S3 E15 — Wait, Did I Say That Out Loud?

It’s gotten so bad, that not only haven’t I published what my Patreon readers have grown to expect, those medium-length curations, but even the quick hit 5 stories or less.  But it’s Shaggy’s birthday.  Emma the Baroness and I dutifully await the appropriate time to text fantastic birthday wishes on an early sleep-in morning-after Sunday. 

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

“5” Steve Smith, 30, Stevie Nicks, 72: “It does sound simple: Know what makes success and follow that plan. And yet, there are wild cards to navigate. For instance, the tools, resources and abilities are not yet at your disposal. Go forward in faith. They will be.” Gemini

Hi and welcome to Sunday’s Episode 15 in Season 3 of  My Paradoxically Normal Year” on this 21st day of March 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 E14How!; S3 E13Why?;  S3 E12 You Can’t Cure Stupid, but There’s a Cure for Ignorance

Related from Season Two, The Pandemic Year

S2 E15 — Behaving Badly, Why Big Sur made “Fodor’s Travel NO List”; S2 E14 — Reading Tea Leaves Bottled and Set Adrift;  S2 E13Slipping on a Bar of Dove Soap and other Ripple Effects; S2 E12Too Anxious to Meet and Eat 

Related from Season One, The Normal Year

S1 E15 — Day 15 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E14Day 14 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E13Day 13 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E12Day 12 of My 1-Year Experiment

Context

And, I still have a lot of publishing to do. I’d be dishonest if I told you I mastered my new intention of publishing daily, especially after breaking up what I considered my source document.  

It’s gotten so bad, that not only haven’t I published what my Patreon readers have grown to expect, those medium-length curations, but even the quick hit 5 stories or less.  

In Know Laboratories:

      • “Research and Development”
      • “Artificial Intelligence”
      • “Innovation”
      • “Disruptions”
      • “Remote Work”
      • “Trends”
      • “Hacking”
      • “Brain” again
      • “Planet” again

In Best West Road Trips:

      • “South Coast Region” 
      • “Central Coast Region”
      • “Peninsula Region”
      • “San Francisco Region”
      • “North Bay Region”
      • “North Coast Region”

But, the number one question on my mind is if the ex will be able to serve out his time in Moscow del Lago or not, as Putin wants to debate Biden and Fox News bets on Putin.

Wait, did I say that out loud?

Evidence

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

Thank you Steve.  Your Holiday Tau describes a core approach I’ve taken over the years.  Share what works as you create new knowledge and innovation so you can anticipate what’s next and make better choices.

“5”  Steve Jobs, (1955 – 2011): “While there’s nothing you can do to ensure tomorrow goes to plan, keeping track of what did and didn’t work in the past gives you greater control over the impactful elements.” Pisces

Wildcards.  Thanks Smith and Nicks for your TauBit of Wisdom.  If wildcards continually surprise you and stop you in your tracks, then try Jobs’ prescription for anticipation.

“5” Steve Smith, 30, Stevie Nicks, 72: “It does sound simple: Know what makes success and follow that plan. And yet, there are wild cards to navigate. For instance, the tools, resources and abilities are not yet at your disposal. Go forward in faith. They will be.” Gemini

Normally, I’d agree with McQueen’s Holiday Tau — diversity of opinions keeps Paradoxy-Moron organizations inventing and building their capacity for cutting edge innovations.  But, at the macro-political level, not so much.

“3”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): Just because nobody objects to an idea doesn’t mean it’s a good one. Controversy gives things heat, which makes things happen. You’ll thrive on the energy of diverse opinions and opposing points of view.”  Aries

What’s Going On

Literally Bottled and Set Adrift from KnowWhere Atoll 

    • @KnowLabs suite of 36 digital magazines jumps from  7397 to 7455 this week organically grown followers

Foresight 

Quality-of-Life 

Long-Form

    • “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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S1 E156 — Hope? Placeholder? Sign?

Wow, is this a sign?  An omen?  The President’s impeachment coverage sapped all my strength and motivation. I have to be honest I felt depressed until I turned to the “Comics” page in the print edition of the Los Angeles Times. Where Emma the Baroness amuses herself with quirky questions answered in an advice column and I read my Holiday Tau for the day.

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

“5”  Steve Zahn, 51: “There’s power in a name.  When it’s given, it’s a hope, a suggestion, a placeholder for potential.  By living, we write the definition to the word that it is our name.” Scorpio

Hi and welcome to Sunday’s Episode 156 in the first season of “My 1-Year Natural Experiment” on this 19th day of January in winter of 2020.

Context  

And, just like that my brain turned on a dime, which can be quite painful.  Here’s what it inspired:

In what sense?  That’s a great question. Why? I intend to self-publish what I envision to be a group-written effort. Maybe better put, written by a community and edited by me. 

The subject matter focuses on legacy and wisdom. But through what it’s like to be given a name by your mother who brought you into the world with loving expectations.  You begin with a sound — your name. 

And you grow and evolve into your own life. So I’m wondering to what extent that name imprinted into you core identity since birth influences your life? And, to what degree do all of us with the same name encounter the same reactions it? 

What’s in a name, its Tau?

This is probably the only time in history that we have the technology to solicit input from “Friends-of-Steves” — their parents, sisters and brothers, lovers and partners, and friends and associates — to give their view “from the outside” as well as from Steves themselves for their view “from the inside.”

It will require some “hand-me-up” knowledge to pull it off.  Especially figuring out a way for finding FOSs and inviting them keep us Steves honest, you know?

So then the three volumes of “The Knowledge Path: Live, Love, Work, Play, Invest and Leave a Legacy” would be complete?

Yes, but I can’t do it alone.  Which is why I’m here on Patreon and need your help.

Evidence

This is a celebration of Steves.  And in many ways, not the least, a respite from the addictive impeachment trial setting up a fresh start.

