Message of the Week 1.16.2018
What does or does not a City?
What is articulated and fluid?
Loop by loop the floating signpost ran
In and between
Across & throughout
Neither circle nor spiral
Neither linear or exponential
Yet also bounded
With blinding speed the world’s wisdom freshened up
Who runs the Bingo?
Who runs your Thermodynamic?
Reach not for arrows, but for clovers
Slip on some pockets and jump out the door
Quote of the week
Taylor had fallen asleep with headphones on, behind the driver’s seat. Dorothea was telling a story about a woman who built a house in the middle of a never-ending landslide, and her story made their car go 300 miles per hour. Kawashima was busy driving.
Ernesto’s response: “We could not ‘break’ nature if we spent a million years trying. This planet is a speck, and we are specks on a speck. But our little habitat is fragile, and we cannot live without it.”
All the Birds in the Sky – Charlie Jane Anders (#5, Time Top 10 Novels of 2016, Nebula Award Winner)
I found this book in a Little Free Library (littlefreelibrary.org). I would give it a 10 out of 5 for magic and a 6 of 5 for sci-fi. The story and all that is also cool, but fiction critic is not among my skills. (Disclaimer: this is not meant to imply that magic works this way in the real world…. AFAIK)
Page of the Week
An Open Mind: Sera Davidow Questions What We Think We Know About Mental Illness – Tracy Frisch, The Sun Magazine, April 2017