Strange Attractor Logic

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
Never repeating
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

It’s not arcane, it’s just ‘[…]-pan-[…]’ (aka Mx. Saucy)

Message of the Week 1.10.2018

The Person of Mother Gaia, the Self of
_ Spider Mother, the Identity of Star
__ Goddess, the Being of Human, the
___ Consciousness of Superorganism, the Ego
____ of Dolphin, the Spirit of Microbe,
_____ the Experience of Space-time, the
______ Feeling of Nebula, the Vitality of
_______ Fungal Megafauna, the Knowingness
________ of Tree, the Is-ness of Rocks, the Libido
_________ of Magma, the Story of Song,
__________ the Movie of Philosophy,
___________ the animateness of all,
____________ the Lore of the understory

 Randomly chosen seed at image top left. DWR = An app called Deepware Rupture.

Quote of the Week

[…]
Is pointing and laughing something we do naturally, or do we have to learn it? Likewise, can someone without a sense of humor be taught to have one, or must it be beaten into him?

[…]

If your friend is struck by lightning and he seems to be all right, but his hair is smoking, is it O.K. to laugh?

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Is there a story that would best illustrate what humor is, and, if so, what would that story be?

Do insects have a sense of humor, and does it involve stinging you?
[…]

The Mysteries of Humor – Jack Handey – The New Yorker 1.15.2018

Link of the Week

Drug Decriminalization in Portugal: A Health Centered Approach 

by The Drug Policy Alliance

Message of the Week – 12.31.2017 ::: A Superposition of Three Types

3 glyph seed chosen at random: 

A radio story – a scientist who was developing dementia, (I think it was dementia?), developed a common symptom: inability to read analog clocks. He retaught himself, eventually, after reconceptualizing the clock as a “Superposition of Three Types”, (seconds, minutes, hours), which it is.

Symbol of symbol
Interval of time
Base unit of knowing
Divisions of measurement
Articles of code
Words to the wind
Transposition of figures
Portability of speech
Fixability of language

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