Monthly Archives: September 2006

Grouse

A couple of months ago, while I was cutting the grass on the riding mower, I suddenly noticed a grouse running along the side of the fence, back and forth, parallel to me. I assumed he/she was protecting a nest, … Continue reading

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Links for the Week – September 9, 2006

Politics & Economics: Mexico’s Fraudulent Election: James Galbraith says unwillingness to conduct a full recount indicates that Mexico’s recent presidential election, like the US elections in 2000 and 2004, was subverted by fraud and other illegal activities that changed the … Continue reading

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Three Paths to Let-Self-Change, and Learning to Breathe

Three Paths to Let-Self-ChangeI‘m reading, and trying the exercises in, Indigo Ocean’s book on meditation (and much more) Being Bliss. One of the things I like about it is her candour and humility — she does not suggest that hers … Continue reading

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Ten Steps to Great Conversations

“Human existence takes place in the relational space of conversation. This means that our way of living – that is to say, our human condition – takes place in our form of relating to each other and the world we … Continue reading

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The End of Drugs

“This is bad”, Gino said. “It was rough when the gangs warred over turf, and when the narcs blitzed us, but nothing like this. At least in those days there was always a supply. You might have to twist some … Continue reading

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*Sigh* — The End of My Euphoria

Here’s another brief report on my self-experimentation progress, as I attempt to mitigate, as naturally as possible, the symptoms of my newly-diagnosed Ulcerative Colitis, and ultimately discover this autoimmune hyperactivity disease’s cause and cure. I‘ve just completed another correlation analysis … Continue reading

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Are Conspiracies and Oligopolies Complex Adaptive Behaviours?

With the anniversary of 9/11 looming, there has been a recent resurgence of attention given to so-called ‘conspiracy theories’ — e.g. that 9/11 was a neocon plot, that the recent ‘terrorist busts’ in the UK, US and Canada were scripted … Continue reading

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Why I Blog: A Taskonomy for Making Sense of, and Coping with, Complexity

Something suddenly clicked last night (another night of insomnia) when I was thinking about Dave Snowden’s ontologies (especially his probe-sense-respond ontology for complex systems), and about my plan to convert the taxonomy of my blog Table of Contents to a … Continue reading

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Links for the Week — September 2, 2006

Sample information map from International Networks Archive. A deep green tinge to this week’s two dozen links. Environment and Energy: Toronto Home Buyers Offered New Green Options: Mattamy Homes in Toronto is surveying home-buyers to see how much they are … Continue reading

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Writely or Wrongly, a Failing Grade, So Far, for a Promising Tool

Last Sunday (August 27) I published an essay entitled Social Networking: Why are Conversation and Collaboration Tools so Underused? and encouraged readers to sign up to edit the document using Writely instead of using the comments thread to note their … Continue reading

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