Monthly Archives: August 2019
It is up to elders to peer into the human essence with sufficient resolution to influence our growth. :- Doug.
Ultimately we will never get to ultimately. It is a horizon that keeps rolling in front of us because some of our reach exceeds some of our grasp. One leg is always behind the other. :- Doug.
What would be a good term for a bunch of elders? How about kaleidoscope, like butterflies? A rainbow, swarm, coalition, watch, parliament? Glimmer, radiance, brilliance, panache, scintillation, shimmer, élan, dash, impetus, verve, enthusiasm, aurora, beacon, blaze, luminosity, sparkle, beam, glow, … Continue reading
What’s your project? :- Doug.
If science—and probably the human world—progresses one funeral at a time, what happens when funerals become rarer, further apart? Will we stay daring longer? Ought we? Will we be householders longer, overpopulate? Will we think longer-term? Even be more spiritual? … Continue reading
Pray for the 300-year grandchild elders, and for those generations between now and then. For what will you dare pray for them? :- Doug.
What will limit this possible future? :- Doug.
All through we will tell one another stories, starting with our own, eventually telling how the 300-year grandchild elders will live and heed. Each week is practice writing and telling stories, and all learning is in the form of story. … Continue reading
How to tell a story so the generations will hear—and heed? :- Doug.
A story can begin well with “Imagine…” or “What if…?” :- Doug.
Why do we think our stories are fantastical? And why ever would the 300-year grandchild elders think so? :- Doug.
Let us tell one another stories of futures possible, and improbable: to see. :- Doug.
In futures for our species, what can be avoided? What cannot? :- Doug.
We will exert ourselves to the extreme and we may only bend the arc of the species an infinitesimal degree. Indeed we may move it to its detriment. We have such weak tools, imagination and story—what are those? :- Doug.
I see a book title. I may have read it before. It is easier to download or find it again than to search my library. How do we know what we write will last long enough to be found? Maybe … Continue reading
We got older by doing the same things over and over. We could have done new things and gotten newer. :- Doug.
Just got reminded of the Hemingway story, “For sale: baby shoes. Never worn.” As Aristotle says, it tells a beginning, a middle, and an end, with fear or pity in between. An effective outline for a story. :- Doug.