Dreams of War & Peace in Times of VUCA & FUD

VUCA: volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity FUD: fear, uncertainty, doubt I woke from a terrible dream this morning, a massacre. My alarm clock was a grenade blast. Not long before bed last night, I was reading about the various “nightmare scenarios” that are being considered by experts regarding the upcoming election. I’ve also been reading, here […]

Open-ended activism and dead-end activism

Dead-end activist thought has been a long-rising tide in America. Now it seems there is something of a rogue wave crashing upon us. To pierce the veil here proves difficult if not practically impossible to many. One reason is that the social dynamics involved are infused with repellent defenses, such as the dead-end idea that, […]

For anyone who’s ever been told to aim lower

I am launching a project in a few days. It’s a super-project, actually. I am calling it Autotelic. The name Autotelic represents the essential spirit of the project, which is to create situations where the various sub-projects emerge and mature successfully in an organic fashion, each emerging ‘of itself’ naturally thanks to the situations I […]

Away from the city, glimpses into the wilderness of my youth

I got away from the city for the past few days.The quiet is incredibly rejuvenating.In the wilderness, I’ve let my mind wander some. One of the things that occurred to me this morning is how, especially in my youth, I revered the sniper and the tracker for essentially the same reason: they cooperate with their […]


For various (external) reasons, I haven’t had a sound night’s rest this past week. It’s impairing me, sure. Aside from caffeine, which is as normal to me as air, the routines are wildly helpful. A morning routine gets me started off right. An evening routine gets me settling in for the night with my mind […]