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September 23

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june 5, 2017

april 2017
being well
• enjoying life

april 2017
conceptual inquiry
• pursuing high fun

april 2017
good thinking
• virtuously enabling

april 2017
advancing community
• causing excellence

april 2017
being in Time
• adapting fruitfully

april 2017
• adventuring ultimately



I’m sorry I don’t have an update yet.

September 9: beautiful days here, but...
Close to mind for me are all the folks who live in the path of hurricanes, heat waves, fires, and famines—climate change that can’t be reversed soon, no matter how suddenly the entire world might turn its attention to humane political economics. Of course, humanity is blocked by capitalist avarice and autocracy.

Devastating earthquakes and volcanos herald that techtonic time will go its own way, regard-less of humanity—which, by the way, is still relatively primative: dominated by warlords dressed in rhetorics of “cost efficiencies,” etc.

Being well won’t prevent idiots from running you down. Conceptual inquiry won’t institute good public policy. Good thinking won’t prevent difficulties of sustaiining good society.

Advancing community won’t happen through perspicuous writing.

Being in time is never captured.

And furthermore, the most brilliant lives are usually forgotten before they die, get remem-bered briefy when they’re gone, then are filed away. The scholar who pulls together a stellar communion might gain a fulfilling sense of artistry, but should expect no effect.

Here is the news: An asteroid passed “close” to Earth last week. Cassini will be destroyed in the atmosphere of Saturn on Friday. And Captain Kirk announced the winning message that will be sent to Voyager in honor of 40 years since Luis Buñuel released his last film,“That Obscure Object of Desire” in 1977. The message reads: “We offer friendship across the stars. You are not alone.”

Anyway, I won’t disappoint you in coming months. What difference that makes is anyone’s guess.

Next update: October 7

gary e. davis

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