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The Library Is Open

featuring 24,014,408 books (including 1,251,822 with full-text) [as of April 27, 2010] One web page for every book ever published. It’s a lofty, but achievable, goal. To build it, we need hundreds of millions of book records, a wiki interface, … Continue reading

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Field Eight – Opening Day

You can make out Matt’s magic bat leaning up against the back-stop to good ol’ field 8. Opening day of Free Play Softball, April 18th, ‘the first Sunday after tax day!’ Since 1986, I vaguely recall. Have I been playing … Continue reading

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The 10% Problem

The Pareto Principle, commonly known as the 80-20 rule, first figured into my own thinking several years before someone hipped me to the origins of a conception I was using. In truth, I had developed its bastard child, also a … Continue reading

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Jump in’

Obviously #64 of 64 Ways to Beat the Blues, a book of cartoons by Yolanda Nave. (Amazon) Had the pleasure of participating in a Hunting & Gathering session with a very close friend, and veteran of squareONE learning‘s experiential tool … Continue reading

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Serendip @Bryn Mawr

While I was wrestling with a problem of terminology* with respect to key definitions with respect to my concocting a Transformative Anthropology, I happened upon Serendip at Bryn Mawr College. Here’s a few captures from this marvelous site and project. … Continue reading

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Quest to Learn

[excerpt] she won’t know if the school prepares kids for real-world success until the first class graduates. But Quest has already proved itself in one area: The kids love it. “It’s fun,” says student Nadine Clements. Her least favorite part … Continue reading

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Gray Swans?

One way to while-away the time during my short commute, and, errands, is to listen to unabridged audiobooks. If the experience proves worthwhile as a moment of learning, I’m next compelled to work against my learning style (aural-kinesthetic) and read … Continue reading

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Space, The Final Frontier

(click for large windowbox version) If I reflect upon phenomenologists about town…well, there aren’t many of us. Anyhowsa, Frank M. Mills is one of the few. In the past few days, he’s melded his family of web media locations into … Continue reading

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The Kids of Summer

Thanks to Alice for snapping this shot from September 6. Age range: roughly 16 to 66. We started our Free Play pick-up softball league in April on the first Sunday after tax day. We’ll play until it becomes too insane … Continue reading

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A Programming Problem

In today’s New York Times, in the magazine, Paul Krugman asks, How Did Economists Get It So Wrong? In the article he recounts how it happened that the world’s finest experts in macroeconomics were unable to adapt their models and, … Continue reading

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Transformative Anthropology III – Gas Stop

I had the good fortune to reacquaint myself this week with a friend from 40 years ago. After explaining my research into the fragile contingencies underlying life changing events, she offered a terrific example, and, additionally brought a new term … Continue reading

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What the Wind Blows

Reflexive Orders of Awareness – A Schema Some examples should suffice to unpack the notion of reflexive orders. First Order awareness is automatic, and not directed. If you ever have driven a car and noted at some point that you … Continue reading

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Transformative Anthropology II.

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

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Transformative Anthropology I.

I’m going to try here to rope in a few colleagues to respond in public–here–to something I’ve been playing around with off and on for four years. To set this up, here is an edited version of an email I … Continue reading

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Groups & the Development of Consciousness

My colleague and friend Robert has asked in a comment to Sustainability, Systems Awareness & Eros, “However saying that, I don’t know if the “group” consciousness actually manages to effect a real conscious change in both individuals and in groups. … Continue reading

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TRAINING

In this excerpt from my film “Zrareet ! ” my mother-in-law explains how to train a Moroccan husband with a great sense of humor. They have been married for over 60 years. wifechadly Youtube channel

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WHY ARE WE HAPPENING TOGETHER RIGHT NOW?r

Sitting at the local coffee shop, waiting for a business partner to arrive so that we could discuss a project, I decided to kill time by opening my laptop to check my email. In my email was a post from … Continue reading

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RHYTHM RIVER PROMO

The Rhythm River pages are up at squareONE. I made a quickee montage to promote this latest tool; albeit the development unfolded over twenty years. [flashvideo filename=http://squareone-learning.com/video/RhythmRiver2.flv /] Music is Kayyam, from my 2002 recording In Khorasan. It can be … Continue reading

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PLAY OF OPPOSITES-DEMO

The first beta test of videographing a squareONE tool process. I recorded demonstrations of Grab Bag and Play of Opposites. Thanks to my brother and his camera. (I’ve got my eye on a Canon HV20 to be purchased after the … Continue reading

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SOUND OF PLAY

I was dumping audio from my Zoom H4 digital recorder, and, lo-and-behold, there was an environmental recording on it etched from placing my backpack with the recorder in it next to the chain link backstop on the Freeplay softball diamond. … Continue reading

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