Ignorance and stupidity

Ignorance is relative. Stupidity is absolute. Ignorance we can correct with knowledge, experience, words. We can play with ignorance as we play with matter, sculpt it as we sculpt societies and identities. Through the scientific method we chop away at our ignorance; but stupidity remains and sustains this chopping away. Through religious practice we elevate…

Iguazu

Vicky and I went to the Falls of Iguazu yesterday. It’s a hell of a sight. The way the water moves over itself in a rush to tumble over the precipice is something I’m not sure I’ll be able to forget. While it’s impossible capture the peculiar effect on camera, I still took some pictures. Here’s one: Staring…

The blip

I’m spending a lot of time in the sun these days. I read and get a tan. Sometimes I don’t even read. I just lie in the sun and do very little. Buenos Aires is really hot at the moment. Hot, humid, and just a little insane. A couple of weeks ago, we were at…

To-see

To see the mind minding in real time. To see clinging in all its subtle disguises, including the “having-seen-through-clinging” that can reinforce clinging. To see the limitations of insight; to see insight as phenomenon. To see the limit of limits; to witness the clinging in the search for limits. To see the necessity and futility…

Real books!

The new imprint we launched last year after everyone left Zero Books, which we’re calling Repeater, is finally ready to start releasing its first titles. In January, we’ll be publishing Dawn Foster’s Lean Out — a pretty fierce, punchy and to-the-point answer to Sheryl Sandberg’s business bestseller Lean In— and MKL Murphy’s The Isle of Minimus, which I can’t…