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Euphoria by Lily King

I found out about this book by proofreading one of my library’s booklists. I can’t even remember which one, because I waited forever on hold and now the details are fuzzy. 747 more words

Adult Fiction


Good morning, Jim. You’re back, are you? Well, as you can see, we’re still here. You’ll want coffee, of course. Look, everything’s where it’s always been: filters, coffee, machine, cups. 755 more words

Seed pod ~

Somebody was saying to Picasso that he ought to make pictures of things the way they are–objective pictures. He mumbled that he wasn’t quite sure what that would be. 242 more words


Gregory Bateson: Pioneer of Family Systems Theory

If you love theory, worldviews, or philosophy, this post is for you.  Minuchin (1998) wrote that the field of marriage and family therapy was born from Bateson’s systems theory in the 1960s. 1,022 more words

Marriage And Family Therapy

Coding, De-coding, and Re-coding Mind along the Virgo-Pisces axis

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be
~Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night 421 more words

Nodal Axis

The (in)human author and the (in)human characters

The other night we were talking about fiction, or more generally any art, that could represent a non-human reality, a non-human perspective and experience. I argued that fiction was particularly unsuited to this task, because it’s a genre rooted in very human experiences and conventions for representing those experiences. 1,647 more words


More Bits from Cybernetics

As I read Steven Heim’s book* I keep finding more and more interesting information. The concept of communication was an important component of cybernetics. In fact   407 more words

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