Clans and Brand

There are several clans, but what am I talking about when I say this?! In my head, clans are akin to Brands. Both were initially, an idea which became codified through group acceptance of certain routines or behaviors. We perform them daily until we do them without thought. After many…

Making associations in compressing myTime

It's cloudy in Los Angeles at the beginning of 2015, the Future Today. Opening scene is of dystopic LA. We're in our flying car approaching some behemoth structure. Obviously, it's Blade Runner, loosely based on Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheeps, and nothing like the real future of 2015. I'm…

more Origins, Singularity and dad

After an early lunch, I sit with my Dad as he falls asleep watching ESPN. My mind wanders again, and I return to geometry, singularities, and origins. I don't really wonder about my origin, where I come from, because I know already. He's sitting there asleep, and the other half…

Dad, calories & Food Space

I'm having lunch with my Dad today. We'll bring some high-caloric content food. These are the types of food we crave because in a not so distant past, we struggled to even get enough calories to survive. We've been hard-wired for tens of thousands of years to seek IN-N-OUT Burgers…

Dad, Geometry & Space-time

We're at that age aren't we? Our grandparents are gone. My maternal grandmother was the only grandparent I knew, and she died when I first started graduate school. Now we're losing parents or watching the onset of "mild cognitive decline". My father taught high school math in Vietnam. In the…

Searching for old names & stories

If you do a Google search for David and ..., you'll find the most frequent hits. The optimized search pops up David and Goliath, David and Bathsheba and Dave & Buster's as a top three. Two mythical-biblical stories and a entertainment-restaurant chain. But in my head, it's all branding. A unique…