here's a place to gather string and tangle it before posting to the ^zhurnal ...


I remember a conversation we had a year or so before his death, walking in the hills above Pasadena. We were exploring an unfamiliar trail and Richard, recovering from a major operation for the cancer, was walking more slowly than usual. He was telling a long and funny story about how he had been reading up on his disease and surprising his doctors by predicting their diagnosis and his chances of survival. I was hearing for the first time how far his cancer had progressed, so the jokes did not seem so funny. He must have noticed my mood, because he suddenly stopped the story and asked, "Hey, what's the matter?"

I hesitated. "I'm sad because you're going to die."

"Yeah," he sighed, "that bugs me sometimes too. But not so much as you think." And after a few more steps, "When you get as old as I am, you start to realize that you've told most of the good stuff you know to other people anyway."

We walked along in silence for a few minutes. Then we came to a place where another trail crossed and Richard stopped to look around at the surroundings. Suddenly a grin lit up his face. "Hey," he said, all trace of sadness forgotten, "I bet I can show you a better way home."

And so he did.

poem about "Two and Three" (language of "Thank You!" and "I Love You")


-Respect +
+Pity Admiration
-Rejection Fear


Break Rules Keep Rules


Meaningless beauty —
Senseless joy —
And respond

^z - 2016-11-??


Gerd Gigerenzer quick-start:

^z - 2016-11-??


... could one summarize Zhurnaly/ZhurnalyWiki posts via some sort of diagrams based vaguely on Category Theory dots-and-arrows? ... e.g.:

physics martial arts
soft matter taiji


physics martial arts
soft matter taiji


pace peace
    ↓      ↓
outside inside

or ...

SATs vectors
    ↓      ↓
taxonomy spanning

from note to friend (Amy):

... seems super-wise to focus on your Self and understanding and improving and helping your Self (and since we're all One, that Self includes ... me too, eh?) ... sometimes I kinda suspect that when the buddhists blather on about No-Self they could be talking about One-Self or All-Self! ...

and when the Buddhist say non-duality they are dividing the world into two parts -- the dual and the non-dual -- so ... hmmmmm!


The sounds of Morse: DAH-di-di-di-DAH as double-dash punctuation between thoughts ... di-di-di-dit di-dit as laughter ...

and FB OM ... YL and XYL ... 73 ...