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Monthly Archives: July 2014

Escape Velocity: 14. Escape Velocity – Itself – Part 2 of 2

Sustainable Upward Momentum > Downward Gravitational Pull July 16, 1969 + 15 years – 2 days = My son Nico’s Birthday on July 14, 1984.  You can do the math; my son really did just turn 30.  And he thinks that makes HIM feel old! We’ll come back to Nico. Yes, the image above is […]

Escape Velocity: 14. Escape Velocity – Itself – Part 1 of 2

Once you’ve escaped you’re free.  If you do a Google image search on “Freedom” you find the image below, of a statue by that name, created by Zenos Frudakis. Freedom.  Escape.  Escape Velocity.  Your Dream.  Your Dream Come True.  There’s a flow there. We’ll return and complete our meditation on our core concept soon, but […]

Escape Velocity: 13. Distance

Distance.  From point A to point B there is always Distance, and we can always traverse that Distance with a Line.     I’ve suffered under the ever-challenging instruction of three great masters in my life so far: Freud, Nietzsche and Descartes.  They’ve each run around a decade or so of primary influence.  Euclid is […]

Escape Velocity: 12. Duration

Duration is a number that we use to measure the passing of time.  It is the ultimate example of the question: how much? I think I’ve already shared the fact that my favorite time question of all is: are we there yet?  It’s only a tiny addition of formality to reframe this question: how much […]

Escape Velocity: 11. Speed

Speed is a number, a ratio; the combination of distance traveled and time elapsed. To begin, let’s talk about the sound barrier, which is of course what is being broken above.  Here’s the wiki definition: “The speed of sound is the distance traveled per unit of time by a sound wave propagating through an elastic […]