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

“5”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): If you could give one thing to this day that would make it memorable, it’s the respect of a fresh start.  Leave yesterday’s concerns in yesterday, and think of the next 24 hours as its own separate bubble of potential.”  Aries

What I wrote certainly poured out like your Holiday Tau suggests, Steve.

“5”  Steve Howey, 42:Your emotions are water, your lips a faucet, and your mind is the valve.  You can say or not say.  You can turn up the heat or you can cool it.  You’re in total control — not of the emotion, but of the way it comes out.”  Cancer

What say you three?  How can you add to the celebration of Steves? I do feel expansive.  Thank you for that.

“5”  Steve Carell, 57; Steve Martin, 74; Steve Wozniak, 69: How open you are today!  The sort of learning you’ll do isn’t exactly intellectual.  Still, it seems to expand the spaces within your mind and send them to the outer reaches of the sky.” Leo

Leave it to G&G to pull me back to metrics and the practicality of my focus.  Let me say this about that.  I’m guessing all or part of what I composed will show up in Patreon. If, as your Holiday Tau emphasizes needs to be finished sometime in this century.

“5”  Steve Greene, 34; Steve Guttenberg, 61:Though you’re curious about the meaning of things and in tune with the way situations make you feel, you’re also looking for practical results.  You want to come away from today with something that can actually be counted.” Virgo

Damn, Steve.  We were on such a roll with our little celebration of Steves.  Other than the poetic license, I just don’t get it.

“2”  Steve Kerr, 54:There are more and less noble pursuits, though the categories don’t usually go the way people typically expect.  The grandest event can require but a fraction of the nobility that’s inside the observation of an insect.” Libra

Wow, first we’re talking insect observations and now how small we really are in the grand scheme of things over a life time, Steve.  At least your Holiday Tau reaffirms what I tell Emma the Baroness as we both are glued to the television screen, stuck on our couches. Wait how is that possible?

“5”  Steve Harvey, 62:If you mapped out all you saw, it would be but a tiny dot next to the map of all you never saw.  This is what drives you. You’re aware of your own bias, and it humbles you and makes you the best observer in the room.”  Capricorn

Haha. Lock him up, lock him up.  Those are my answers to the problem of the day.  You know from each of the books I’ve read about Trump and Putin I hope the impeachment’s outcome will be different than the Mueller Investigation when IMO the evidence is all there.

“5”  Steve Jobs, (1955 – 2011): Perhaps you don’t have as many answers to the problems of the day as you’d like, but at least you can ask the interesting questions that will increase the interest of the world and the wonder of common things.” Pisces

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S1 E154 — Ever Gotten That 3 am Call from Gilligan?

My best intentions drifted away. Instead, the televised impeachment inquiry proceedings mesmerized me. And my podcasts broadcasted all the dirt on the Trump and the Kushner families’ alleged corruption.

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

“5”  Steve Harvey, 62:There is an island within you where you can take refuge.  You don’t have to wait until things get difficult to go there.”  Capricorn

Hi and welcome to Friday’s Episode 154 in the first season of “My 1-Year Natural Experiment” on this 17th day of January in winter of 2020.

Context 

So it was no mystery I woke up to light drizzle click, click, clicking on a metal vent sticking out of the wall at the base of our house somewhere near the empty fireplace in the family room with a bubbling out of unconsciousness thought-snippet of: 

The Knowledge Banking core process  for taking clients, customers, subscribers and members (Patrons) on a journey: 

      1. Guided. This or that? Assistance from an advisor to get you started.
      2. Sort Through, Search Again. Do your own research as you weigh your options.
      3. Subscribe to your niche. Receive knowledge critical for your success.
      4. Tagged Member Profile. Gain from a like-minded community.

How close am I to activating it with Patreon using resources integrated with WordPress or not? Pretty sure that was the question that kept me tossing and turning awake at 3 am.

While barely awake and reading mostly in the dark in low screen light so as not to disturb Emma the Baroness another question hijacked my consciousness.

Why did my Kindle’s lower left screen notify me I still had hours left when I’d already finished the book?  

Two reasons.  

Stuff I can use.  

The author included chapters from his other three books after the notes and acknowledgements. 

And, he included questions for book clubs, like the ones Emma the Baroness finds on line to take with her to her book club occasionally, but not  yesterday when she car pooled to San Diego to meet with the rest of her sorority sisters.

Don’t get me wrong.  I accomplished nothing. 

My TV addiction pulled me to channel surf while I scrounged little TidBits until the next installment began when the House of Representatives formerly delivered the articles of impeachment to the Senate floor with Adam Schiff reading them.  

      • Later John Roberts, the Chief Justice, was sworn in and he then had the senators swore an oath to do their duty as prescribed by the constitution and then sign their oath.  Hmm.  
      • Meanwhile, the Rudy operative was interviewed on CNN claiming Trump and Rudy were quid pro quo-ing all over the place.  
      • He was on the ground and John Bolton was in the administration, so they should, could be called as witnesses to connect all the dots.  Will Mitch McConnell and the Senate do the right thing?

Evidence

Could the Steves Holiday Tau make a difference and pull me back on track?

And, probably from a peaceful night’s sleep, right Zahn?

“4”  Steve Zahn, 51: “Why bother integrating your mind and body?  Because any division that exists here cuts you off from your joy.” Scorpio

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

So you’re saying there’s still hope?

“3”  Steve Carell, 57; Steve Martin, 74; Steve Wozniak, 69: It’s not so easy to express the emotions that come up.  This could be the perfect storm from which comes great art.” Leo

If I cast my net too wide, I won’t able to pull it in.

“2”  Steve Greene, 34; Steve Guttenberg, 61:Here comes a scenario you’re overqualified to deal with, and yet solutions elude you.  It’s an opportunity to cast your net wider.” Virgo

I planned on skipping through your Holiday Tau too because of how the first two sentences read.  But, the third reminded me of a song, maybe from Paul Simon which described how people only hear what they want to hear and disregard the rest.  Isn’t that happening on the national political stage?

