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“You’re a parasite!”

A frequently used example for mutualism is the aphid/ant pairing, whereby ants protect aphids, which in turn are “milked” for their sweet… Juice? Milk? Ooze? (Excrement, actually.) Another symbiotic relationship are leafcutter ants ‘farming’ a fungus that feeds off their…

Using a Language as an Evil Shade

An article’s title in the NYT’s Science section proclaims: “[the] Debut of Atlas May Foreshadow Age of ‘Robo Sapiens’.” It’s one thing for the head of a company trying to create truck-loading robots to say  that “…A new species, Robo sapiens,…

Artwork…

I do more than write, but don’t have my other site up and ready to sell ceramic artwork. Note to self: create the marketing and sales collateral before telling people about your wares.

Fractal Lists of Things to Do

I’m drowning under the increasing lists of things to do. To-do items are fractal: each produces subordinate or successor objects, each demanding its time slot, its focus, its ramp-up and ramp-down resources and time. Apparently it’s good for the writing…