Category Archives: Creative Works

The Other Extinction

image by Marsel van Ooosten via overgrowthesystem.com “Listen to this,” Ren said, looking up from his laptop. “This cog scientist Donald Hoffman ‘has spent the past three decades studying perception, artificial intelligence, evolutionary game theory and the brain, and his … Continue reading

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play date

image by Ed Gregory from pexels — CC0 licensed The shirtless stranger walks along the beach and when he passes you, as you are sunning and picnicking with your two friends he smiles and waves You smile and frown back, … Continue reading

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augury

painting by Dmytro Ivashchenko on wikimedia — CC-by-SA 4.0 It’s 80 degrees on the quiet sand, at midnight but the wind is howling and the rain is starting up again There is no one on the beach — it’s usually quiet … Continue reading

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Birds of Kaua’i

Part of my practice of noticing is taking photos of birds (and other living creatures). Here’s what came into view today by the beach near Kapa’a: plumeria blossoms golden plover, locally called the kōlea ubiquitous zebra dove delightful songbird, the white-rumped … Continue reading

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Invisible

microscopic photo of a tardigrade, a recently-discovered clawed bear-like aquatic creature about 1/16 of an inch long, that has been found thriving everywhere, including places of extreme cold and pressure; in poor climates they self-dehydrate to tiny condensed size and … Continue reading

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Links of the Quarter: September 2016

our civilization, it seems to me is like an old man with alzheimer’s; it has its good days and its bad days, but on the whole the progress of the disease seems slow but relentless and the prognosis doesn’t look … Continue reading

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Remembering

photo by Maren Yumi conversation log: 6469 New Calendar It is inherently difficult, because of your language’s limitations, to articulate how this way of being is so different from yours. Your language, as your people have explained, evolved during your Time … Continue reading

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Disruption

Ren stood in the middle of the stream, tossing his line into the water, not looking at all like a real fisher. He wore only a brief bathing suit, revealing the huge tattoo of a wolf howling at the moon that covered … Continue reading

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Fireproof (repost)

I am reposting, in their entirety, the ten articles I wrote that were published in SHIFT magazine (which is now on hiatus) between 2013 and 2015, since some of the links have changed and so that my blog contains the … Continue reading

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Them, You, Then, Now, Always (repost)

I am reposting, in their entirety, the ten articles I wrote that were published in SHIFT magazine (which is now on hiatus) between 2013 and 2015, since some of the links have changed and so that my blog contains the … Continue reading

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