From Slate: Great photos of old SF by Fred Lyon http://www.slate.com/blogs/behold/2014/10/13/fred_lyon_photographs_san_francisco_in_his_book_san_francisco_portrait_of.html?wpsrc=fol_tw
Productivity Is The Enemy of Creativity | A Contrarian’s Guide
Everyday you go to the same place to work, in the same environment. You see the same people and you are surrounded by the same sensory inputs (beige). And you usually have to solve the same, or similar, problem over and over again. Your company makes most of its money selling the latest version, of the same product, to the same set of customers. Yet when those same things don’t bring in the same results, you’re expected to come up with new ideas. How are you supposed to come up with new “creative” ideas when you see the same people, in the same buildings, after driving the same route to work, sitting at the same desk, or in the same generic conference rooms? Our brains don’t work that way.
I don’t know what happened to the Future. It’s as if we lost our ability, or our will, to envision anything beyond the next hundred years or so, as if we lacked the fundamental faith that there will in fact be any future at all beyond that not-too- distant date. Or maybe we stopped talking about the Future around the time that, with its microchips and its twenty-four-hour news cycles, it arrived. —
Michael Chabon, The Omega Glory
Futurelessness is an attribute of the postnormal era. We are confronted with so much fog — from a cascade of ambiguities, the dissolution of institutions and the collapse of solidarity, and the growing complexities of an incestuously interconnected world — that we are blocked from envisioning some extrapolated arc of history over the event horizon. And there is so much appearing and smacking us in the face everyday, it’s as if the present has been colonized by the future. As William S. Burroughs put it,
When you cut into the present the future leaks out.
Santa Fe, NM isn’t just about the galleries, if you venture off into some of the neighborhoods and hillsides, you find all kinds of textures and color, and maybe even a vintage car you’ve never seen before…
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“The mountains are calling and I must go.” ― John Muir
Felix and The King’s Court. Mutual respect.
Cool moment at the ballpark today
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