Saturday, December 16, 2017

Extraordinary Discourse 360

Smart Schpritz

Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things.
Steve Jobs

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Extraordinary Discourse 359

Carnivals of Resipiscence

Thinking, then, is the process of convergence operating in human beings to form something analogous to a new single organism of global dimensions.
"Upwater", from Owen Barfield's Worlds Apart

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Extraordinary Discourse 358

Rabblemaking and Troublerousing

Plagiarism is a crime only where writing is a trade; expression need never be bound by the law of copyright while it follows thought, for thought, as some great thinker has observed, is free. The words were once Shakespeare 's; if only you can feel them as he did, they are yours now no less than his. The best quotations, the best translations, the best thefts, are all equally new and original works.
Walter Raleigh

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Extraordinary Discourse 357

You Think These Are Random?

Everyone breathing is broken. Keep breathing light into them until the stained glass collage takes your breath away.
Ryan Lilly, Write like no one is reading


Saturday, November 18, 2017

Extraordinary Discourse 356

Interoperable Ideas

And I admire the way they grow right through fences, nothing
stops them, it’s called inosculation: to unite by openings, to connect
or join so as to become or make continuous, from osculare,
to provide with a mouth, from osculum, little mouth.
Sometimes when I’m alone I go outside with my big little mouth

Catherine Barnett

...and speak to the trees as if I were a birch among birches.