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Notes on synchronicity and creativity, friendship, sustainability, and, an amplification of parts multiplying the whole; plus Elvis

SCalhoun, 2012, The Transcendent Function The process of coming to terms with the unconscious is a true labor, a work which involves both action and suffering. It has been named the “transcendent function” because it represents a function based on … Continue reading

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Free Play Perfection

My definition of an ideal Sunday softball morning at Field #8, Forest Hills Park, Cleveland Heights, Ohio, USA, North America, Planet Earth, is when a minimum of sixteen people show up by our moving-target-of-a-start time. Full field, baby! (This is … Continue reading

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Pagan Men of Fall

The tricker treaters came in waves. I asked a group including two Jedi masters to step back and pose for a group portrait. By my count the Free Play Softball League has notched 28 games, going back to April. It’s … Continue reading

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Happy 75th Abdullah!

Roughly in this picture of the two of us, Abdullah Ibrahim is the age I am now. Twenty years ago, on the sidewalk in Middlebury, Vermont. Although we’re no longer in touch*, my beloved friend Abdullah Ibrahim, turn 75 today. … 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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URBAN & RURAL

From 1989 until I left Vermont in 1991, I lived in a farmhouse in Waltham with Ron and two fine Ethiopian gentlemen and musicians, Seleshe and Kiflu. The latter was known as the ‘world most handsome man.’ The two were … Continue reading

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PROPINQUITY

Almost immediately after going online in 1995, I ran into new friends via email discussion lists. This was a comfortable mode for me although when I look back at my experience I recognize how I let a lot of counter-productive … Continue reading

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WARPED BY THE RAIN

I returned Monday from New Mexico. The service and wake for Jamie was spontaneous, soulful, and deeply moving. There was country rock, desert vistas, and Jamie’s karass. It was an event every bit as spiritually complex, and necessary, as the … Continue reading

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BEACON CALL

March, 1972; at the Cohen family’s ‘ranch.’ In 1997, at our 25th reunion, insisting to Jamie that the bar be set high, we worked to configure our relationship to be about who we both are, and not about what we … Continue reading

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STRUCK NOTE

On September 9th I published a post to celebrate two new artistic creations by my soul brother Jamie Cohen. Yesterday I received a call from my other soul brother David. He told me Jamie had passed away on September 11th. … Continue reading

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WHERE’S WALTER?

Walter Logeman and yours truly go back a bit. 12 years. The first person I added to my virtual karass. We initiated some experiments and adventures. I’ve never met his body. I wish I could go visit him in New … Continue reading

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