Stewert Brand from The Whole Earth Catalog


We are as gods and might as well get good at it.[6] So far, remotely done power and glory—as via government, big business, formal education, church—has succeeded to the point where gross defects obscure actual gains. In response to this dilemma and to these gains a realm of intimate, personal power is developing—power of the individual to conduct his own education, find his own inspiration, shape his own environment, and share his adventure with whoever is interested. Tools that aid this process are sought and promoted by the WHOLE EARTH CATALOG.

continued explorations based on old photos and interests (landscape?)

Maybe it is fall, maybe it is an urge to break idle creativity, maybe it is something else.

Here is the image I took in 2011:

I took three more today and wonder if there are any connections between an interest in exploring the natural rules and forces. I also wonder if there is any connection between these images and the images I love from Nasa missions?

Today’s images:

There is a line by Kant in Critique of Practical Reason:

Two things fill the mind with ever-increasing wonder and awe, the more often and the more intensely the mind of thought is drawn to them: the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me.

Can’t say I know if there is a connection in that. I think it is doubtful.

This exploration may be as simple as ignoring scale when it comes to understanding the natural unknown. In addition I do have an interest in the desire to explore with the tools available with a spirit of curiosity or with intrigue… not sure what to make of it all yet.



First Jokes

I think we just heard would could be one of Imogen’s first solid jokes.

I was leaving the room before her nap and Lisa said “say love-love to Daddy?” and she said “Love-love mommy” and smiled really big (showing full awareness to the joke.

She has made smaller jokes before but she really seemed to perform this one.