S1 E167 — Why is Tau the Golden Ratio Showing Up in Nautilus Shells?

Did I over tax the Holiday Tau for us — Zahn, Winkler, Emma the Baroness and me?  Oh well, one of the other Steves will have to compete for today’s championship.

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

“5”  Steve Jobs, (1955 – 2011): You’ll have a message.  Think about it, practice it, try and make it land as softly as possible.” Pisces

Hi and welcome to Saturday’s Episode 167 in the first season of “My 1-Year Natural Experiment” on this 8th day of February in winter of 2020.


With my comparisons of each of my six websites to my “Patreon Brand Statement” completed and the identification of the first candidates to appear on the platform for the public or behind one of the three tiers, I turned exclusively to preparing my 2019 Federal and California State Taxes.


Random ones that make me want change my sign.

How’s the strength of your Tau today, W&W?  Hmm.  I like your groove but I’m not following your lyrics.

“3”  Steve Winwood, 71; Stevie Wonder, 69: All of life is a rhythm.  Don’t underestimate your power to change one that’s not working for you either.”  Taurus

Hmm.  Sorry Smithy frankly I was hoping for more wisdom.

“3”  Steve Smith, 30: Visualize what feeling you want to create by stepping into the room — and by leaving it.” Gemini

So, is your Holiday Tau more for me or for those competing on the political stage?  Or for those singing along with the Doobie Brothers, “What a fool believes, he sees …”  

“5”  Steve Greene, 34; Steve Guttenberg, 61: To check your ethics will be conscientious and more than most people will do.  Most assume they’re right without giving a thought to the bigger picture.” Virgo

Aha, now it’s a competition.  Story.  I keep receiving the message that most everything boils down to story.

“5”  Steve Aoki, 41: Ever feel like you’re doing a bad impression of yourself?  To get comfortable, find the cause of discomfort.  Probably, it’s a story you’re telling yourself.” Sagittarius

So, Steve is your Holiday Tau about syncing up your internal story telling with your external story and how to go about it?

“5”  Steve Jobs, (1955 – 2011): You’ll have a message.  Think about it, practice it, try and make it land as softly as possible.” Pisces

End of the Week “Knews” for FOSs

Trends — 

Short-Form — 

Long-Form — 

    • Tau is also used in some contexts to represent the golden ratio, defined as half of 1 + the square root of 5. This number, about 1.618, has shown up all over art and nature, including in defining the shapes of nautilus shells and plants with spiral forms in their leaves or petals. https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/the-tao-of-tau/ 

Progress and Procrastination — 

    • Procrastinate while feeling empty after trying to figure out what this nation has become by watching the Senate acquit Trump without calling any witnesses.  What’s up with that? 

Speaking Volumes — 

    • Treating  “11 Simple Steps for Finding the Authentic Quality-of-Life You Deserve” as a missing chapter from Volume One, the first 5-book series and a bonus offer, for example. 

Banking and ATMs — 

    • So it helps if you are a founder or a comedian?  How does that work on a crowdfunding platform like Patreon?

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Inspired by: Holiday Mathis – Creators Syndicate


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