Technique, 2017

Art, Technology

Venice Beach in Three Songs

December 30, 2017

A My three favorite days this year spanned the Labor Day weekend I was in Venice Beach. I didn't do much of anything. I napped on the beach, ate Cheerios, got my Zen on. I procured and then sun-and-surf faded a baby-blue Venice Beach tee. I knew no one there; I was completely anonymous. Click to Read More...

The Happiness Delusion

December 12, 2017

A We may think we see the world around us clearly, but our view is distorted by the powerfully magnetic influence of natural selection – our genes' insistent push to see everything in terms of passing themselves on to a new generation. "Natural selection didn’t design your mind to see the world clearly. It designed your mind to have perceptions and beliefs that would help take care of your genes,” Wright writes in his book, “Why Buddhism is True.” Click to Read More...

The Night Tanya Tucker Came to Hopewell

July 28, 2017

A We saw Tanya Tucker play in Hopewell, Virginia, about a 30-minute drive out of Richmond. What was in Hopewell? Not a lot, it looked from the town as we drove in as the sun was going down. It is one of those many small towns in the U.S. that were vibrant a century ago, but whose picturesque storefront shops look sadly empty these days, their main streets quiet of the activity they so richly deserve. Click to Read More...

All Kinds of Time

July 04, 2017

A Our understanding of time has always been closely intertwined within culture. This is the basic premise of Frank Adam's book "About Time." The idea requires a close reading of both history and our understanding of time, which has changed and grown more exacting through the centuries. Adam follows this very closely through the centuries, though loses focus somewhat as he enters into the modern era. Click to Read More...

		
		
		

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