Give Me a Sign

I’ve been wondering what to do about my lawn.  I’ve sodded it three times, and each time it’s been visited by a plague.  Once in the form of grubs and the skunks that tore up the grass in search of them.  Next a flood in the basement caused the whole...

Wild Design

We surround ourselves with rules and systems because we are afraid of the chaos within us, never realizing that the chaos within us is really its own kind of order. What architect Christopher Alexander called a Timeless Way of Building and I call Wild Design. Filmed...

History, Poetry, Truth

“Poetry is nearer to truth than history.” -Plato I’ve been watching the news as the United States and Russia arm wrestle for control of the narrative of what is happening in world events.  As someone who first trained as an historian, and went on to...

Meaning and Purpose in a Random Universe

Sometimes in my daydreams I catch a glimpse of ultimate reality. But then I try to capture it and it slips through the tattered net of my mind. Still, even a momentary revelation can be blinding. Today I saw so clearly that life is a miracle. And my life a particular...

Oblique Strategies and Other Oracles

Brian Peter George St. John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno is an English musician, composer, record producer, music theorist, singer and visual artist, best known as one of the principal innovators of ambient music. Over the years he has collaborated with the likes of...