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Intertwingularity

On Monday, I came across a lovely new word: Intertwingularity — and even more beautiful, its verb form intertwingling. According to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intertwingularity [emphasis added]: “ Intertwingularity is a term coined by Ted Nelson to express the complexity of interrelations in human knowledge. Nelson wrote in Computer Lib/Dream Machines (Nelson 1974, p. DM45): “EVERYTHING IS DEEPLY INTERTWINGLED. … Continue reading

The Story Isn’t Finished

As you may have noticed in last week’s post, I delight in ambiguity & paradox and revel in the fact that we don’t know it “all” & can’t even assume that we know the full extent of what we don’t know! This must surely be part of my fascination with Trickster for he is paradox … Continue reading

The Joy of Perplexity

Andreas Weber’s essay https://www.humansandnature.org/skincentric-ecology, reminded me of the lichen chapter (“The Intimacy of Strangers”) in biologist Merlin Sheldrake’s amazing Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures (my favorite book of 2020!). This week, when I picked up Entangled Life to reread the part about lichen, I laughed to … Continue reading