Maria Alfie, Lily Pads, 1985, Watercolor on paper
Talking about silence..
Talks/lectures/interviews/texts about any kind of meditative/mindfulness practice are somewhat oxymoronic. Someone talking for hours about the act of being silent truly is comedic. What are alternative ways to share such experiences and exchange insights, in a more embodied way then talking/writing?
Bluetooth: Origins of the name
Bluetooth is named after the Danish King Harald 'Bluetooth' Gormsson, who had a dead tooth. The Bluetooth logo uses Viking runes representing the H and B of his name. He united the 10thC Danish tribes, which is why his name got used for a unifying tech.
By combining screams, chimps seem to know 400 ‘words’ - In more than 900 hours of recordings from wild chimpanzees, researchers heard hundreds of unique phrases that could resemble a language.
The World Economic Forum started today, nearby from here. The cryptocratic elite circus, "committed to improving the state of the world", got Switzerland's biggest military deployment ever in peace time to enable the same old boys to play the same old games. The World Gardening Forum would be far more productive.
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Joshua Medcalf on Grit
"The irony is that this ‘fake it till you make it’ tactic is the exact opposite of how truly successful people live. They live with authentic vulnerability because they know that the world always connects more with your grit than your shine. They might show up for the shine, but they will stay because of your grit."