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mission drive within everything
To find out what it is.
Helping plants, and people, to grow.
New Paradigm Enterprises: Communication Division
Reality is a crutch for those who can't handle fantasy
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October 15, 2019
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1000th up vote received Tuesday, September 10, 2019 on Genetic use restriction technology (GURT) (by Stasik who confessed)

100th C! spent Monday August 12, 2019 on Only when you're older by etouffee

"Isn't life..."

upside down

How long 'til my soul gets it right
Can any human being ever reach that kind of light
I call on the resting soul of Galileo
King of night vision, king of insight

Indigo Girls' Emily Saliers, "Galileo"


Lometa (Best mentor ever) "Maybe you should just keep your head down and node the good stuff :)"

"Our spirits fill our world and make it exciting and meaningful. All of importance that can be said can be said about kachina, or by them. We are never lonely; we are never alone. Everything is a passage and a flow to a new place or to an old place seen anew"

Simulacron3 overheard in catbox 9/30/06


Family tree I do not know Sarah Kelly. But her exhibit caught my eye profoundly. A series of 25 charcoal drawings, with multiple attachments-candy wrappers, Polaroids, etc. All of the pieces had one common feature-a piece of a branch from a tree nailed to the border. They all had a short description, as well, written in pencil- ("this was Bill, I knew him before he left to go to school in England. I only kissed him once-he smelled like Beer and confidence"). Ms.Kelly said all of the branches came from the same Oak tree. The one in her back yard where she grew up (Grosse Pointe). She saved several branches when her parents sold the house. The tree was gone now, she wrote, since the new owner didn't want to be reminded about the hanging. Ms. Kelly did not go into detail on that point. - etouffee

The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.
-- Tom Clancy

I know you believe you understand what you think I said but I'm not sure you realize what you heard is not what I meant.

"I made a comment about the three of us being on the same page, and I'm wondering if that was a bonding moment of some sort. Three separate beings coming together over a mutual desire to show ourselves as well as others what we are capable of as a team." - jessicaj (emphasis mine)

The Softlink Game

On a whim, while softlink surfing one evening, I decided to try pulling up a random node and then, using only softlinks, navigate to any one of my own writeups. It took some time and led me through an ever-changing maze of links, but eventually I was there. The Softlink Game was born. Next, one can keep track of how many softlinks it takes to get from here to there. The goal is six. I like to think that, in addition to passing the time and revealing nodes previously unseen by the player, this helps give a sense of how it all fits together.

If just navigating to one of your write-ups proves to be too easy, you can select a specific write-up as the goal. If the original random node is sans softlinks feel free to draw again until getting one with softlinks, etc. This is in beta and comments and suggestions are welcome (especially if it has already been noded...I did hunt around).


It was the deeper, truer lesson: That the maker is the one who is part of what he makes.
Orson Scott Card
"The Tales of Alvin Maker"

<undead> thinks up and down votes are not enough! we need truth, beauty, charm and strange votes too!!

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