some of my outposts
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- Down the Middle
- Between and Betwixt
- Conference of the Birds
- We have created a Star Wars civilization, with Stone Age emotions — E.O.Wilson
- Dual Preoccupations
- Better Than the Bird’s Eye View
- Guitars vs Erasure
- On and On and On
- Almost Random MadLib
- End of a Paragraph
- A Best Of My Own Art Work 2017 – Part 3 – Large Art Works
- A Best Of My Own Art Work 2017 – Part 2 – Small Art Works
- A Best Of My Own Art Work 2017 – Part 1 – Mandalas and Circular Pieces
- Dharma Wheels
- Happy Holidays
- We Need a New CCC for Recovery — the Civic Response Corps April 4, 2020
- Cultivate Plants in Tight Spaces With Square Foot Gardening April 4, 2020
- The Benefits of Masks for All to Fight COVID-19 April 4, 2020
- Makers Wanted: Print PPE for NYC Now April 3, 2020
- 3D Print This Simple Tool Now, To Help Local Sewists Make More Masks for Covid-19 April 3, 2020
Tag Archives: a-ha!
Dreams With Sharp Teeth – documentary on Harlan Ellison Harlan Ellison
Scale of the Universe Partition a half hour out of your striving and dig this…by far the most humbling experience the inter tubes have provided me.
Sperm Whale Encounter from Howard Hall on Vimeo. h/t Howard Hall
…following from Whatever Happened to Winter.
Tiny Story from Sebas & Clim on Vimeo. Fastcodedesign
[flashvideo filename=http://squareone-learning.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/MVI_1400.flv /] Sonny, named after Sonny Rollins, joins our feline brood, Sassy (after Sarah Vaughan,) Glori (after Gloria Steinem,) and the inimitable stray who showed up last June, Kizzy, aka Kismet, aka The Kizzinator.) Glori Sassy Kizzy Sonny Did … Continue reading
Jean S. Calhoun, March 20-1927 – January 25, 2012 (with her granddaughter, Caileigh Raine Calhoun, daughter of my brother Crede and sister-in-law Carol) With me holding her hand, streaming into the last seconds of a four month long, unwinding process, … Continue reading
Self-explanatory. via Let’s Talk About Evolution Guardian.UK; in turn via the essential research blogging’s GirlScientist. Video Fill in blank: “so much for _________________”
Synchronicity takes the coincidence of events in space and time as meaning something more than mere chance, namely, a peculiar interdependence of objective events among themselves as well as with the subjective (psychic) states of the observer or observers. I … Continue reading
Several weeks ago I went searching on the net for Coleman Barks. Barks, a poet, is most well known for his versions of Rumi. In fact, to the extent Rumi is known by the English-speaking world, a lion’s share of the credit accrues to Mr. Barks and to his colleague and co-author John Moyne.
Having done this same search years ago, I knew there are numerous resources and media, but, one such resource at the CBC had been taken down, an interview with Barks and Andrew Harvey by Mary Hynes (as part of Ms. Hynes’ Tapestry Series.) I made an inquiry.
Lo and behold a few days later a nice gentleman from the CBC emailed me and asked if I would be interested in providing an introduction for this archival podcast. I jumped at the opportunity to help bring the interview back into circulation.
Video at Poetry Everywhere (PBS)
The Big Red Book is the newest exploration of Rumi by Coleman Barks. It focuses on Rumi’s relationship with Shams of Tabriz. One of the aphorisms of Shams is a touchstone for me:
Follow the perfume, not the tracks.
The following video provides a beguiling introduction to Rumi and Shams.
Once, the villagers invited Mulla Nasruddin to deliver a lecture on spiritual matters. When he got on the pulpit, he found the audience was not very enthusiastic, so he asked “Do you know what I am going to say?” The … Continue reading
Susan and I saw our first Patriot Day fireworks together: [flashvideo filename=http://www.squareone-learning.com/video/fireworksHDf.flv width=”512″ height=”288″ bufferlength=”30″ /]
God was invented to explain mystery. God is always invented to explain those things that you do not understand. Now, when you finally discover how something works, you get some laws which you’re taking away from God; you don’t need … Continue reading
A handful of questions one can direct to a subject or to their self are easily enabled to drill into the fragile web of contingencies that are structurally necessary to human development. 1. What brought you to live where you … Continue reading
Favorite droll turn on cogito ergo sum*: I think therefore I think I am. Possibly better: I think therefore I think I am thinking. Best: You are your epistemology. (Gregory Bateson) I’ve always stuck with John Lilly’s: My beliefs are … Continue reading
Judith Buerkel, February 12, 1941-March 24, 2007 I’ve been privileged to be the not very good student of a succession of teachers. (This admitted, I remain surprised how much of the transmission gets through despite my own resistance!) Judith came … Continue reading
(Terence McKenna clip) To this I would add: Culture programs you and deprograms the Four Noble Truths.
My grandmother wanted me to have an education, so she kept me out of school. — Margaret Mead The best education consists in immunizing people against systematic attempts at education. — Paul Feyerabend Hat tip to: afewlinesmore.blogspot.com, not active but … Continue reading