“5”  Steve Kerr, 54:Sometimes you talk and it doesn’t come out the way you want it to.  But most people hear your intentions.  Or they hear what they want to hear, which you can’t control.” Libra

Haha, Steve, you had me with the premise, but lost me in the long-term.  Sorry.

“2”  Steve Aoki, 41: To go for the short-term gain will be a mistake in the long run.  The mature choice seems less appealing, but the immature one will be embarrassing in retrospect.” Sagittarius

Would this so-called island be called Gilligan’s Island, Harvey?  It certainly feels like our politics makes people like me yearn for an island refuge, but isn’t that maybe why I’m waking up at 3 am?

“5”  Steve Harvey, 62:There is an island within you where you can take refuge.  You don’t have to wait until things get difficult to go there.”  Capricorn

Okay, it’s not concentration because I’ve got none today.  Maybe serendipity?

“3”  Steve Jobs, (1955 – 2011): Your powers of concentration will be exceptional today.  Wield this well to digest weighty matters.” Pisces

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S1 E 153 — Only The Names Have Been Changed. And Some of It’s True.

Yesterday morning I woke up with Neil Young’s song lyric, “Old man look at my life, I’m a lot like you …” running through my dream.  Makes me want to  compose something about his song.  

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

Hi and welcome to Thursday’s Episode 153 in the first season of “My 1-Year Natural Experiment” on this 16th day of January in winter of 2020.

“5”  Steve Winwood, 71; Stevie Wonder, 69: The creative process brings you joy.  There’s also impatience, wonder, envy, excitement, frustration, flow, embarrassment, laughter, satisfaction and innumerable other emotions.  Taurus

Evidence  

Now, what I’m realizing is why it stuck in my mind.  The original “Journal of 2020 Foresight” blog written at midlife, could be rewritten as a road trip for finding the best place for you to live, which begins and ends with Neil Young.  

For me, Greendale and It’s a Long Road … (“The Painter”) bookend that journey.  

“Greendale. We’re going on a little trip, folks…. So these songs are about a place called Greendale and it’s a green dale…. There’s a lot going on in town. It seems to be a pretty mellow place, really. In town there’s about 20 to 25,000 people and it’s not a very big place at all… “

“If there is a huge map, which there is, that just shows Greendale, very little over here, there’s mountains and farms, over there, there’s an ocean…. Well, Greendale is a nice town, but it has its quirks….“ 

Now put all that into perspective with “Old Man” and it might drive what I’m calling “Volume Three Manuscript” about legacy. 

I can’t say why, but for some reason these small pieces begin to flow together. And, finally, I just rediscovered “Only The Names Have Been Changed. And Some of It’s True,” in an updated chapter from 2009 co-authored book, “Adapt! How to Survive and Thrive in the Changing World of Work”.

But, Young’s chorus from “The Painter” still sums it up

It’s a long road 

Behind me 

It’s a long road 

Ahead 

If you follow every dream You might get lost” 

Exhilarating for me, how was it for you? Haha. Let’s check in with the rest of the Steves 

Hmm.  No nightmares for me.  So, sorry Zahn I’ll pass.

“2”  Steve Zahn, 51: “While you’re trying to improve, don’t turn your internal world into a battlefield where the you of your dreams fights the you of your nightmares.  Accept yourself.” Scorpio

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

God, I hope not.  If I do, just shoot me.  Sorry Steve you can keep yours too.

“2”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): Questioning your beliefs regularly is important.  You’ll ask ‘is this true? at least 10 times today.  Aries

It only makes sense that two iconic musicians would have any TauBit of Wisdom that resonates with me today, right?

“5”  Steve Winwood, 71; Stevie Wonder, 69: The creative process brings you joy.  There’s also impatience, wonder, envy, excitement, frustration, flow, embarrassment, laughter, satisfaction and innumerable other emotions.  Taurus

So, how’d I do today Steve?  I didn’t ask Leo da V anything other than what was that lyric that played in my head.

“4”  Steve Smith, 30: It’s important to keep to one story for everyone today when consistency matters.” Gemini

I’m sorry G&G, but when I ask Leo da V what I should do I hope for genius, but often I fall susceptible to distractions and side trips taking me away from the tasks at hand.  Leonardo turned out okay, right?

“5”  Steve Greene, 34; Steve Guttenberg, 61:Most bad habits can be more easily bent than broken.  Perhaps what’s needed isn’t blunt force but a twist.” Virgo

Wait, what?  Coach Kerr are you in on this too?  Thousands of years, eh?  I’m only traveling back about 500 years to Leo and his gang during the Italian Renaissance.

“4”  Steve Kerr, 54:It is likely that the very particular and unique feelings you are having have been processed by humans for thousands of years.” Libra

Don’t worry, Steve I won’t.  Emma the Baroness is all I need in the love department.

“3”  Steve Aoki, 41: When you act out of curiosity, a need for a challenge or a desire to grow yourself, all works well.  Don’t take action because you think it will bring you love.” Sagittarius

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S1 E 140 — Chasing Squirrels While Barking At Nothing

I feel I’m running on fumes with this Patreon “passion project” rushing to finalize the page requirements, have it reviewed and then go live.  

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

Hi and welcome to Sunday’s Episode 140 in the first season of “My 1-Year Natural Experiment” on this 22nd day of December in winter of 2019. 

“5”  Steve Zahn, 51: “Decide how long you want to devote yourself to a project.  If you want it done quickly, go alone.  If you want to make this into a regular part of your world, go with someone who’s down for the journey.” Scorpio

Evidence

It’s the Sunday before Christmas Eve and Day. One of the requirements if you include goals is to pinpoint them: 

      1. Cover an unexpected expense of $400 in an emergency which Neal Gabler wrote eludes the vast majority of us Creatives and 
      2. Cover costs of doing business; $428.05 month / $5136.60.

Meanwhile I’m roughing out a series of emails aimed at building master the chain reaction  of awareness, interest, liking, desire, trial, repurchase and regular use. 

