Monthly Archives: June 2011

Hitting-the-Line Interruptions

This one is dangerous, hard to tell. I love my girlfriend, need her, need her desperately; yet I still need my own integrity, my lifelong devotion to my grail, whatever the cost: the more so since I’ve already sacrificed my … Continue reading

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Backgammon

/ Games / I’ve loved backgammon since my girlfriend Martha taught it to me in 1974. I have lots of backgammon stories to tell: I don’t think any of them were previously told at the censored pk domains: all fresh … Continue reading

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InsTic

InsTic combines Institutions and CriTic: Institutions CriTic. Ivan Illich was the great critic of institutions: a successor of Jesus himself both a genius and a saint. I am Illich’s associate and disciple, myself having elements of genius and saintliness. We … Continue reading

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Jail

Societies claim a purpose when they argue to establish an institution by budgeting it. The purpose of jail is to restrain the murderer, the rapist, the reckless sociopath. Republics say they want citizens to be free, but they want Genghis … Continue reading

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University

Institutions: The substance erodes, the pretense remains. Humans are posers: predators, sneaking up: the hunter pretends to be a bush; the con man pretends to be an investment opportunity; the suitor pretends to be loving, loyal, honorable; the suited pretends … Continue reading

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Municipal Light

Recreating (and advancing) pk’s censored domains: Knatz.com / Teaching / Society / Social Order / Institutions / 2006 09 06 Municipal Light Gregory Bateson taught that misinformation can delay, perhaps cancel, learning. If you left your glasses somewhere in the … Continue reading

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Government a Symptom

Government is a symptom of overpopulation. Watch out for the post hoc ergo propter hoc fallacy, but pk says further that government then causes additional overpopulation. It’s only slightly a chicken and egg problem. First there’s population, then there’s overpopulation. … Continue reading

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