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…

Twas the Night Before Christmas

With my mum gone for a couple of years now, it’s especially poignant for me to hear that old saw, “Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse!” Here’s why: When I was just a baby, my mother taught me to recite “Twas the…

Inspiring Autumnal Air

The air changed just as we entered September, and my mind is slowly returning from the summertime haze. Its been a lovely summer and here are a few highlights – more to come next post. Sacred Nature Article We went to Portland for a week, dogsitting while friends of friends went to Northwest Sufi Camp….

“Fifteen Thousand Useful Words and Phrases” from 1910

R. sent me this via email: The land of copyright free books…. Gutenberg and ipod meet in one and I now have access to “Fifteen Thousand Useful Words and Phrases” from 1910. Do not consider this to be “Antiquated Prudery” or full of “appalling difficulties”, this book has “apparent significance” and “assiduously cultivated” “apparent genius”……

On the Lines

This is what they’re talking about A body as large as Mount Meru Can the heart survive the procedure? Experiment after experiment Produced only cast off Frankensteins Our heart blood incompatible: wrong type Now, remembering Whitman’s lines On the body electric I lay on the power lines And fuse through the grid Light zaps white…

Overexposed

The heart is overexposed In light too high to see with any eye How can words be known here Where all is blinded light? The listening heart hears The rush of love’s waterfall As a million butterflies per second Crash into the pools below. On the mountain peaks Siva wears his snake around his neck…