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The creatures of my alien planet Junction and how to turn speculative biology into a story. Here is the presentation Many thanks to Charlotte Bowman, Henry Thomas, and everyone at Specposium
Part 1 of the inspirational story Paul Venet told to the volunteers in our program to teach English to Ukrainian Refugees in Bulgaria. Thank you to the volunteers and Fulbright Bulgaria. If you would like to volunteer to teach English … Continue reading
Paul and Dan on The Book of Joy (by the Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, and Douglas Abrams) We talk about my cancer, faith as foundational to hope and hoping for faith, Paul and my different religious backgrounds, faith as a … Continue reading
Paul and Dan on Atlantis (by Carlo and Renzo Piano). We talk about architecture, beauty and goodness, optimism and pessimism, civil society, not being cool, and conversation in general.
Paul and Dan on Deep Work (by Cal Newport). I push back and say what I like about Deep Work. We discuss being driven to distraction, unplugging, lentil soup with spearmint (it’s just not for me), and the difference between … Continue reading
Paul and Dan on Deep Work (by Cal Newport). We discuss Books of Hours and manga, the law librarian, being part of a community, Dan’s communication class, hitting your thumb with a hammer, and horses in New York.
Paul and Dan on Deep Work (by Cal Newport). We discuss negative reviews, St. Augustine’s “Tolle Lege” moment, Ric Furrer’s Viking sword forging, the Monastic Practice, and solitude. Stay tuned for Dan’s rebuttal next week.
This is the video of the specbio panel I moderated last year at Flights of Foundry. I’m a little slow getting started, but my guests had some excellent things to say, so please skip ahead a few minutes and hear … Continue reading
This is part 1 of a speculative biology workshop I gave to Amber Royer’s Saturday Nite Write group. We had a great time with the first exercise: what would a mouse look like if it was the size of an … Continue reading