November 6th, 2012

mind, synapse, only connect

Connections and Distractions

It's Election Day in the USA. Please vote if you're so qualified. As for me, I have voted, and I've got three very busy days ahead of me: today I have errands, therapy, a dental appointment in the city, and all on a few hours of sleep. Tomorrow I'm preparing for a trip to LA, which entails getting my oil changed, clearing out the car, packing things, and still more laundry (I did five loads yesterday and one already today). And Thursday I'll be on the road. So if the news is bad, I have things to distract me.

Here are some things to distract you.

Great interview with neurologist Dr. Oliver Sacks on hallucinations, his own brain quirks, W.H. Auden, and aging.

Retrocausality experiments coming soon. In the words of Jackson Browne, "The future's there for anyone to change. Still you know it seems it would be easier sometimes to change the past."

And speaking of complicated cause and effect: we're hooked on Once Upon a Time. We're watching the first season on streaming Netflix. Although we're only half a dozen episodes in, we are solidly addicted. Anybody else have that as a fandom? There are so many things I want to talk about.

What are you up to?

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