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“What we’ve got here is (a) failure to communicate” : 4

Excerpt from Sigmund Freud, “Project for a Scientific Psychology” (1895) The Experience of Satisfaction The filling of the nuclear neurones in Ψ has as its consequence an effort to discharge, an impetus which is released along motor pathways. Experience shows … Continue reading

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“What we’ve got here is (a) failure to communicate” : 3

Communication, as you may have guessed, is one of those areas where I more often mis- than hit, so I always have lots of chances to reflect on the trials of communication, its ways and waylays. Communication works if the … Continue reading

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“What we’ve got here is (a) failure to communicate” : 2

There are areas of human concern and conduct where I have a lot of personal experience but very little positive knowledge — my experiences are rich in disappointment, failure, frustration, very spare in success. What knowledge I gain is the … Continue reading

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“What we’ve got here is (a) failure to communicate” : 1

A figure rises, in bas relief, as the ground slips away …

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Every Day Is All Hallows Night

The film of nightmare that covers the world. The work it takes to make it mean something.

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τὰ δὲ μοι παθήματα ἐόντα ἀχάριτα μαθήματα γέγονε

Croesus, addressing Cyrus, says — τὰ δὲ μοι παθήματα ἐόντα ἀχάριτα μαθήματα γέγονε. My sufferings, though painful, have been my lessons. — Herodotus • 1.207 Notes • (1) • (2) • (3) • (4) • (5)

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Our Ship Of State❢ Behold Its Wake❢

O Speech Divine — You touched our hearts, You stirred our minds. But when we brush the tears away And turn our faces toward the day, We beg of you but one thing just: Look Homeward, Angel, Look Home — … Continue reading

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To Avoid The Abyss

We have come to the edge of a moral abyss. The abyss is telling us — “Stop.  Do not go this way.  Turn and go another way.” A simple message.  Easy to obey.  But there may be other forces in … Continue reading

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Light in the Clearing

I will keep returning to my core values. I will keep speaking from the center of my experience. Disorder all around me? — What does it matter? As long as there is order in my mind, As long as my … Continue reading

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Approaching Peirce

I gradually grow accustomed to the distinct possibility that there will always be different readings, and even divergent interpretations of Peirce’s writings. Some of that appears to be a two- or three-cultures issue — the readings that befit aesthetic, cultural, … Continue reading

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