Archive for September, 2012

Two excellent movies in two days

Monday, September 10th, 2012

Last night, I watched “The Hunter“.  A film that takes place in Tasmania about 2001.

Tonight it was “The Tracker“, which takes place in New Zealand just after the Boer War.

Both excellent and recommended.


Sunday, September 9th, 2012

…to form a sentence is to collapse many superposed wave functions to a single thought universe.  Multiplying the lost universes word by word, we can say that each sentence extingushes 10^n universes, where n is the number of words in the sentence.  Each thought condenses trillions of potential thoughts.  Thus we get verbal overshadowing, where the language we use structures the reality we inhabit.  Maybe this is a blessing.  Maybe this is why we need to keep making sentences. Book = “2312”, Author = Kim Stanley Robinson

Skype and Colette

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

One of the constants in this long and wandering trip of mine has been Skype.   It has, thankfully, allowed me to stay in touch with my partner, Colette.  

We’ve done Skype video sessions nearly every evening; with her in New Zealand and me in whatever place I’m currently visiting – sharing the small stories of what’s happened to us on the day.  Indeed, on the days when a lack of Internet access have prevented these sessions, I’ve felt like an essential part of my day has been missing.

Between International texting, E-Mails, digital photos, small video clips and our Skype sessions, we’ve probably stayed in better communications on this trip than we’ve typically done when I’m in New Zealand and we’re living together.

So, here’s to Skype and the Internet.  And, here’s even more especially to Colette, my sweet and patient partner.