Free Live Stream: The Texture of Time: Fractal Time and Astrological Cycles, Nov 3.

From the cycling cosmos overhead, to the ebb and flow of churning creeks, to sleeps, blinks, breaths, heartbeats, and fleeting thoughts, we exist amidst a vast range of timescales. We burn at a controlled 98 degrees Fahrenheit, an organized flow of energy, standing still in a moving stream. Here, we create time, with all its loops and twists, hurries and sighs, ploddings and alacrities, magic and misery. This lecture will wind a path through the realms of philosophy, modern physics, neurochemistry, and astrology, exploring what science can tell us about how time emerges through a consciousness in, and of, the cosmos. … More Free Live Stream: The Texture of Time: Fractal Time and Astrological Cycles, Nov 3.

Deepening Time

The direction of time is always in, in every direction. The past does not exist at some distant point on a timeline, it exists embedded inside each body. … More Deepening Time

Pink Noise Perfection and the Value of Slowness

It’s not about “raising your frequency,” but rather about getting all your frequencies to communicate, by harmonizing. By breaking “noise” down into its component waves, we can see specific relationships between frequencies, illustrating which timescales get prioritized and how well they integrate with other timescales. … More Pink Noise Perfection and the Value of Slowness

Counting by Heart: Deepening Sense of Belonging with Kleiber’s Law

When his dog passed away, a six-year-old reflected on why dogs live shorter lives than humans, “If we’re born to learn how to love all the time and dogs already know how to do that, then they don’t have to stay as long.” If love was counted in heartbeats, that kid was onto more than … More Counting by Heart: Deepening Sense of Belonging with Kleiber’s Law

Fractal Synchronicity and the Future of Time

Thanks Michael Garfield for having me on his podcast “Future Fossils,” for a wide ranging conversation about the nature of time! You can download the interview here. “This week’s guest is philosopher Kerri Welch, whose doctoral thesis from CIIS (and current book-in-progress) explore a fractal model of time. If you have ever wondered about time, … More Fractal Synchronicity and the Future of Time

Earth Centering

A squirrel chatters at me from the live oak’s branches behind me. A mourning dove coo’s from across Shoal creek, gurgling through a hand-built rock dam. A cardinal calls “pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty.” Other tweets and twitters, recognizable, but unnamed, join the chorus, as the rising sun’s beams glide down the rocky limestone ledge opposite me. My spot is noisier in the morning. All these beings have opinions for this essay. Normally, I come sit by this ribbon of water in the evening or afternoon, but I woke earlier than usual this morning. I knew I needed this place’s help to write about our relationship.

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Dopamine, ADHD, and Signal to Noise Ratio

Dopamine bumps the signal to noise ratio in the brain, increasing pattern recognition, even for things that may not be there, as in paranoid schizophrenia. Dopamine deficit lower the signal to noise ratio, making the signal difficult to distinguish from the background noise, and patterns harder to detect. With ADHD’s dopamine deficit, following one conversation or train of thought can prove tricky because all conversations or thoughts sound equally loud, making it hard to pick out a continuous stream, instead picking up bits and pieces from several different streams of conversation or thought. … More Dopamine, ADHD, and Signal to Noise Ratio