Runaround tooit


The first sentence in Finnegans Wake is the last half of the last sentence (a continuation)  in the end.





Paint on the street is changed by time


Made by hand


To see or not to see, there is no question.


Messages, interesting  two lines are justified, the P and G are thinner than the & and E but the while the letters  maintain the letter spacing the black holes inthe center is inthe center of the whole cover.


Plastic cover and words on transparent medium are not lined up


This one feels a little hostile, a little fake, not to be trusted


A soft landing is fun


as this ones funny mechanic’s cool face


A little elegance but you might get burned . . .


A guinomi not round, Oribe of course (Kuro-Oribe) on a circle background


Bizen tea pot


A place to strike the gong and put your money.


Again, human markings  on the sidewalk are censored by nature


The Powell Street Station Public Lecture Forum, I wonder if Socrates had this kind, or sought out this kind,  of audience, and what do the tourists waiting in line for the cable car do?


I prefer the loneliness of my window


and avoiding a conversation with my self, grateful that my self is not someone else’s self avoiding a circular conversation.







Cull, chure and winsum

Culture? A bunched things  you can see in a museum? a hair -do? clothing styles?


Imagine  a big space, a bunch of big rocks  hanging out in the space and because of the material properties of space and rocks a gravitational field is generated which keeps the rocks in place in a structure.

shadoBlnk002X2B-5_700Think of the space as the Earth and  as areas on the earth where people are separated or only have  minimal personal  interactions , and the rocks as people. Wherever people are interacting  there is a “culture field, ” a structure of  relationships  emerges, a “social structure, ” simply from the physical fact of being  human beings in a group

Like gravity, we cannot see it, we only see the  effects and results of it.

Did yo ever read the small print on a tube of toothpaste?


Culture  is not a thing, not a bunch of paintings in museum or this color  and design or this way of cooking, or that style of  clothes, While it is a constantly  changing, on going process  while we ( the behaviour of people)  are the creaters of it, we only, i.e. differentiate, categorize, and classify and see a trailing structure—our behaviour now creates it but we only see what it has created, we do not see the field.

sf9237_24%ppi100K800BIt the behaviour of everyon, the process,  that is  culture, and like a a gravittional field  it generates a structure, manifested as an  observable, consistent pattern of human behaviour.



If we imagine for a moment the idea of creation, BOOM! Some different groups are on the earth with no history , they start doing things, then which groups survive?, the ones who did the things necessary for humans to survive. The very get go  base behavior on which any culture is founded is the behavior  which enabled survival.

Where did this all come from? Where is the beginning ? Who knows, but logic suggests that it it is  those socieites whcich did behaviours enabling survival lasted and those that did not  are not here today. 


And we understand evolution and that change occurs through time. What is imporant is that the behavour of people enabled people to live and procreate  and culture  is the process which creates the strcuture of human relationships. Basically the behaviour of everyone  generates culture. 


Power is , of course, another element in the story,  but power, or the unequal generation of the individual’s ability to effect society   is a different subject for another time.


Maybe you think  I am trying to get you into the hole I’m in,


Or maybe I just want you to like me . . .


Not for who I am, but for the person I could have been instead of like Daruma chasing  his  mind





Beautox and silly cones

I was trying to remember what it felt like to kill someone . . its an exercise I do, remembering something that never happened.


You might be inclined to ask,  “Is it better to eat or not to eat before undertaking this kind of effort?.” Is it better to be hungry and work harder to finish faster or be physically  satisfied and only driven by your own choices?

Or maybe not driven all,  just meaningless incoherent dead ends


Many people treat “culture” as a noun defined by a bunch of  things such as you migh tfind in a museum, listen to at iTunes, behaviour at dinner . . .


You might also think it aa field, like in the term  gravitational field,  things  larger and smaller in space and they could be dropping  but just be being where they are it appears something  (we call gravity)  holds them in place, there is a predicable structure to their positions  in space and while  its always changing, we can predict the changes.

Wherever people are in a group, i.e. family, clan, village, city,  short term, long term, the interactive  behaviour  of the individuals  generates a structure of human behaviour, a structure of society.  Its always conservative as it is generated by past (or trailing) behavior.  When change occurs there is a meeting, but what causes changes?


Living in the suburbs , walking along,  looking or just enjoying the changes along Alameda Creek ,


I have lived here for 25 years, walked tens of thousands of miles,


And it changes all the time.


Circles make it simpler.


its just one continual change  the never ending, never the same while  ever the same . .


Little differences, smaller meanings where my androids, while plotting my demise, dream of electric ecstasy.


While the blue is the same color, the small circles appear darker, we learned that in color class , an important skill for designing posters  when to make the   small type and large  type visually look the same color you make the smaller type lighter or the larger type darke.


Corners are still corners . . .


and I change all the time too, but no one notices, my feelings   get bigger or smaller depending on where you see me but people still think its the same me as was seen   before.