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Order without laws

A Fine Mess We’ve Gotten Ourselves Into… When you look at the clouds they are not symmetrical. They do not form fours and they do not come along in cubes, but you know at once that they are not a mess. A dirty old ashtray full of junk may be a mess but clouds doContinue reading “Order without laws”


Why the Anthropocene is a Narcissist’s delusion. The stories we tell ourselves…. This tale began as a kind of warning. At least that’s how it seemed. We were entering a phase beyond nature where human activity dominated the destiny of the earth and its life-forms. We were bringing about a Sixth Great Extinction. It shouldContinue reading “Anthropopause”

A Chautauqua…

“What is in mind is a sort of Chautauqua…” Robert M. Persig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance has been a fixture in the lives of many of us raised in the sixties — and later — who have maintained an interest in traditional boats. It might not be much ofContinue reading “A Chautauqua…”