…I started my public wondering. It’s been a while since I’ve gone back through the archives, I think I’ll take a few days to stop my wondering and reflect on the journey so far. And then start wondering again.
Reminds me of Kaufmann’s mention that the adjacent possible is “historical”, in other words the culmination point, the result or outcome, of past events. In that sense, the past is both a constraint on the future (via the adjacent possible) and the source of what is possible in the adjacent possible.
I am rediscovering my love of Hofstadter’s Gödel Escher Bach (aka GEB) through a deep reading group on Clubhouse. This week was Chapter X, Levels of Description. Re-reading this prior to and with the room, I realized that my initial reading of this all those years ago (40?!?) was very likely the genesis of one of my key wonderings, Layers of abstraction, the cost of convenience, and the commoditization of experience.
I recently joined a community of writers, more accurately a community of people getting together to support each other as we write and work on our writing. Part of this are fortnightly writing prompts, one fiction and one non-fiction. Though most (ok, all) of what I usually write is firmly in the non-fiction category, I thought it would be good to give the non-fiction prompt a go, and see what happened. This is the result of one of those prompts.
Don’t reinvent the wheel.
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