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Intersections

Intersections

Walking the narrow edges of fractal pathways requires an ethics of compassion, footsteps chosen or constructed with kindness and care.  Yet I am frustrated in all directions, still scenting the air for those elusive golden threads, the sweet spots of thriving that are at once so fragile and strong. I cannot help but believe in them, although I trip over them so seldom now. I wonder how I can sometimes be so discouraged by contexts that show little tolerance of…

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Strange Dalí

Strange Dalí

Hubby is giving his amazing paper on Dalí and delirium RIGHT NOW. All the other speakers are friends, especially Freddie. It looks like a crazy lineup, but all of this is fascinating and real and stimulating and fun. Me? I have to stay home. Sometimes I feel as though I need a wife. Do I even count as an intellectual anymore? Wahhhh Of course, I did get to experience the Molly reunion. Maybe that’s more important.

Voices Through the Whirlwind

Voices Through the Whirlwind

Just when I had loads and loads to blog about, I got knocked down by oak pollen. I just knew those trees were hostile. There is too far too much to tell, so here’s just a very quick summary. Equinox Weekend – Inconsolably depressed, and for no good, acceptable (rational) reason. Spiraling outside my will. Surrounded by a wall. Falling down a well. But then… the thunder quieted a little and – between the soundcracks of the whirlwind – I…

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Buy John’s Book

Buy John’s Book

I have been seriously remiss in my intellectual (and wifely) support! I haven’t even urged you to buy, read, and comment on hubby’s book – The Allure of Machinic Life: Cybernetics, Artificial Life, and the New AI (Bradford Books, MIT Press)! Preview The Allure of Machinic Life at Google Books. I’m a little annoyed about the title, since I preferred “The Lure of Machinic Life” to “The Allure of Machinic Life.” However, the absolutely wonderful bit on me me me…

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Scanner Darkly, Reading, Hubby Blog, Pondlife

Scanner Darkly, Reading, Hubby Blog, Pondlife

We went to see “A Scanner Darkly” last night, since Ben had an unexpected sleepover with a neighborhood buddy. I liked the fascinating graphic effects and the chill, yet weirdly comical, mood. I couldn’t have guessed where it was going, and I won’t spoil it for you – I’ll just say that I haven’t yet seen the synopsis that accurately described the movie. I love Philip K. Dick. As usual, Keanu Reeves was the weak point of the film. I…

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