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Daily Obstruction: In Mozart’s Workshop

23 Sep


In Mozart’s Workshop


Radios transmit, they don’t create.  So too with minds.

Daily Obstruction: Refractive Index

4 Sep


Refractive Index


Light : Light seen through glass, passing through water :: Thought : Thought passing through a melancholic spell.


Daily Obstruction: The Sad State of the Written Word

17 Jul



The Sad State of the Written Word



The idea of an author, creator, inspired visionary is rapidly losing ground to data-driven documents published on demand.  These data-drivers aren’t even producing books, but e-books, which are not testaments in time, but rather, literally, movable type that may say something else tomorrow than they do today if the data so dictates.

Daily Obstruction: The Speed of Thought

4 Jul


The Speed of Thought


Some days thoughts spontaneously shimmer across the cerebrum like morning light dancing on the lake in autumn and other days it’s as if the cerebrospinal fluid is a neurotransmitter inhibitor, darkening the stage of the dance.

Daily Obstruction: Right Now

4 Apr


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Right Now

If you live in the Now then you’ll never be even a minute older than you are now.

Daily Obstruction: The Power of Thought

2 Apr


The Power of Thought


Billions of years of high pressure does not turn coal into a valuable stone.  Thinking does.

Daily Obstruction: Thoughts & Deeds

30 Mar


Thoughts & Deeds


Descartes said, “Cogito ergo sum,” I think, therefore I am.  But it does not follow to say, “I think bad thoughts, therefore I am bad.”  Or, conversely, “I think good thoughts, therefore I am good.”

Daily Obstruction: Expansive Silence

3 Mar


Expansive Silence


Words can expand your ken, but silence expands your mind.

Daily Obstruction: Party Etiquette

13 Jan


Party Etiquette


Politics, money, religion, and sex – things to avoid when making “small-talk.”  Small-talk reflects small-thought, little-thought, no-thought.  Show me the way to the party for big thoughts and deep conversation where the question “How are you?” is not understood to be a greeting.