I’m at least 30 to 45 days behind, but will begin with “Happy New Year“ to everyone as the 1st message. 

Second is “How have you been, what’s going on in your life?” 

Third is in response to what they say, with Patreon completely finished and 

          1. How it works, 
          2. Thinking about tiers — what’s your advice and feedback? 

Fourth invites them to my Facebook.

On with the Holiday Season and our — Zahn’s, Winkler’s, Emma the Baroness and my Holiday Tau.  Is it too gimmicky, this project? I have mixed feelings and should heed our advice.

“5”  Steve Zahn, 51: “Decide how long you want to devote yourself to a project.  If you want it done quickly, go alone.  If you want to make this into a regular part of your world, go with someone who’s down for the journey.” Scorpio

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

Actually I’m so self-absorbed in this project, that I need to notice Emma the Baroness rather than key on how much attention I’m receiving.

“2”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): Noticing is a form of love.  Not noticing is more antithetical to love than hate is.  Just as love can bond and heal, neglect can cut and wound.  Today you’ll notice the quality of attention people give you.”  Aries

My life is joyful in spades and this project should be providing more and more joy than anxiety as we near the end of the holiday season and kick off a wondrous 2020!!

“5” Steve Winwood, 71; Stevie Wonder, 69: Doing things on your own is one of the great joys in life.  Discovery is a particularly satisfying subset of the category.  To find something that wasn’t in the guidebook can be wondrous.”  Taurus

Power naps are good.  What would Leo da V do? If he says it’s ok then count me in.

“5”  Steve Carell, 57; Steve Martin, 74; Steve Wozniak, 69: After a few weeks of commanding your days, it’s very relaxing to let the day do what it wants.  This is your chance! And if it all culminates into a long nap, more power to you!” Leo

As you know, Steve I always sing the praises of your TauBits of Wisdom.  Most of the time they don’t sync up with what I’m doing.  However, I see the beauty in today’s and will keep it.  Thanks

“5”  Steve Aoki, 41: Looking back, you won’t know how you did it.  Looking forward produces a similarly baffling sensation.  But it will get done.  Action is much more effective than the memory of projection.”  Sagittarius

You know, Steve this is touching on how both of us, the Baroness and I, view the world.

“5”  Steve Harvey, 62:You don’t show all you have — you don’t even hint at it!  That’s for the new people who don’t know better, or the insecure, or the ones who are fearful they don’t have enough.  You play it cool, keeping your assets to yourself.  Capricorn

It is odd when that happens.  Like the time a former employee in one of my outplacement seminars matter of factually told me something I told the group changed his life.  He was on his way out of a brief alumni networking meeting when he turned to say good bye and told me he just wanted to thank me.

“5”  Steve Nash, 45:It’s odd the things that pop into your head — a short interaction with a stranger or a conversation you had a decade ago.  Why is this relevant now? Maybe it’s not.  Take a breath.  Find a focus worthy of you.  Aquarius

Sign me up.  Playfulness feels carefree enough to inject into this weeks Christmas family reunion.

“5”  Steve Jobs, (1955 – 2011): It is said that the finest inventions are nurtured in hardship.  Maybe so, but a lot of great ideas have other roots, for instance in the playfulness of a carefree moment.  Your creativity will come without suffering.” Pisces

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S3 E9 — Melancholy and Undercover Brooklyn Moms Know Best 

“No Irish Need Apply, Nor Worship in the Highlands or Somerset County,” is the chapter’s working title. The one part from yesterday that wasn’t a misrepresentation described how my grandfather served in World War I in the Navy and became a “spy” for the State Department.

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

Hi and welcome to Friday’s Episode 9 in Season 3 of  My Paradoxically Normal Year” on this 12th day of March 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 in Season Three, The Paradoxically Normal Year

S3 E8Wait, You’re Saying I Should Read It Again?; S3 E7Who Can Resist Ricky Gervais Calls in this Paradoxically Normal Year?; S3 E6What’s the Half Life of Wisdom?

Related from Season Two, The Pandemic Year

S2 E9Blame It On Your D4DR Gene, Not Me!; S2 E8How Does the Entangled Fish Hook Theory of Creativity Work?; S2 E7Smart Moves and Shifting Opportunities; S2 E6No We Don’t Share Your Precious Little Frickin’ Data

Related from Season One, The Normal Year

S1 E9Day 9 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E8Day 8 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E7 Day 7 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E6Day 6 of My 1-Year Experiment

 

“5”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): People only take risks in hopes of achieving goals they think are possible. You’ll paint a picture of your vision with well-chosen words and provide the inspiration others need to move forward.” Aries

Evidence

I have to correct an item from yesterday.  Here’s what my mother wrote initially:

Friday —

Hope you had a wonderful birthday (not today, but on Halloween — Scorpio Time) Well, I learned something this morning!! After our talk about family “history” last night, I read the large framed document in the guest room hallway — and — guess what, John McLennan was my grandfather.  The following is excerpt from the larger of the two documents.  

Supreme Council 33rd & 

Last Degree Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Council of Free Masonry. 

John McLennan, Native of Scotland 

born December 27, 1861, 

resident of Brooklyn, N.Y.  

Duly enrolled in our Grand Armyin Auroa Gratia Consigitory 

December 21, 1900.

Months later she wrote:

Also — it occurred to me that in your search for my Dad’s background I neglected to tell you that all of our ancestor’s names would begin with “Mc”!! 

My dad had it changed to “Mac” (Don’t know when), telling me he didn’t want to be confused as any ‘Irish Catholic”!!! Bigotry??!!

Somewhere in my digital files I remember the background, oh I remember now it’s in the queue for inclusion as a chapter in the “Volume Three Manuscript”. 

Here it is, the chapter’s working title is “No Irish Need Apply, Nor Worship in the Highlands or Somerset County.”

The one part from yesterday that wasn’t a misrepresentation described how my grandfather served in World War I in the Navy and became a “spy” for the state department.

