Only Quote

23Aug18

I like quotes. And it’s often easier to put forth what someone else has said than to stand behind one’s own words. They have their place though and can be fun. My old collection. What made me think of them right now was reflecting on alienation’s strength and remembering E. M. Forster, “Only connect.”

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Favorite globe-spanning computer network: the Internet

When I restarted this the other day, I had in the back of my mind to write once a day (and probably only once a day). I knew they couldn’t all be as long or as linkful as that first post, but whenever I get started on something I want to provide context, add some depth, an unusual angle, maybe some subtle nuance…

Once I have something book length in mind I’m almost certain to stop writing after getting a short way in, the goal too far too complete in a sitting. Hence the title of this post. Small pieces are good! I can join them up later to make larger constructs. And I’m pretty sure that if I actually post a new bit every day, eventually they will become more frequent, and longer and more connected. And it’s a good inquiry – what’s a good scope for a ~10-minute or half-hour piece, ideally one that intertwingles well with others to yield larger wholes?

One way to notice my scope has gotten too big is if I’ve started some heavy research, which I often let sneak in without really realizing it. Even posting a picture makes a post like this more work, but it was hard to resist since the Right Size Bite pattern is so perfect for this post.


Fresh StartIt’s past time to start writing more intentionally, exploring some possibilities and connecting more dots for myself and others. And to get serious about pulling support from Facebook and the other for-profit publishers whose business models are so intrinsically against human interests. I’m grateful to WordPress.org and .com for being as awesome as they are, such that I can just pick up and continue eleven years after the last time I wrote here. I am in many ways more drawn to less linear and more collaborative forms of expression than blogging, so if I do write here more it could easily lead to more writing in my Wagn as well, intertwingling with public bookmarking, let’s see what kind of trouble emerges.

KEPW 97.3FM PeaceWorks Community Radio largeLately I’m most active with KEPW-LP 97.3FM, the newish local community radio station where I live in Eugene, Oregon. It’s just one of thousands of new low-power stations started in the U.S. in the past few years, the result of decades of radio activism including countless pirate radio stations proving over and over that there was no interference, no technical reason to block low-power stations.

HoloI’m also starting a deeper dive into Holochain and Holo, which although they’re emerging in the context of cryptocurrencies have solid roots from before Bitcoin, Ethereum & all, and serious potential to reinvigorate the commons on the Internet, and in general. I’ll definitely be writing more from that exploration.


Perhaps most importantly, I am seeking better patterns internally and externally for staying in grace (aka equanimous passion!) or at least closer to it. That would make life just plain more fun, and I assume help me to be more consistent with things and people (or at least be more communicative when I do drop back). Nonviolent Communication and some Buddhist philosophy and practice continue to seem like the most hopeful scenes for me on that front.


This is a blog i started just to test out Word Press, and then to post a song i created. My real home on the web is http://ourpla.net/


Dinner

30Jan07

Okay, here’s my first song for 30 songs in 30 days:

Click on this link –> Dinner

Lyrics:

(Dinner) I don’t know why, but i wrote down this song.
(Dinner) I hear that word it’s like Pavlov hit his gong.
(Dinner) I run to circle if i can wait that long.
(Dinner) Otherwise i attack that salad, hammer & tongs.

(Explanation for those not in the know: Where i live, Walnut St. Co-op, someone goes around the house yelling dinner when it’s ready. Then we have a silent circle holding hands before we eat.)


Nice. So, where’s the option to link out to an existing wiki?

All straightforward and looks good.Hope the categories work like tags okay.




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