Saturday, January 21, 2017

Extraordinary Discourse 313

Wisdom Rummage Sale, Free Box

I would rather be without a state than without a voice.
Edward Snowden

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Extraordinary Discourse 312

More Of The Different

Take your own vision and multiply it by itself
Anthony Weston

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Extraordinary Discourse 311

A Plurality Of Tellings

I’m not ambitious in the traditional sense. I don’t want a big house or a big bank account; I don’t give a rat’s about those things. I don’t want to be the boss of anything or manage anyone but myself. But I do take a lot of pleasure in surprising my stuffy old colleagues by publishing something they don’t know. I just love to move the ball forward, even if it’s only a millimeter, in the great human quest to figure it all out.
Geraldine Brooks, People of the Book

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Extraordinary Discourse 310

Think Twice, It's Alright

Wind is song
Of whom and of what?
Of the sword's longing
To be the word.
People cherish the day of death
Like a favorite daisy.
Believe that the strings of the great
Are strummed by the East these days.
Perhaps we'll be given new pride
By the wizard of those shining mountains,
And I, of many souls captain,
Will wear a white snowcap of reason.
V. V. Khlebnikov

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Extraordinary Discourse 309

F the Default

Intelligence and temperament are not marathon races: there are no fixed criteria for success, no start or finish lines — and running sideways or backward, might secure victory.
Siddhartha Mukherjee