My mom wished be a happy birthday (though not for today), and alas none of us enjoyed Holiday Tau today — Zahn, Winkler, Emma the Baroness nor me.

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

So it’s only fair, this being the start of the weekend and the start of the end of the pandemic to appropriate Today’s Holiday Birthday:  

Your creativity soars high. This year, you’ll follow a wild idea to full realization. The golden question is this: Which one? You have so many! The criteria your idea must meet to be successful: It helps others, is needed and doesn’t exist in the world already, and there’s a clear vision to the first dollar you’ll make to sustain it.

Yes I stipulate to many, many creative ideas so the question is golden. And, thank you for defining what my criteria should be.

Don’t you agree Steve’s Holiday Tau fits nicely with my soaring wild ideas?  It extends in more detail how to describe more clearly.

“5”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): People only take risks in hopes of achieving goals they think are possible. You’ll paint a picture of your vision with well-chosen words and provide the inspiration others need to move forward.” Aries

And, then there’s this.  Howey’s Holiday Tau advocating achieving clarity of purpose by crafting an elevator pitch. 

“5”  Steve Howey, 42:If you don’t have an ‘elevator pitch,’ then this is the perfect time to come up with one. It’s not for the influential people you might meet; rather, it’s your clarity of purpose.” Cancer

I’ve struggled to figure out an efficient way posting a draft to Patreon or one of my websites.  And, then get good at remembering all the stuff that is quirky about each site. And, after that routinely pump them out. Stuff I have to work out: 205 curations, essays, chapters and essays at various stages in the pipeline and 97 Volume Two and Three manuscript chapter drafts. I’ve made headway these last two weeks by following CM&W’s Holiday Tau almost to the letter.

“5”  Steve Carell, 57; Steve Martin, 74; Steve Wozniak, 69: “You’re efficient and impressively productive, appearing to balance many things at once, when really you are balancing one thing at a time, giving your full attention to each, however briefly.” Leo

In a word, “iterate” is the working principle once I start something.  But, while that’s how I approach the tactical writing, staying in the moment, I keep an eye on what’s up ahead and navigate away from blind alleys or boxed in mazes of my own making.

“5”  Steve Nash, 45:It’s all about thinking ahead today. You’ll anticipate potential pitfalls and either avoid them or, if they are unavoidable, deal with them as quickly as possible.  Aquarius

Thanks Harvey, one of my most frequent testimonials from my clients has been your TauBit.  I hope to continue in this stage of my writing career.

“4”  Steve Harvey, 62: “You’re influential. Maybe you won’t detect it, but you can be certain that people believe something different after they’ve interacted with you than what they believed before they encountered you.”  Capricorn

And finally, if Smith and Nicks’ Holiday Tau told me if instead of hurling left-wing and right-wing arguments at each other, you looked one or two levels deeper under the name calling you’d find a commonly agreed upon problem statement, then yes I’d sign up.  Something could be accomplished,  After all it takes two wings to fly.

“3”  Steve Smith, 30, Stevie Nicks, 72: “Both sides of the argument can’t be right, but there is a rightness in each stance. It will bring you good fortune to look for it. Do it quietly, gingerly and with great respect.” Gemini

What’s Going On

Literally Bottled and Set Adrift from KnowWhere Atoll 

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Foresight 

Quality-of-Life 

Long-Form

    • “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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S1 E136 — Just How Do Zip Codes Prevent Homebuyer Remorse?

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

Hi and welcome to Sunday’s Episode 136 in the first season of “My 1-Year Natural Experiment” on this 15th day of December in winter of 2019.

Only ten days remain to complete your Christmas shopping, guys.  Fewer, if like our family you celebrate Christmas Eve as the occasion to pass out gifts and the day as designated for White Elephant gifts.  

“5”  Steve Jobs, (1955 – 2011): You know that you don’t yet understand a thing enough to form an opinion, let alone act on the matter.  This knowledge is, in and of itself, virtuous.  A lesser person wouldn’t even realize the gap.” Pisces

Evidence

I’ve struggled with my opening long-form essay for Patreon.  One that synthesizes all my separate passion projects.

What I care about like ocean pollution and coastal water — started me profiling the impact on towns in “California Coast Tip to Tip” and “Western Skies and Island Currents.” It was a natural.  I traced the “Mother Road” from the Midwest to the West coast already in “Best West Road Trips — Route 66.” Spoiler alert; it ends at the Santa Monica Pier. 

Pacific Coast Highway as an itinerary felt like the natural next project.

And water in rivers and lakes like just after a visit to friends living in Durango, Colorado in my fourth of five books to be published in the Knowledge Path Series.  

The whole Animas River turned a deep muddy yellow from an upstream blow out of a closed mine in neighboring Silverton.  Interestingly, years later our friends moved back.  

Their story mirrored the arc of three residents victim of gentrification forces in Whitehead, Montana … to illustrate how zip codes matter and can prevent buyers remorse simply by knowing your lifestyle and previewing new towns as potential quality-of-life communities in a region. 

How does being an introvert … We come in 6 temperament flavors.  We’re easy with solitude.  In fact, many of us prefer mountain cabins if given the choice, and inspired me to write about quality-of-life communities.

I happen to be one that I call SPIP short for Systematic-Professional, Idea Packager.  What does an Idea Packager do?  That’s what I’m answering in Volume Two of the Knowledge Path Series.  The first volume answers the question, if I can live and work anywhere then which community should I choose as my best fit for inspiration, satisfaction and happiness? 

The second answers the question, if I could work for any company or type of organization as an employee or consultant, which type brings out the best and worst in me?  

OK.  What’s the answer for you?  Which is the best or worst organization for an Idea Packager to draw a paycheck?  

