S3 E21 — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and My Curiosity Whisperer Walking a Yip-Yippy Dog

I blame it all on my muse, Leo da V, who channels procrastination free-associations into my freaky little brain. Like pointing at a squirrel scampering up your neighbors’s tree to your yip-yippy dog.

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

“5” Steve Jobs, (1955 – 2011): “The path to your purpose often emerges through a better understanding of your personal experience. Tell your story to yourself without the expectation of telling it to others. The clarity will come first. You’ll know when to share.” Pisces

Hi and welcome to Friday’s Episode 21 in Season 3 of  My Paradoxically Normal Year” on this 2nd 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 E20Celebrate the Anniversary of When Things Seemed So Normal; S3 E19Thought Flickers, Cosmic Swirling and Exacted Costs; S3 E18My Teacher is Sending You to Detention!

Related from Season Two, The Pandemic Year

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?; S2 E18What is the Truth and How Can You Tell?

Related from Season One, The Normal Year

S1 E21Day 21 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E20Day 20 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E19Day 19 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E18Day 18 of My 1-Year Experiment


Leo’s my curiosity whisperer who reminds me he’s known for stiffing his patrons while sketching his genius discoveries. 

But, if you were to look back over this week to see how I spent each half hour of each day, you’d say I was an obsessive-compulsive freak, right?  

Haha. It’s how I roll ever since I discovered if you want to change your habits, you have to discover how you actually spend your time.

    • My time is freakishly red with a little tan.  
    • Red equates to writing, “Days of My 1-Year Experiment” as in I’m on Day 185.  
    • Tan signifies how much time I’ve avoided “Working on the Business”.

Am I reaching my slip-sliding-away portion of this passion project completion?  Shut up Leo.  

Here’s how this experiment started:

We don’t always know what to believe and what not to believe when we cross into new territories (real and imagined) — territories filled with fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD).

In my past I resorted to an 8-step process pioneered by John Lilly, who used himself as the subject of natural experiments in human-to-dolphin communications research (and with LSD), as a way of conquering my FUD, but LSD-less.

And, I borrowed somebody else’s insight which pointed out you could live life — as an art form — the creative internal life of consciousness. 

Or both — like a natural experiment and an art form.  If you ask me, Leo da V would be the patron saint of this way of life.

Is there a method to my 1-year experimental madness?  

See what you think of the outline I’ll be following:

Intelligent imagination is vital to this sort of deduction! However improbable a hypothesis, it cannot be discarded. — by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in “Mycroft and Sherlock”.



Chain of events leading to the experiment


Changes along the way


Phase one



Meaning for me

Meaning for you


Next Steps

Phase two description

Phase three description

Our immediate next steps explore which of Steves TauBits are Worth Taking. Either we have a bonanza of wisdom or I’m too lazy at 6:30 am to really feel just how useful they are.  


I only left three Holiday Taus off the table and realize how celebrity fans must feel bad when their favs are no shows on the red carpet.  Is that a selection-bias or maybe a celebrity-bias?

You know I love you Zahnny, right? After all we all share your Holiday Tau legitimately — Winkler, Emma the Baroness and me.  

“4”  Steve Zahn, 51: “When you share your stories with people outside of your usual circle, new themes and ideas will be raised. They will appreciate a different side of you, and you’ll be inspired to change the focus of your work, too.” Scorpio

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

Organically evolving style, yeah I like that.  What might be revealed as I write up living life as a natural experiment or as an art form is how these “Tau of Steves” daily (four times a week) evolved. 

“5”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): Your work is complex, but there is no need to concern yourself with making a lot of logistical or aesthetic choices. Focus on catering to the needs of others, and your style evolves organically.” Aries

I always say, or mostly say or at least think, it takes a late night host and two musical icons to serve up high quality Tau Bits of Wisdom. You and our Patron Saint McQueen sum up my year long writing project exquisitely.

“5”  Steve Winwood, 71; Stevie Wonder, 69; Stephen Colbert, 56: “This day’s agenda seems simple on its face, but what had to come together to make it just the way it is? Small parts made up of smaller parts, each turn relying on a hundred before. Ponder this and you’ll gain profound insight.  Taurus

Does it take three to tango?  If three’s good, how about six?  There’d be two iconic musicians, two comedians, an inventor-company founder and a late night talk show host.  So, after the piling up of organic art pieces it’s time to trust my intuition, right?  

“5”  Steve Carell, 57; Steve Martin, 74; Steve Wozniak, 69: “Turn up the volume on your inner guidance system because you’re going to make the best decisions from your heart’s intuition. There is no button or knob for this. It’s like Siri. You just call out and ask.” Leo

Or, we could sort out the inventor-company founder and pare him up with his co-founder all Siri-like, serving stellar Tau for a life-story writer and an idea packager living his life like an art form or in a natural experiment or both.  What’s FUD got to do with it, got to do with it?

“5” Steve Jobs, (1955 – 2011): “The path to your purpose often emerges through a better understanding of your personal experience. Tell your story to yourself without the expectation of telling it to others. The clarity will come first. You’ll know when to share.” Pisces

I see Leo da V has rubbed off on you two today.  Some times my mind floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee.  Ouch. Today I need to execute on my project. Leo be gone.

“4”  Steve Smith, 30, Stevie Nicks, 72: “This problem is like a maze. There is a higher vantage available, but it comes at a cost. To see your way out, you must give up what you want from the situation. Do this and your mind floats up and sees all. The route becomes clear.” Gemini

Hey G&G, I like your Holiday Tau for the day.  Know why?  It’s the dirty little secret about my 1-year experiment.  My overabundant curiosity plus Leo da V’s muses point me towards my “Volume Three” manuscript about wisdom and the mysteries of the mind.

“5”  Steve Greene, 34; Steve Guttenberg, 61:Curiosity about others will begin with curiosity about yourself, your history and the history of your people. Your discoveries give you a strong sense of wonder about how things have unfolded for others.” Virgo

Hmm.  As usual Coach Kerr your TauBit of Wisdom gets me head scratching in the best reflective way.  I know I want to profit from your advice, but just not yet.  Maybe in the grander scale of things?

“4”  Steve Kerr, 54: You’ve a strong need to create a memorable moment, but you’re not sure what kind of scene you’re shooting for. Start with what you don’t want. That will bring you closer to a vision of what you do want.” Libra

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




    • “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.

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Inspired by: Holiday Mathis – Creators Syndicate


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