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Ahhh... the first rains of the hurricane called Arthur are beginning to arrive. The eye of it is not supposed to come as far inland as here, but still, it's an old, old story for this part of the world. The air feels so much the same that it's like the past revisiting. 
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I read nothing into that. I/O has changed from being Google's primary event for announcements to truly focusing on information and announcements for developers. The only thing the relative absence of Google+ tells me is that Google did not have any new Google+ APIs or functions for developers' use. 

As supporting evidence, Google+ was conspicuously absent last year, as well, but they had a huge Google+ announcement (major enhancements for photos) two weeks later. 
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I didn't know the story of Buddha at the time I experienced this stuff. I was glad to hear the nayme Mara as the god who sent all the evil spirits to get him to move from under the Bo tree. The Hindu dude Arjuna had the same problems that Krishna helped him with by driving his chariot. The hordes that Mara sent represent the same entities that were presented to Arjuna as "relatives". I don't know if the Christians have a similar story. Maybe Francis of Assissi comes close. 
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In a dream just moments ago I encountered a very powerful entity with whom I found myself wrestling. He had a metal rod in his hand that he held to an electrical source and it became red hot. He attempted to touch it to my face and I avoided it. Then he held it toward his own face and touched it with the fiery rod. The question arose of whether I had refused to let him brand me... I woke up terrified, but tried to remember what happened. . 
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It's dying time around my house. My brother in law died a week ago. My sister has been expecting it for some time now. He was 83 and lived a long life.

An old friend's mother died a couple of years ago, and his father married some woman the family barely knew pretty soon afterwards. Today, my friend emailed to tell me his father's second wife is on her way out too, and his father is very sad about it.

For some reason when I "tuned in, turned on, and dropped out", many of the people I made the acquaintance of as a psychonaut were around ten years younger than me. Some of those people died for all kinds of reasons even a long time ago, and now they're dying because they are of the age that it's their time to die. They were the age of the boomers, and I-am-is of the age of the Beatniks. I think we had a different view on dope.

Many of my compadres only dealt with the psychedelics to explore the spiritual realm, but a lot of the Boomers got off track into the hero wine and speedy things like cocaine. Not me. I sorta think that's why I am is still alive and kicking in fair to middling shape. It may seem odd, but for some years now I stay away from people who use dope for entertainment. Watching young people die is hard on an older person.

 Contrarily, being around old people who know the jig is up, yet knew when they were young that they needed to do what a body needs to be young for, to do whatever it was, then and there, can experience a wondrous, miraculous death. 
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I don't offer advice about whether or not to invest in digital gadgets. I like 'em. Some of them. Most of the time I can't afford them, but I find a way. Maybe that's one of my "gifts". It used to be. Back in those earlier days when I was moving all over the country to satisfy my itchy feets, I'd arrive in some town with barely more than a bit of change in my pockets, and before I left people would owe me money. I can't say it never failed, but it happened often enow that I became a believer. Some people just don't want me to suffer any more than I have to, and they take steps to make sure it won't be because of a lack of generosity on their part. 

I wish you well with your art projects. The desire to show off has been leaving me for some ti-me now. My "lust for life" doesn't push me very hard these days. It's a good feeling. Living out here in the woods basically by myself is very pleasing to me. All I ever wanted while I lived a nomadic life style was to have an inside place to be with a friend of short acquaintance. I guess I should be careful what I prey/pray for. '-)
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When the world’s best “memory athletes” meet in competition, they quickly build mental “palaces” of images, and just as quickly tear them down.
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I've only become aware of these types of memory contests recently. To me, it's very interesting. 
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It started with a real life TV scene I happened to remotely click in to yesterday afternoon. A chunky man in his middle years was sitting on a park bench drinking hot tea from a brightly colored paper cup . He seemed to be relaxing and enjoying his moment in the sun. A tall man sporting a fedora and dark sunglasses approached wearing a short overcoat, then reached inside of the coat, pulled out a luger with a silencer and turned so that the flap of the coat hid what he was doing, and shot the tea drinker in the chest. The tea drinker didn't move at all, but got an amazed look on his face. The tall man came closer, and shot him in the chest again. Then, he reached over, pretended to embrace the wounded man and comfort him while rifling through his pockets, took some unseen object, and walked off. The tea drinker only then realized that he had been murdered and leaned over on his right side on the park bench, then slumped, closed his eyes, and died, mouth agog. 

