All Things Are Governed by Atoms

'THE ATOMIC POEMS and the philosophy of naturalism espoused by Margaret Cavendish were influenced by Epicurus.' Says the internet. Epicurus and the internet sometimes give us intriguing tidbits, indeed. Things that philosophers in this modern era might be heartened to read, because we sometimes get railroaded into thinking that what…

One magic moment

***     THE KEYBOARD IS NOT connecting, somehow, so this will be short and sweet. (If you were there, the pic is coming. I'll email you.) I had such fun meeting you all, individually and then, together. A fuller, more articulated thank-you is in draft and I'll send, for…

Save the date, almost

SOME OF THE PEOPLE reading this page today will recognize what this means. The poll. Where the people who say 'yes' to an 'N' event work together to mutually agree on a date. At the time of this writing, we have 6 people 'in' for the same date for 'N'…

Raining in Hanoi

RAIN. In Hanoi. Rainy morning. Construction is still on next door, for some reason. Oh, wait. I think it stopped. Oh... no, no. I'm wrong. Well, anyway. Maybe it's an indoor kind of renovation. Maybe they are on a deadline. Perhaps its just irrelevant about this being a Saturday, for…

A new circle

COMING UP ON THE SECOND WEEK. Of a new online conversation circle. It's called THE VILLAGE. This was the welcome note, a few days ago... THANK YOU to those of you who registered this week for THE VILLAGE. It's, as you know, an invitation-only conversation salon. I wanted to round…

How I start an ‘N’

'16N' if you are hearing about this for the first time, is a conversation salon. A very specific kind, in which 16 people whose paths have never crossed will connect once, but briefly. In a city that has an 'N' in it. To discover together more in hosted conversation space…

Hello internet

WRITING TODAY. Lots. On email. Pencil-paper. In virtual blogs. At protected pages. Posting. Writing. Conversing. There are texts. There are sometimes phone calls. Things are starting to zoom into focus. Quickly, seamlessly. Not because of anything but one thing: committing to a thing. One thing. A focus. For me, this…