Morphic Fields and the Edifice of Thought

Originally posted on The Chrysalis:
Recently, Antonio Dias employed a phrase that I quite like: “the Edifice of Thought”. The painstakingly constructed modern edifice of thought now rests upon some pretty wobbly foundations — the metaphysical assumptions of the Newtonian-Cartesian paradigm that have now become very dubious and uncertain. Chief among these dubious assumptions is…

Confusion is part of the message

Let’s be clear. Confusion is part of the message. This fact has been elusive. One effect of confusion is that we struggle to find some simple way to untangle it. The real lesson of confusion is that it is a sign we are perceiving complexity as complication. Linear thinking and the Machine Model lead usContinue reading “Confusion is part of the message”

Pointing out futility

“That’s what I like about you… you are always able to show me the futility of everything. Well, the futility of everything except Nothing.” Julien Matei Reading this line Julien has posted on Mirrors of Encounters brought a smile. I’ve never been complimented, even sarcastically, for doing this. I have been accused of it, evenContinue reading “Pointing out futility”

Abandoning persuasion

It’s becoming more clear every day that our predilection to interact by means of identifying with ideas and then battling to have our ideas prevail does not address any of the dire circumstances we find our selves in. I see this as it touches on each of us as individuals. It divides us from eachContinue reading “Abandoning persuasion”

Attending Quality

A personal website has many functions. It can be hard to sort them out. Most often they are advertisements for a Persona, a means to find a job, or a signpost in an attempt to reach a cohort of the like-minded. Sometimes they are attempts to sort things out. The effort of presentation becomes aContinue reading “Attending Quality”

A Welcome Review

Over on his blog, PatternWhichConnects, Jeppe Graugaard had this to say about my work. Last year we co-published three of these conversations which delved into some of the processes that underpin the sense of isolation and fragmentation we had both experienced (albeit in different ways) as well as the ways in which we were beginningContinue reading “A Welcome Review”

Sailing the Shallop

As a returning visitor to this site I hope you enjoy the changes you’ll find here. As a first time visitor, welcome! It seems fitting at this time of year to share these photos taken while sailing on the Shallop replica for the Mayflower II.

Factory 1-d Launched!

Just got these images from Victoria Guidi, Program Director at the Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory. This one says it all! The Purple Lady – the kids chose the color and the name – sailing in the basin to the side of the Independence Seaport Museum. The Cruiser, Olympia and the Bark, Moshulu in the background.Continue reading “Factory 1-d Launched!”

Dark Mountain 2 Reviewed in the Ecologist

Here’s the concluding paragraph of the review: “Dark Mountain Issue 2 is one of the most unique environmental books out there – part dystopian poetry along the lines of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road; part post-apocalyptic River Cottage with the rest being a slice of philosophy that only ever becomes clear once the reader immerses themselvesContinue reading “Dark Mountain 2 Reviewed in the Ecologist”

Dark Mountain 2

Cover Illustration by Rima Staines The Dark Mountain 2 anthology is out! Follow the link to the announcement on their site. I’m deeply honored to have a chapter from my novel, Shoal Hope included along with this incredible list of poets, writers, and thinkers. Naomi Klein, David Abram, Vinay Gupta, Paul Kingsnorth, Glyn Hughes, LuanneContinue reading “Dark Mountain 2”

Featured Writer at Writer’s Voice Café

Wednesday, May 11 at 7:00 pm upstairs at Napi’s I’ll be reading from both Shoal Hope and Something for Nothing, including the chapter, “…Peter” that will be included in the Dark Mountain II anthology due to be published in Britain in June.