Category: And Now For Something Completely Different

100) A New Century

3:45 in the morning, January 1st, 2000.   (yawn, stretch, roll out of bed, go pee…) Well, it’s the dawn of a new century!  Actually, a new millennium!  Well…I guess it isn’t really, until Jan 1st, 2001, but hey, nobody really cares about that. Anyway, whoa, that’s pretty cool. This sure feels like a unique,…

81) The Feeling of Falling

I hesitate to put my fingers to keys.Words are too solid.  Once produced, they sit, motionless, changeless, static. Even the most poetic depiction of something that moves, breathes, sparks into life, Is like a box, with solid sides and a solid bottom and a solid lidEncapsulating whatever is insideIn the confines of its walls But what I…

80) Magic, Motorcycles, and Mandelbrot: Part 4 – A Call for Global Revolution

So, over 40+ years, my thinking has evolved, from Magic, to Motorcycles, to Mandelbrot, as it has passed from naive and wishful hoping, to power-based command & control ways of thinking, to socio-ecological complexity ways of thinking.  And this takes us to the present, where an understanding of the direction the world is heading, leads…

79) Magic, Motorcycles, and Mandelbrot: Part 3 – Mandelbrot

Then along comes Mandelbrot.  Fractals.  Complex dynamic systems.  Feedback loops.  Self-organization.  Resilience.  Perturbations.  Multi-leveled thinking.  Holonarchies.  Cybernetics.  Nonlinearity.    And your world changes.  If you have gone through this learning curve, then you know, and I know that you know, that you think differently as a result.  (Unless yahyah, you’re a super-genius and you were…

54) God Masturbates

When did you start masturbating? I mean, you don’t have to tell ME.  I’m just asking you to reflect.  Although, whatever man, if you want to tell me, that’s fine too.  I’ve been told I’m a good listener.  😉 So, when you started, did you feel guilty about it?  Confused?  Did you worry that it…

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