This site has some of my writing about applied philosophy, psychology, what’s called “spirituality”, more or less, and whatever else strikes my fancy.
I also post some purty pitchurs to make your eyeballs spin, dance and be extra happy.
I have a degree in Philosophy from U.C.S.D. (I specialized in the Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science, and pursued independent research into the philosophy of AI). At some while there, and fantasizing myself to be a future professor, I realized no one—even the world-class philosophers with huge grants I’d previously worshipped—knew what the mind or intelligence was, or how the brain worked, or anything else they claimed to know, especially about consciousness (and neither did I, I just knew they didn’t know). I also had an enormous, gran mal revelation that intuition was the way to go. In other words that intuition was the primary and natural mode of intelligence, in the here and now, from the inside, from the Source, not cognitive, symbol-based or mechanical or computer or model-based thinking. That put me outside, beyond the pale of academia, whose modus operandi was analytical, mind-oriented, hyper-intellectual, politically & career motivated, ego-based, process modality of thinking (operations on memories – not fresh, creative, or free), and modeling the mind and consciousness on the only tool they would admit was real (if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!).
These days I hang out with Francis Lucille and Laura Lucille, and other lovers and friends of truth, absorbing by osmosis an atmosphere of peace, love, and beauty and all that good stuff. Learning not to expect. Or rather unlearning to expect…
By day I work as an independent consultant for a software company and various other clients, seeing creativity and skills converge, which usually for me is telling them how to make things more usable for humans, or designing stuff to look at, or use, or making more purty pitchurs…
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