When I went to bed last night the first thing I dreamed was that I was walking down a city street, and a car pulled along side of me. This guy I knew stuck a luger out the window and shot me. I lurched across the street trying to find a place to hide. The car turned around and stopped beside me, and the grinning guy I knew shot me again. The occupants of the car sat and watched me stumble into a nearby wooded vacant lot where a garbage truck was parked. I tried to cry out for help, but the driver ignored me and drove away. When I returned to the sidewalk the car was gone. I assumed they felt successful in killing me. I recrossed the street and eventually entered a large office building that had balconies looking out over the street. I tried to get attention to my condition, but again I was ignored. I sat looking out over the city streets, and then woke up. 
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No. He is a thoughtless twit who hopes I don't rat him out, but I won't. No matter what. It's not because he doesn't deserve it, but I wouldn't want that done to me. 
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Chile lol. Nah! I'm much too square to go doing that;) 
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The mirror trick.  You write very well, as the post's author ... and contributors.  Shall we set up a "Is that so" booth?

I too am miffed by the Community's G-force ...  Hotel California facade effect; idea terrace rabbit hole ... of never Leaves .

(going to check your profile in a minute, apologies)

Ironically, I am aligning towards clients ... remediating my splintered profile ... multidiscipline hazzard. 

So back to the name that song game .... 
When we name the (a) beast or burden; it; things fall away from it, as the gravity reverses; hopefully for the better.

A task, to elicit the dream, or natural motion ... participation, if it is to be.

Leadership & support can be a calling ...  in flexibility and resilience ...  character (types?)

I am interesting in the fairer playing field if these things can be more holistically appreciated ... differences can be used for ability motion instead of diagnosing disability terminals.
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Every sole must be able to say what it needs to say.  Is it possible yet ... we are getting there if we can build the right tools.  People first is a "regulatory nightmare".
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another reluctant dream ... 
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I was thinking of body parts. A school mate would condescend to sit at breakfast with me at a local restaurant. Every young woman or waitress who passed our way would draw an admiring comment from him and he would infer that he was "hot to trot" with her.

I reminded him of his previous remarks about how using Viagra lent him the appearance of being a much younger man. My question to him was about why he would need Viagra if a "hot to trot" woman inspired a lasting erection. I seem to have "touched" a nerve. He no longer comes to sit with me. Mission accomplished. 
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I really wanna ask this stupid question. What did you think about before you could talk?
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In my opinion this is not about intellectuosity, but about remembering via a visionary experience. At first I didn't know what to prey for. Then, I didn't know what to pray for. Even when it happened outta the blue I was afraid I'd returned to my in-sane-ity, but other stuff happened to reassure me. I don't know how to teach anybody this phenomena. It's based on too much personal stuff that ain't got nothing to do with other people. 

Currently, this very moment, I'm wearing an tDCS device with the electrodes placed in such a way as to bring that visionary material back into active consciousness. If it works I'll post the results. 
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If and when (if ever) I read Wittgenstein or Einstein or Steiner or any of those cats I will only interpret them to mean what I would mean if I wrote what they wrote. I wrote other stuff. I still write other stuff, and other people who attempt to read the other stuff I wrote will have to interpret what they thought they would mean if they wrote what I wrote. 

Presently, I've committed to reading about tDCS and where to put the electrodes on my old haid to attempt to gain the supposed benefits of doing such a ridiculous thing, and then one of these near days I'll croak and that'll be it. 
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