Adam Blatner

Words and Images from the Mind of Adam Blatner

April, 2015

There’s More

Yes, there is more to this existence that what we see. We discovered stars and galaxies way beyond what was visible, and a micro world and a world of atoms and sub-atomic particles below that. Centuries earlier we discovered whole worlds of people and lands that the Euro-centric world hadn’t known about. Now I’m daring […]

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Nibbling At the Ineffable

There are Hindu legend that use the word “kalpa,” which refers to the time it takes for a universe to form. So, alluding to this myth, I envision a tiny bird pecking at a granite mountain, getting a few molecules of that mountain. The meta-cosmos is the great universe that includes the 3-D cosmos plus […]

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Talent

I just met a neighbor whose grandson is prodigiously talented at picking up music and playing it on his clarinet—which he just learned a few months ago. Another friend of ours used to be a ballet and modern dancer who just picked up steps when they were shown to her. Right brain stuff. Didn’t know […]

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Whassup in Spring, 2015

This is an autobiographical note. It occurred to me to email friends and suggest that they pick up on my blog, starting with this. I’m having having cataracts removed and lens replaced! This used to be a grueling procedure, having to lay still face down for days, maybe over a week at a time—that what […]

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Really, Really Like

There are tons of things I don’t care for that much. Meh. Some stuff I prefer not to encounter, engage, hear, go to. I don’t need to put them down, but they’re just so not my cup of tea. And then there are things I sort of like. And things I really like. But what’s […]

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In-Between Dream Songs

We finished our spring concert of the Sun City Singers, and the songs keep running through my mind. This happens: By about three weeks before a concert to about three weeks after, the songs become invasive, filling the time between dreams. I’ve been in this singers’ chorus for over 18 years and three times a […]

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God-Playing: Can you DO that?

Well, you can’t pretend to yourself that you really are God. It’s taboo! Don’t even think of doing that!  Indeed, there is a whole category of things you may not do. It’s all mixed in with what we don’t know how to do and what we believe that there’s no way of doing. "Whoa! Can […]

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Communications

I like this cartoon because it illustrates the prevalence of non-communication in people who sincerely believe they communicate fine, about everything. They dissociate what is a hidden assumption so they don’t even know they’re not communicating.

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Before Cell Phones

Stephan Pastis, who draws the “Pearls Before Swine” cartoon strip, did one lately that touched my sense of growing older. Says it all, doesn’ it?

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