Concept Arbitraging

A good comrade (EC) suggests the other day in a quasi-poem email that I'm exceptional at something he intriguingly refers to "arbitrage" — I speculate he means building bridges. He writes:

I wonder why you find it so easy to arbitrage concepts
Across disciplines and others find it so difficult.
Have any theories?
I've found
It's a skill of successful poets/artists

Hmmm! My reactions flow quickly through the sequence:

... yes, and leaping ahead (as I am wont to do) to that final question, some candidate answers:

More on some of these another time — unless they're discussed here too much already in years past!

^z - 2012-12-15

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