Here’s the story I tell when someone asks me about it. We hadn’t seen my wife’s cousin for years.  She threw a wonderful welcome to Norway family reunion for us as experienced through severe jet lagged senses.  On her grand piano in her study sat a book, “Homo Deus.” When I asked her what she liked about it, since it was one of my favorites, she told me she refers to it with clients.  When I told her about in Volume Two we began one of those long conversations between friends who hadn’t seen each other, like forever, but reconnected as if time hadn’t passed between us. 

As advisors and consultants we had so much in common, especially when I told her organizations in decline suited me best.  She laughed, saying they’re motivated to change, which is huge because that isn’t always the case.  Send me a copy, I’d love to read it she said as she rose from the long dining room table to attend to one of the children. 

OK, two down, what about the Volume Three series? This series in a sense asks the question has wisdom reversed?  In slower-paced less technology-driven times the elder generation passed down critical lessons to younger generations.  Like the clothes I passed down to my kids growing up — my old army fatigues and field jacket — as popular as vinyl records. Now, I find myself wearing hand-me-ups from them.  This one is less fleshed out than the first two volumes and requires most of my time to figure out.  I’m just asking myself, “What would Leo da V do?”  Like Leonardo I’m easily distracted from what I should be doing to earn a living and a sucker for following my curiosity. 

Little snippets come to me when he lets my unconsciousness bubble to the surface.  What started as a dream of being interviewed for the WTF podcast by Marc Maron seems promising as a working title, “The Tau of Steves: What You Don’t Know Could Fill a Book.” This one is a little dangerous for me.  Why? I intend to self-publish what I envision to be self-written. Maybe better put by a community.  

In what sense?  That’s a great question.  The subject matter focuses on legacy and wisdom. But through what it’s like to be given a name by your mother who brought you into the world with loving expectations.  You begin with a sound — your name. And you grow and evolve in your own life, so I’m wondering to what extent that name imprinted into you influences your life. This is probably the only time in history that we have the technology to solicit input from Friends-of-Steves — their parents, sisters and brothers, lovers and partners, and friends and associates — to give their view “from the outside”, as well as, from Steves themselves for their view “from the inside.”

So then the three volumes of The Knowledge Path: Live, Love, Work, Play, Invest and Leave a Legacy” would be complete? Yes, but I can’t do it alone.  Which is why I’m here on Patreon and need your help.

Pretty sure I can say your Holiday Tau gets to the essence of my long essay.

“5”  Steve Zahn, 51: “It is rare to be in a situation where a mentor knows exactly what to do with your talent.  You’ll have to figure out quite a lot about yourself on your own.  As long as you expect and embrace this, the process will be fun.” Scorpio

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

Researchers Note:  No this isn’t my birthday.  But, I like it enough to include it.

Today’s Holiday Birthday: 

Travel will be your soul’s thriving influence, as will connecting with new people. You’re gifted in the art of reading and relating to people, yet you’ll seek to further build your emotional intelligence, thus ratcheting up the excitement in your personal life.  Novel self-ware will bring instantaneous and long-range benefit.

Isn’t this TauBit about my speech would have been shorter if I had more time?  A little editing goes a long way, eh?

“5”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): A conversation doesn’t have to be long to be effective.  In fact, the longer it is, the less effective it will be.  Think and write about what you are feeling.  What is worth expressing here?  Choose carefully.” Aries

Haha.  And if over the course of a 1-year experiment my talent will be totally unrecognizable in a good way …

“5”  Steve Howey, 42:Small daily improvements lead to sizable monthly improvements.  If you only do 1% better each day on something that matters to you, in 100 days you’ll have completely transformed your skill level.” Cancer

Like I always say, Steve your Holiday TauBits of Wisdom cover more than just today’s life.  

“4”  Steve Aoki, 41: The value you give today’s pursuits can be summed up by these words of explorer Dame Freya Stark: ‘Love of learning is a pleasant and universal bond, since it deals with what one is and not what one has.’” Sagittarius

Given the political nature of events unfolding in our country, the order has been reversed.  Form an opinion and spin the facts.

“5”  Steve Jobs, (1955 – 2011): You know that you don’t yet understand a thing enough to form an opinion, let alone act on the matter.  This knowledge is, in and of itself, virtuous.  A lesser person wouldn’t even realize the gap.” Pisces

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S1 E135 — The Tau of Steves: What You Don’t Know Could Fill a Book

I was looking around without finding what I wanted when I had to ask myself why hasn’t this book been written?  So I decided to write it myself.  

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

Hi and welcome to Saturday’s Episode 135 in the first season of “My 1-Year Natural Experiment” on this 14th day of December in winter of 2019.

“5”  Steve Zahn, 51: “It is when you’re pretty sure no one cares or notices that you will do the most important work of your soul — work that’s validated purely by your higher self.” Scorpio

Evidence

“They always say” to write about something you know.  I didn’t want this to be all about me, which it actually is, but this is something I’m incredibly curious about.  

      • Over time do we become our name — do people react to your name in mostly the same way? 
      • Is that different than how they respond to my name?  
      • What’s in a name, anyway?  
      • A certain wish, a certain hope, a certain sacred naming event new parents take seriously.  How does it, or did it play out?  
      • Mothers … I’m looking at you! And sisters and brothers, you too.

About turning horoscopes into topics to solicit stories from Steves. 

Next steps:  

      1. Read from the 105 horoscope categories (!) to identify the top 12 situational themes that speak to me more than any other.  
      2. Then frame an engaging question for each and try them out.  
      3. Or can the Top 105 be grouped into 12 mega categories for articles? For Patreon posts?  
      4. Maybe leading into each of the 12 invitations to respond is a song with powerful lyrics — again the top 12 — maybe targeting to FOS, especially those dating and falling in love with Steves — romance leading to merging what was once two single dreams into a common, single dream of a life together.  
      5. How did you see the world then?  
      6. How did you see yourself then?  
      7. Athletic outdoors lover, musician? Or philosopher king?  Nerd seeking your revenge?

