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Nature Rx

Posted by on Aug 14, 2015 in Humor, Nothing, Now, Philosophy, Sound, surprise | Comments Off on Nature Rx

Nature will kick you in the face or kill you… but some of us are in need of just that. MORE ABOUT THIS

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Life is Surprises

Posted by on Apr 24, 2015 in Film, Mass Media, Norms, Now, Spectacle, Sports, surprise, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Life is Surprises

A remnant of what I used to teach… I would say to my students that their medium is “surprises” – not video, not film, not sound, but surprises. Just like actual living. From the New York Times Sunday Review The Economics of Suspense APRIL 24, 2015  Credit Gérard Dubois Gray Matter By JEFFREY ELY, ALEXANDER FRANKEL and EMIR KAMENICA IMAGINE the following situation. After a grueling day at work, you plop down in front of your TV, ready to relax. Your TiVo has recorded all of the day’s March Madness games. You’ve sequestered yourself away from any news about who won or...

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In Between

Posted by on Apr 20, 2015 in Art, Belief, Film, Less, Nothing, Now | Comments Off on In Between

In between the beginning & the ending… from Silent Light – Stellet Lijcht – Luz silenciosa (Carlos Reygadas)

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Any Given Moment: Brother Steindl-Rast

Posted by on Nov 6, 2014 in Humor, Less, Now | Comments Off on Any Given Moment: Brother Steindl-Rast

Brother David Steindl-Rast, A Network of Grateful Living (ANG*L) and his many books! Br. Steindl-Rast, against solidification: The religions start from mysticism. There is no other way to start a religion. But, I compare this to a volcano that gushes forth …and then …the magma flows down the sides of the mountain and cools off. And when it reaches the bottom, it’s just rocks. You’d never guess that there was fire in it. So after a couple of hundred years, or two thousand years or more, what was once alive is dead rock. Doctrine becomes doctrinaire. Morals become...

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