An Entirely Airborne Life Form


"A long time ago, before I can even remember, I saw a picture of a balloon-like animal conjectured to live in the atmosphere of Jupiter. That image caught my imagination, and stuck with me... and now I have

An Entirely Airborne Life Form2019-02-17T23:29:02-07:00

The Reality of Illusion


This piece is about what we think is real and the difference between sensation and feeling. It is about the worlds of imagination and dreams, and the process of making feelings into sensations, that is making dreams real.This confusion about real and imagined disease is just plain dumb. It is a fallacy that imagination is not real, it can have as much effect as any other perception. In fact, everything sensed through perception is an act of imagination.

The Reality of Illusion2019-03-05T02:11:12-07:00

Seeing Stars


"We talk about the lifetime of a system as the time over which it works, between its beginning and its end, and for stars that shine this is a long time. "What does it mean

Seeing Stars2019-02-17T23:53:30-07:00

Perceiving Nature


I have wondered about consciousness, journeyed through conformity, and communed with insanity. I believe nature is the best mirror in which to see one’s mind. I have been led to recognize awareness as key. One

Perceiving Nature2019-02-18T00:13:08-07:00

What the Mind Can Do, and When It Doesn’t


"There are well­-documented reports of people healing ailments beyond what's considered possible. It is my own experience that many people with chronic ailments are already exercising an unusual skill in maintaining these ailments, although how

What the Mind Can Do, and When It Doesn’t2019-02-15T15:22:44-07:00

Follow The Heart


"I discovered that someone I briefly met and never worked with was actually closely aligned with me in almost every way. This discovery comes at a time when I'm called to follow my heart

Follow The Heart2019-02-18T00:21:51-07:00

Free Will


"With the advent of quantum and chaos theory physics has made progress in modeling free will. The first step to understanding free will versus determinism is to appreciate that neither hold up under scrutiny. Free

Free Will2019-02-15T17:04:26-07:00

Sorcery For Scientists


An exhortation to expand your understanding beyond the bounds of reason. Presented at MIT, 2011, at the Memorial to Jerome Lettvin. "Our scientific world view is rooted in the power of governments and corporations. A

Sorcery For Scientists2019-02-18T00:37:43-07:00