Or, it can be the season, right?  With only two weeks left to squeeze your last minute Christmas shopping into, there’s that pressure.  But, isn’t this the time for me to pay attention to my higher self?  And, my soul and reflect it in my Patreon passion project?

“5”  Steve Zahn, 51: “It is when you’re pretty sure no one cares or notices that you will do the most important work of your soul — work that’s validated purely by your higher self.” Scorpio

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

G&G, your Holiday Tau couldn’t more relevant for me.  Where people are in their development is what I’ve focused on across all my careers. Specifically in helping people realize what’s unique at each of 9 life stages they will encounter over their lifetime, God willing.

“5”  Steve Greene, 34; Steve Guttenberg, 61:Your contentment depends on recognizing where people are in their development and setting your expectations along those lines.”  Virgo

I know you’re competitive, Steve, but are you trying to break into the line up to replace my go to muse, Leo da V?

“5”  Steve Kerr, 54:Take the time to ramble; that knotty bit of psychology that’s had you distracted will get worked out in the air.” Libra

Haha.  Given the choices maybe I’d rather settle for being smarter, talented and better-looking.

“4”  Steve Carell, 57; Steve Martin, 74; Steve Wozniak, 69: The ones who succeed aren’t smarter, more talented or better-looking.  They’re the ones who never quit.” Leo

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S1 E134 — What Will This Force Me to Become? No Black Cats Allowed

Humor me. I warned you yesterday this would happen, didn’t I?  Put the ladder away.  Cross the street.  Who’s black cat is that anyway?

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

Hi and welcome to Friday’s Episode 134 in the first season of “My 1-Year Natural Experiment” on this 13th day of December in winter of 2019.

What’s been going on today?  Once it’s down “on paper” then we can judge just how relevant today’s Holiday Tau really is.

“5”  Steve Kerr, 54:There is a way of telling a story that’s accurate and encouraging, and a way that is accurate and deflating.  Try both privately and cheery-pick the public message.” Libra Evidence

Evidence

These half-baked questions float in my mind about the structure of what is required of for your Creator Page in Patreon.

    • Let’s say I’m moderately successful on Patreon.  Will I be able to fund a travel budget?
    • Do I need goals?  Do they attract more patrons?  
    • Decide 3 or 5 tiers? Remember only 3 will show.  
    • Pick a photo such as my LinkedIn or one I’ve planned for my books? Add website logos to gallery?
    • Do you want to pay to get to know me?  
    • To support my cause?

Any help with these decisions, Steve?  Love your Holiday Tau, but honestly it’s a stretch for me to apply on the tactile level I’m operating in today.

“3”  Steve Zahn, 51: “Teaching what you know isn’t so much a job as a calling.  It helps you understand things at deeper levels and makes you feel connected to the fabric of existence.” Scorpio

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

So, then it’s on to all the other possible Steves I’ve screened for today.  Let’s see. 

Leave it to two comedians and an inventor and co-founder to remind me of what’s important in my life — follow my curious side and share Emma the Baroness’ interests with her.  If, I’m letting my decision-set stew for awhile why not take your TauBit of Wisdom to heart?

“5”  Steve Carell, 57; Steve Martin, 74; Steve Wozniak, 69: It takes no effort to stay current on topics that interest you; follow your curiosity.  To stay abreast of a loved one’s interests is an act of selflessness that will repay you.” Leo

Okay, is this the crux of my reticence to make a decision?  At some level asking myself once this is up and running what will it force me to become?  Don’t I already have a full plate?  Efficient systems. Yup, that’s the ticket!

“5”  Steve Greene, 34; Steve Guttenberg, 61:You might be able to handle more than you are.  You’ll need more efficient systems.  Ask around; knowledgeable friends will help you.”  Virgo

So one side of the indecision coin may be the stretch in handling more and the other really boils down to coach Kerr’s TauBit of wisdom — the story-telling part.

“5”  Steve Kerr, 54:There is a way of telling a story that’s accurate and encouraging, and a way that is accurate and deflating.  Try both privately and cheery-pick the public message.” Libra

Hey Howey, your Holiday Tau looks promising on such an unlucky day.  Waiting and processing are what I do well, as long as you aren’t giving me permission to procrastinate.

“4”  Steve Howey, 42:You don’t have to make a move or form a definitive opinion just yet.  There’s a lot of benefit from waiting, watching and processing.” Cancer

Again.  Why are the Holiday TauBits for you so deep? Wise as always, but I just can’t use it today.

“4”  Steve Aoki, 41: When you can’t figure out how to change your behavior or attitude, change your circumstances.” Sagittarius

Sorry, Steve I’ll have to pass for the same reason I excluded Zahn’s, only more so.

“2”  Steve Smith, 30: Don’t let little bothersome interferences deter you from progress. Perspectives of time will help you keep relationships in balance.” Gemini

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S3 E7 — Who Can Resist Ricky Gervais Calls in this Paradoxically Normal Year?

San Harris’ podcasts  act like gravity pulling me back into that original career.  He made me curious again about how the brain works, what the current neuroscience tells us and what it can’t and who is the “I” when “I” write this or that?  And, who can resist those calls he records with Ricky Gervais?

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

Hi and welcome to Sunday’s Episode 7 in Season 3 of  My Paradoxically Normal Year” on this 7th day of March 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 in Season Three, The Paradoxically Normal Year

S3 E6 — ; S3 E5Another Year Another Baby, Could Have Been Stevie like Stevie Nicks, but Noooooo!S3 E4What a Fool Believes She Sees; S3 E3A Pivot, a Miracle or Something Paradoxically Normal?; S3 E2Preview of the New Post Pandemic Season 

Related from Season Two, The Pandemic Year

S2 E7Smart Moves and Shifting Opportunities; S2 E6No We Don’t Share Your Precious Little Frickin’ Data; S2 E5Second Season Sneak Preview: My Pandemic Year’s Natural Experiment; S2 E4Sneak Preview: Day 4 of My Pandemic Year’s Natural Experiment; S2 E3Day 3 of My Pandemic Year Experiment; S2 E2New Season Preview: Rippling Effects, Implications and Consequences We Didn’t See Coming 

Related from Season One, The Normal Year

S1 E7 Day 7 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E6Day 6 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E5Day 5 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E4Day 4 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E3Day 3 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E2Day 2 of My 1-Year Experiment

“5”  Steve Zahn, 51: “Who you are in any given moment is ever only part of who you are. Celebrate or forgive yourself as necessary, though without giving too much weight to any single expression of you. We are all works in progress.” Scorpio

Evidence

Can you say I tried to tidy up a bit?  Just a TauBit?

