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Oct.18.2012
RUPERT GILES: It’s the end of the world. SCOOBY GANG (in unison): Again??!! Pat and I dearly loved the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. For one thing, we could relate to the show’s perpetual threat of apocalypse. Just about every other week, poor Buffy had to wrangle the demon hordes of...
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Oct.06.2012
  By the time we’d published a few issues of The Jamais Vu Papers newsletter, we’d talked with several brilliant and open-minded people, posing nosy questions about the nature of reality, Story, and just what we think we’re doing in this tangle of phenomena that we call a universe. Then an...
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Oct.05.2012
Our guest blog on writing collaboratively is up on Blogging Authors here.
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Oct.05.2012
  Find it here. You can now order the paperback from Amazon, other internet sites, or your favorite bookstore.
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Sep.27.2012
  As we reported in our post of 9/10, the storyline we set up for The Jamais Vu Papers newsletter required a psychiatrist named Hector Glasco to bring his jaded celebrity patient, whom he referred to as Hilary, to a condition of wonder, to a state of jamais vu. At the time, we were...
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Sep.19.2012
  Even while we wrote about Story for PragMagic, we were living it for our newsletter, The Jamais Vu Papers. Updating material from Brain/Mind Bulletin for PragMagic put us in touch with fascinating people. We began to contact some of them along with friends about appearing in the newsletter...
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Sep.10.2012
1987—Los Angeles, before PragMagic      We lived in a little house at the base of Mount Washington; at the top was perched the Self-Realization Fellowship. Its gardens are lovely, tranquil, and open to all. We loved to walk up there to retreat from that intense city,...
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Sep.04.2012
    1986—Pat     An ending. Three years of fun with literature and film and artworks and the writings of physicists, of making art and winning a couple of awards, of piecing thoughts together on paper, left me with a PhD in Art Theory and Criticism from the...
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Aug.30.2012
We have great news. Our forthcoming novel, Mayan Interface, has won the Silver Medal in the Adventure Fiction category of the 2021 Living Now Book Awards. Here’s a thought from the founders of the awards:  “Books are an important tool for gaining knowledge about life-improvement goals, and...
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Aug.21.2012
  Neofoxes may actually said to be specialists in one thing: Story. Telling, hearing, finding, living … Story. The first book we worked on together was PragMagic (Pocket Books, 1991). We distilled a decade of reporting that had appeared in Marilyn Ferguson’s Brain/Mind Bulletin, a newsletter...
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Aug.14.2012
  Mutant Foxes are shallow. Or so you’ve likely heard. It’s not a flattering generalization, and I wish people would stop spreading it around. But like most stereotypical notions, it has some basis in fact. As neofoxes hop about the cultural landscape, across all areas of speculation,...
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Aug.08.2012
  New blog post up, new pages, lots of free downloads, and we're even starting to tweet - here … Pat and I really need to get down to business. As independent publishers we’ve got eleven books in print, and it’s time to start making money off them. A friend of ours, John J. Walters, was kind...
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Aug.06.2012
  Mutant Foxes Aug1 “The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing.” This aphorism by the ancient Greek poet Archilochus got quite a bit of currency during the last century. A lot of people asked whether, in the world of ideas, it was better to be a fox than a...
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Mar.01.2012
Message: Creativity (written inside: Creativity means expressing what you don’t know.)
Every now and then I need to get nonverbal, so I return to visual art. A year or so ago, words began to sneak into the visual as “messages” written on handmade paper and wrapped up with other materials. This little piece was recently accepted into a juried show at an NC gallery. "Message:...
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Jan.19.2012
I put this up as a comment on the blog about self-reinvention. But that was an older blog, so I decided it might best go here. Is self-reinvention really planned? Does it happen the way you plan it? (Does life?) Creative experience is about finding out something. Being open to that leaves one...
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