Monthly Archives: November 2013

The Zen poem that unified a nation

If you’ve been reading this blog, you’ll know I was born on the Earth but now live on a planet 40 light years away (see earlier posts for more info).  Most of my posts are from the book I wrote … Continue reading

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In response to WordPress writing challenge – 5 haiku for successive days.

As suggested at http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/11/25/challenge-haiku/#more-48826 My native country on this terraformed planet is tropical; all its flora and fauna are imported from someplace on Earth. There is no moon here so the night sky features endless stars.  There are no fossil fuels … Continue reading

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Liquid Courage: Alcoholism and its Deep Roots in Hunter-Gatherer Bravery – (please consider reblogging if you think it might help people)

At one point in the story I tell in This Moonless Sky, I found myself on a sailing ship fleeing ahead of an advancing, hostile navy – and there was nothing to do but wait it out as the crew … Continue reading

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The Zen of Bottle-Smashing

One evening, my friends Xus and Eleya (a boy-girl couple, both 17 like me as reckoned in Earth years) came out with my boyfriend Yith and I on one of those reckless-youth occasions – a drinking party around a campfire … Continue reading

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‘Things – are they clouds?’ (translation of French post by Jean-Paul Galibert below). My comment: Categories, labels and defined entities – how artificial are they?

Every item or thing has three states: – the cloud of causes – the thing – the cloud of effects The thing is only a pose (a phase, a moment) of the cloud. It’s the hyphen, the transitory concretion, the … Continue reading

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The delineation paradox – the key to understanding conceptualization.

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Les choses sont-elles des nuages? / Categories, labels and defined entities – how artificial are they?

Originally posted on existence !:
Toute chose a trois états : – le nuage des causes – la chose – le nuage des effets. La chose n’est qu’une pose, (une phase, un moment) du nuage. Elle est le trait d’union, la concrétion…

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