Openness is Next to Godliness

“The real voyage of discovery consists, not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”  -   Marcel Proust “Man cannot discover new oceans, unless Continue Reading

Not Such a Crazy Idea

"Great wits are sure to madness near allied.  And thin partitions do their bounds divide."  - John Dryden My mother often used to tell me Continue Reading

Virtual Lives

“A purely disembodied human emotion is a nonentity.”  - William James With advances in virtual reality, and more recently augmented reality, gamers are increasingly excited Continue Reading

How to Get More From Less

"Entities should not be multiplied beyond necessity." - William of Occam "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler." - Albert Einstein Continue Reading

Only connect

"Only connect!"  - E.M. Forster Matt Ridley has written a great piece in the Wall Street Journal (thanks to @allinthemind for pointing me to the Continue Reading

I know what I like ….

“The fixity of a habit is generally in direct proportion to its absurdity.”  -  Marcel Proust Emotions are at the heart of decision making, and Continue Reading

In Search of Lost Memory

“The imagination is a necessary ingredient of perception itself.”  - Immanuel Kant “A man hears what he wants to hear, and disregards the rest.”  - Continue Reading

Experience is much more than you Perceive

“The eye is not enough.  One needs to think as well.”  - Paul Cezanne “As the brain-changes are continuous, so do all these consciousnesses melt Continue Reading

Creative Connections

“Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.”  - William Plomer “Creativity generally involves crossing the boundaries of domains.”  - Mihalyi Csikszentmihalyi It is Continue Reading