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210514

210514


210513-violet

210513

foraged violet, ceramic by kelli cain, worn table made from the salvaged hemlock joists of our two hundred year old house.


210508-treasure

today we discovered the closet was locked, from the inside. a few weeks ago we finished walling it in, not having used the door because the wall was just, well, open all the time.

so we re-opened the wall to unlock the door. sadly this story did not end with the discovery of long forgotten treasure.


210506-dream

210506

we lived in a city, dreaming of life amidst heavy-laden fruit trees.

twelve years on, this plum's blossoms suggest that just maybe, we are here.


210505-shiitake

210505

addition to the obscure specialized tool collection: okuda shiitake innoculation stick.

this year is snow cap shiitake in sugar maple. eighteen new logs.


210429

210429

horse chestnut arriving with new colors to share.


210427-wyrd

210427

"You are strangling your life-force with words. Do not live your life searching around for answers in your word-hoard. You will find only words to rationalize your experience. Allow yourself to open up to wyrd and it will cleanse, renew, change, and develop your casket of reason. Your word-hoard should serve your experience, not the reverse."

brian bates - the way of wyrd (1983)


210422

210422


210421-snow

210421

still reflecting on nan shepherd's the living mountain.

her writing is keenly perceptive, exhuberant, deeply appreciative: wholly celebrating the natural world. a resonating analogue of psilocybin-unveiled all-one-ness. eyes open. all senses open. mind open.


210419-ideal

in physics, when describing a phenomenom with numbers it is common to have two models: ideal and real. for example, an "ideal diode" has a beautiful, simple equation. when i was young and idealistic the corresponding "real" equation upset me, as it revealed (and compensated for) all sorts of physical realities small and large. reality, a mess.

i wonder how my earlier self would've responded to theories of consensus reality and intersubjectivity.


210417-falsification

"Preference falsification is an information theory term for the tendency for people to express a public preference that is different from their private, interior preference. For various reasons, certain preferences may not be publicly acceptable to express; they may be punished by execution, or labor camps, or exile, or social exclusion, or at the very least suspicion and a risk of some of these things. When people do not express their true preferences, they are deprived of the opportunity to coordinate with each other to create a more preferable outcome for both. Preference falsification is not just a political phenomenon, but a product of our dual nature, experiencing ourselves on the one hand from the privileged first-person perspective, and on the other hand from the imagined perspective of others. Pretending to have different preferences than one really does may be necessary to maintain a sense of safety, social belonging, and status."


210416-cress

210416

landcress. growing near watercress. both are edible and everywhere here.


210414-ahead

acephalic - headless
polycephalic - with many heads

(currently reading post capitalist desire by mark fisher, edited by matt colquhoun. encountered and looked up the first word, then located the second. now all i can think about is d&d.)


210413-white

210413

this morning the sky
burned bright white hiding
the mountains and hiding
the future


210410-lichen

210410

lichens cover about seven percent of the earth's surface. [web]


210404

210404

unintentional brutalist shrine/memorial for our 2011 bee colony which didn't survive the hard winter. capturing the swarm involved a willow over a bridge, partial nudity, and lots of running away.


210401-lo-tek

drowning in information
while starving for wisdom

currently reading Lo-TEK, design by radical indigenism by julia watson. tek is traditional ecological knowledge. the book surveys practices which sustained various cultures for thousands of years.


210331

210331



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