Yes.  In my mind I’d been juggling chapter starts and stops for three different and yet interrelated publications. Last week I bit the bullet and began “Volume Two Manuscript,” “Volume Three Manuscript,” “Tau of Steves Manuscripts”.

Early in the morning when I shopped for the Holiday Tau I found this introduction as a nice theme for my day and what I’ve been musing about.  Here’s today’s intro I feel sums up my intentions and expectations:

Expectations are often met, which is why we have them in the first place. (T)hey are also often not met. Watch out for negative expectations based in fear of hurt or loss. Hidden in the subconscious dark, those expectations are dangerously powerful. Illuminated, they might be downright silly.

Silly.  

I expect that applies to how I feel about The Tau of Steves — My One Year Experiment.  But I recalled how I once followed John Lilly’s 8-step program when I transformed myself from a psychologist career trajectory to a career as an internal consultant, organizational learning, knowledge creation and innovation advisor. 

Subconscious. 

The recent San Harris podcasts have been acting like gravity pulling me back into that original career.  He made me curious again about how the brain works, what the current neuroscience tells us and what it can’t and who is the “I” when “I” write this or that?  And, who can resist those calls he records with Ricky Gervais?

Reality.

I feel less silly about tracking horoscopes as a natural experiment when I recall Lilly’s method for suspending any preconceived notions, going into new experiences with an open mind, recording what impressions and perceptions and feelings you encounter, and then later compare them to the consensual reality. 

How should I go about conducting this experiment?  Following his methodology, it’s all about the analytics as social media experts say.

I believe it opens the way for me to keep a straight face for launching my 1-year experiment.

“5”  Steve Zahn, 51: “Who you are in any given moment is ever only part of who you are. Celebrate or forgive yourself as necessary, though without giving too much weight to any single expression of you. We are all works in progress.” Scorpio

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

Maybe even more than today’s legitimate TauBit of Wisdom for Zahn, Winkler, Emma the Baroness and me, is Howey’s Holiday Tau.  His triggered a little memory to bubble up reminding me of a solution to silliness and fear of foolishness in John Lilly’s steps.  Thanks, Steve.

“5”  Steve Howey, 42:Instead of offering suggestions, be a model. Ideas, advice and semantics can always be debated, but a living, thriving example is a hard thing to argue with.” Cancer

As I researched how it’s okay to be introverted, the one major weakness we all share is feeling pressure to accept a social engagement we really, really don’t want to attend which will only drain our energy and is expected of us, so we don’t want to disappoint.  An introverted psychologist, Marti Olsen Laney, wrote about McQueen’s Holiday Tau in “The Introvert Advantage: How Quiet People Can Thrive in an Extrovert World.”

“5”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): There’s a way of saying no without disappointing anyone. Figure out what you’re willing to do and then emphasize that point as you get out of what you’re not willing to do.” Aries

The Tau for Smith and Nicks mirror meditative flows I’ve encountered leading to release of anxious thoughts.  Another? Just write them down and accept emerging solutions as you compose.

“5”  Steve Smith, 30, Stevie Nicks, 72: “To struggle against unwanted thoughts and emotions can sometimes exacerbate them. Other approaches to try include: leaning into them getting to the bottom of them or simply allowing for them.” Gemini

Should I or shouldn’t I?  My friend the social scientist frustrated with his friends who just don’t wear masks — the so-called Neanderthals, who by the way went extinct when they couldn’t or wouldn’t adapt to climate change (but that’s another story) offered to help like CM&W’s Holiday Tau suggests.

“5”  Steve Carell, 57; Steve Martin, 74; Steve Wozniak, 69: “Your success will depend on your choice of partner. Seek a troubleshooter with a different skillset from your own. Positive results come from anticipating the negative.” Leo

So, I guess it comes down self-respect vs. stealing Kerr’s Holiday Tau.  You’re right I wouldn’t dream of stealing his victory, but I’ll take his assist, since I can’t really use his 3-point shooting ability back in the day.

“3”  Steve Kerr, 54: To struggle with and overcome adversity is the cornerstone of self-respect. That victory is a prize you wouldn’t dream of stealing, nor would you want it stolen from you. There’s a fine line between assistance and robbery.” Libra

Okay, to me this seems like a sentiment that went out of fashion over the last four years of loyalty tests and zero-sum games.  Me, me, me.  I take it all and you get nothing and if you turn on me, I’ll hit back twice as hard.  To move past the feelings I’ll have to combine Nash’s TauBit with Smith and Nicks’

“4”  Steve Nash, 45:Life is not a competition to be won at the expense of others, though many seem to think so. Avoid them. You can wish them well as you move past, seeking interactions more nuanced, inclusive and evolved.” Aquarius

Thank you Jobs.  Yes, I’ve veered, but I’m practicing one little bit at a time to start and then add an iteration on top of that to course correct my neglected publishing nightmare of a pipeline.

“5” Steve Jobs, (1955 – 2011): “Perhaps you’ve veered from the aims you made at the start of the month, but your goals are still doable. A course correction now will fix it. Have an honest and practical talk with yourself.” Pisces

What’s Going On

Literally Bottled and Set Adrift from KnowWhere Atoll 

    • @KnowLabs suite of 36 digital magazines jumps from  7397 to 7455 this week organically grown followers

Foresight

Quality-of-Life 

Long-Form

    • “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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