S3 E22 — What’s the Experiment Got To Do with the Exodus from Barb’s Bunny Ranch?

Bunny Foo-Foo, the second of our back patio baby rabbits, hit the road for greener pastures. The first died on our cement up against a 12 inch green hedge.  Maybe Foo-Foo’s joining the nomads who left Barb’s Bunny Ranch when Bronco, the new sheriff hit town? Yip, Yip, Yippie.

The Tau of Steves: What You Don’t Know Could Fill a Book

“5”  Steve Smith, 30, Stevie Nicks, 72: “The solution comes from seeing the problem in different ways. One new idea is a start — proof of the magic difference perspective can make. Don’t stop there. At 25 alternatives, you’ve only begun to scratch the surface.” Gemini

Hi and welcome to Saturday’s Episode 22 in Season 3 of  My Paradoxically Normal Year” on this 3rd day of April in the spring of 2021 — which is a three-year examination of how bits of wisdom changed during the “normal” pre-pandemic year and then in the pandemic year, and now months after. 

Previously from Season Three, the Paradoxically Normal Year

S3 E21Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and My Curiosity Whisperer Walking a Yip-Yippy Dog; S3 E20Celebrate the Anniversary of When Things Seemed So Normal; S3 E19Thought Flickers, Cosmic Swirling and Exacted Costs

Related from Season Two, The Pandemic Year

S2 E22Paranoid Rose Review and Traffic-Copped Check Out Lines; S2 E21Cycles of History Rhyming with Endlessly Disruptive Rhythms?; S2 E20Panic, Fertilizer and Least Expected Meaningful Moments; S2 E19What’s Percolating in Our Collective Unconscious?

Related from Season One, The Normal Year

S1 E22Day 22 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E21Day 21 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E20Day 20 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E19Day 19 of My 1-Year Experiment

Context

How did the day start?  Killing ants. It gives me no thrill like shooting rabbits does.  The ants are winning in record numbers.  

And, Emma the Baroness frowns upon my attempts to drag the green yellow striped hose from the back yard inside to shoot the ants, like I do at our front yard grazing rabbits, in the remodeled kitchen.

Bunny Foo-Foo, the second of our back patio baby rabbits, hit the road for greener pastures. The first died on our cement up against a 12 inch green hedge.  Maybe Foo-Foo’s joining the nomads who left Barb’s Bunny Ranch when Bronco, the new sheriff hit town? Yip, Yip, Yippie. 

Record numbers remind me about making sense of the evolving 1- year experiment.  

This is the section of the experiment’s outline labeled Methodology:

    1. Each morning with blurry eyes I scanned through the days offerings in the print edition of The Los Angeles Times. Old rabbits die hard.  
    2. We might unsubscribe later, because we dip into their online edition to save articles however comma I couldn’t during the course of the experiment, for consistency’s sake.
    3. For those of you who expect a full accounting — 365 days worth of Tau — I apologize, but for reasons I’ll disclose in the full report, only the four days a week — Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday — of home delivery provided the data. 
    4. Spending less than a 3 to 5 seconds per 12 Holiday Tau possibilities or skipping over some without even reading after a few lines, I marked those that struck a cord in me. 
    5. Both Emma the Baroness and I kinda like the texture and the layout of each newspaper page as we turn each and fold them in our hands.  And cover our identity by washing the ink from our fingers in case the FBI comes searching for finger prints.
    6. But, to limit selection or celebrity biases, like today,  I then compose, by day and date, what was happening without re-reading the Holiday Tau’s message.
    7. Finally, I pull up each of Steve’s Holiday Tau and compare the saying to my situation and score the most relevant “5”. Usually the “1”s and even the “2”s as time marched on didn’t make it at all. 

Evidence

So, yesterday turned out to be a Holiday Tau bonanza with 5 out of 8 “5”s and 3 “4”s.  Today, there ain’t no TauBits of Wisdom for us four — Zahn, Winkler, Emma the Baroness or me.

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

What’s the opposite of a bonanza?

Haha guys, this must be one of those days.  I’m not feeling the rain yet.

“4”  Steve Winwood, 71; Stevie Wonder, 69; Stephen Colbert, 56: “It is possible to go through days without feeling completely awake. Today, when your brain enlivens and the ideas drop in, it’s a gentle high — like the plants must feel when the rains begin — perked up, more than alive.”  Taurus

So, is it because Nicks, Wonder and Winwood could finish the lyric, “Raindrops keep falling on my head …” name the singer and movie it was featured in?  And you’re saying I need at least 25 idea drops?

“5”  Steve Smith, 30, Stevie Nicks, 72: “The solution comes from seeing the problem in different ways. One new idea is a start — proof of the magic difference perspective can make. Don’t stop there. At 25 alternatives, you’ve only begun to scratch the surface.” Gemini

What’s Going On

Literally Bottled and Set Adrift from KnowWhere Atoll 

    • @KnowLabs suite of 36 digital magazines jumps from  7650 to 7742 this week organically grown followers

Foresight

Quality-of-Life 

Long-Form

    • “Dark Towers: Deutsche Bank, Donald Trump, and an Epic Trail of Destruction” by David Enrich.  Before myriads of LLCs and questionable business dealings with Trump, Deutsche Bank wanted desperately to compete on Wall Street which grew out of “scandals related to money laundering, tax evasion, manipulating interest rates, manipulating the prices of precious metals, manipulating the currencies markets, bribing foreign officials, accounting fraud, violating international sanctions, ripping off customers, and ripping off the German, British, and United States governments.”  Enrich’s account fills in details missing from Mary Trump’s  “Too Much is Never Enough”, “A Warning” by Anonymous; “Very Stable Genius”  “Fifth Risk” by Michael Lewis,  “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership” by Jim Comey, “Devil’s Bargain” by Steve Bannon, and “Fantasyland” by Kurt Andersen
    • “Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History” by Kurt Andersen Both of us, Emma the Baroness and I, have been processing the acquittal of our ex-President — not really being surprised by the “Big Lie” promoting followers in the Senate, but more disappointed after seeing new video documentation of the insurrection and detailed evidence time lines.  I return to Kurt Andersen’s book “Fantasyland” to help me through the process of filtering the unfolding events. 
    • “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster” by Bill Gates. I love how he starts off with “There are two numbers you need to know about climate change.  The first is 51 billion.  The other is zero.  Fifty-one billion is how many tons of greenhouse gases … zero is what we need to aim for.”

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Inspired by: Holiday Mathis – Creators Syndicate

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