Ron Scroggin

A View from the Sun: #2 Sundragon

sundragon R

Today’s Earth ephemeris, observed from the Sun –  R.A. 10 00 44.66   DEC +12 09 47.7   delta 0.98811247492631   deldot 0.3489373  S-O-T 0.0000   S-T-O 0.0058   ICRF/J2000.0 My purpose in living in this house on the Sun is to enjoy the experience, and to learn how to develop rapid and deep change. My existence here — my house, my body, and the local Solar […]

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A view from the Sun: #1 My house on the Sun


From my house on the sun I see solar vistas unfolding, with churning prominences, graceful filaments, erupting flares and soaring ejections, arrayed in a vast energy landscape. The nuclear molecules of my house, my body, and the entire plasma ecology are refreshed constantly and rapidly, assuming the forms and motions I intend. From here I […]

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In a Wild Garden: Convivial Equipoise


The online Conversation Community is loosely organized in its configuration and content, more like a wild garden than are cultivated special interest communities in fields like the arts, philosophy and science, and in educational, professional and business organizations. It is a hotbed of group generative processes: on Facebook, and on Google+ One of the community’s […]

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Confluence: a high-flying conversation about the power of art and artifacts in a network

Confluence Journey rs

We saw a new world below us. Our thoughts, feelings and intentions were projected on its surface in multicolor array, as if land masses, seas, inlets, peninsulas, islands, mountains, valleys, rivers, lakes and tributaries constituted a geography of human meaning. We were flying high above this unexplored terrain in the metaphorical Feynman transliminal transport vehicle, […]

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Crystal ball Nepal: How do we design the future?

Nepal culture by altitude

The current tension between the world’s momentum and its inertia is playing itself out in Nepal’s ancient cultural landscape, revealed in interacting social, economic and geographical forms, which include some of the worlds lowest, and its highest features. What is happening in the world is happening in Nepal. Small in geographical area, Nepal’s spectacular landscape […]

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Social experiment: Alice’s guitar lesson

SoX - Alice's guitar lesson

[This fictionalized real-life guitar lesson was also an experiment in enacting scenius — group/scene genius. Following the story of the lesson is the story of the scenius module that helped generate it. The story has already begun and is now addressing Alice:] Alice, these guitar lessons, and our conversations on many topics, benefit me in […]

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Not like school

After too many years, students are still telling me about not learning in school, about didactic presentation and rote learning. They do not like it. They are tuning out and have been doing so for years. After each gatekeeping test everybody just wants to forget the pointless torture and move on, remembering little of the […]

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The trick is to leap: enacting change

Klein Acosta

Walking a grid on the endless surface of a Klein bottle, an expedition team emerging from the inside (as from the top opening in the diagram), would gradually begin to see the outside of the bottle, realizing with each step, a new horizon of what had been otherness, until the edgeland is traversed and the […]

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Mysteries of the Ç®¥§†åÏ Çå√∑


Oenfi, who had waited in the cave for 3 billion turns around the Sun, since before Sagarmatha (Chomolungma, Mt Everest), before Gondwana, before Pangaea, Pannotia, Rodinia, and other great landmasses — who had since the time of Ur, waited — Oenfi.. waited. It was necessary to wait because that is how long it takes to […]

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