Becoming a True Grandmother

When I first became a grandmother I was so inspired by the intensity of the experience that I wrote this little document about it all. It has been several years since that first blast of light, and I'm now at another phase. But a friend just had her first grandchild, so I dusted off this…

Alif the Unseen – a great read!

Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson My rating: 4 of 5 stars When I picked up this book it was remaindered at Powell's, and somehow it intrigued me. Maybe it was the sufi connection, or ...? Well it held my concentrated attention beautifully and I see it as a supreme example of plot development,…

Mechanical Bride: Folklore of Industrial Man by Marshall McLuhan My rating: 5 of 5 stars Move over Mad Men, this is the basis of so much of your script - especially the early episodes. Actually seeing McLuhan's early work in pop culture and communications makes this book a fantastic trip through memory lane. Mechanical Bride…

Media and Consciousness

I just set up an account at academia.edu that includes downloads to some of the articles I've written in the past, and I'll be adding to it. The article James K-M and I wrote years ago for Leonardo Magazine (the MIT press journal) is only available through them, so I'll be digging in my archives to…

Recent Articles on Shamcher’s Books

Lately I've written several articles on Shamcher's books. Here they are to date: Introduction to Planet Earth Demands: Economist, engineer, generalist and mystic, Shamcher Bryn Beorse, reveals his comprehensive overview of the forces and influences shaping humanity in the latter half of the 20th century. Concerned with the fate of the earth environmentally, socially and politically, he offered…

Every Willing Hand

The next book in the Shamcher Archives series, Every Willing Hand, is scheduled to be released May 6th! It's been a great project putting this together and the website is up and running HERE. I've had many reflections on it and will add them to this post soon. So happy with the cover that Diane…