“here is no way to escape the doing of our world, so what a warrior does is to turn his world into his hunting ground. As a hunter, a warrior knows that the world is made to be used. So he uses every bit of it. A warrior is like a pirate that has no qualms in taking and using anything he wants, except that a warrior doesn’t mind or he doesn’t feel insulted when he is used and taken himself.”
Carlos Castaneda

Journey to Ixtlan

The ‘Writing on the wall’ BS

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Nature seems to be taking it’s course. The beautiful thing is that it always does – we just don’t pay attention very well. I am not impressed with people who look back in a time of crisis and talk about ‘the writing on the wall’ – it was there for everyone to see. These people are parasites – and probably only feeding the next round of crisis. The writing is always on the wall – the question is what can we do to read it every living moment?

What is wrong with contemporary business models? What is wrong with financial institutions? What is the wrong with VC’s? Nothing and these are really uninteresting questions – because they make us look back at what has come and gone. How can business models be improved? How can financial institutions improve? How can VC’s improve? How can I as an individual improve? These are tough questions – not because of the answers – they are already ‘written on the wall’ (and have been for a long time) – but because of the level of commitment that is required to follow through with them.

These thoughts were provoked by:

breathe…

breathe…

breathe…

Exactly!

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Study Study Study

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I haven’t developed much in my technological career – because I don’t really have the patience for it. The reality of SweetClarity is drawing me back in – it seems like, for now, I need to get my hands back into development. I have solid foundations in software development, databases, methodology, etc. I have no practical experience developing web applications (though I did head a bold organizational .ASP project when the technology was questionable – this started sometime in 1999).

I’ve subscribed to Lynda – an online training service… Read More »

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All Along the Watchtower

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Bob Dylan wrote it, Jimi Hendrix did it and Dave Mathews Band blew it away. Though I did get to see them live in Lisbon-Portugal about a year ago, they didn’t perform this. They did go on and on exploding all over the stage for over 3 hours. That crowd must have been waiting for the band for years. The guys on stage, though well practiced in appearing before vastly larger audiences, were blown away by teh energy of the audience. The clip is 9 minutes (some of their live songs can go on for 15 minutes and more).

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More Inspiration

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The drawings are by Daphna Dor.

The metal shelves and holders by Eli Idelberg.

The colors on the walls selected by my dearest Andreea.

Shakuhachi on left shelf by Monty Levenson (the right one is waiting for another one).

Wish, holes in wall and electricity by yours truly.

There are many storied that lead up to this – but for now I am not inclined to recall and share them. Maybe because they have just begun…

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Sound Textures

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I am writing to share some more of my Shakuhachi playing experience thanks to Jon at Shingtesu Shakuhachi who was kind of to bring to my attention that other people may actually take an interest in this. So here goes… my playing around with the Shakuhachi continues and interesthing things are appearing. I am realizing different qualities and different aspects of the instrument and my relationship with it.

I can feel the air pressing against my finger tips. Sometimes it feels like this pressure and my response to it is where melodies are born. Read More »

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