst, the dream with respect … Continue reading

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Healthy Solipsism II.

My working assumption is that when I’m learning about another person, I am learning about their personal culture and their sense of their identity and about their narrative and about all the weaving and stitching which provides the sensible and … Continue reading

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Unhealthy Solipsism

“What you do not seem to recognize is that I am telling you about what has long interested me and what I did about being interested in this way. It seems to me you want to wave it all away … Continue reading

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Yet, We Converse With Each Other

Hexagram 44 Your name or your person, Which is dearer? Your person or your goods, Which is worth more? Gain or loss, Which is a greater bane? That is why excessive meanness Is sure to lead to great expense; Too … Continue reading

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Cube-O-Probe: How to Work With a New Team

This is a very clear and direct roll of the Cube-O-Probe, framed by the intention, Give me crucial hints about working with the new team. My reflections on it clarified for me the necessity of allowing the wise ones to … Continue reading

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Eat or Be Eaten

World Surf League Pe’ahi Challenge These waves are over 25 feet, with most of them in the 30-40 foot range. If you wipe out and end up under the break, you can be driven 30+ feet under the surface. Big … Continue reading

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Devotion Rewarded

This photograph of my father and his wife Joanne is my favorite photo taken of my dad. Why? He’s smiling. He’s seated next to the love of his life. Joanne was the huge hearted gal who not only was devoted to my … Continue reading

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Holly’s Helping Hand

“Hey, Holly remember when I put you and Judith in a trance for a couple of days?” (Indeed I did so, by mistake, via a soundtrack I created for a workshop presented by Judith Buerkel in March 1994.) Holly has … Continue reading

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The Flux of Serendipity

I told my new friend David, ‘last night the Kuper sisters came over for dinner.’ Kate has been a friend of mine since around the summer of 1967, and I met her the first time in the early weeks of … 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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Old Music Renewed for the Adventurous Listener

My most accessible musical work, compiled into easy listening medleys; aimed at friends, the neophyte, the intrepid, and the unsuspecting. Plus: FREE DOWNLOAD genre: slow music, experimental, ambient Medley I. 1 (2001) Ancient Sanabad 4:29 2 (2009) Heldonsket 6:10 3 (2011) … Continue reading

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Pecking Order

I likely was around the age of ten–1964–when my friends and I started playing kick ball on the asphalt diamond at Coventry School during the summer. This gave me the opportunity to be a self-assessor, and, also to step back … 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 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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