magic alphabet untwisted

Now that we’ve gotten the magic alphabet untwisted, we can move on. The e-book entitled “Summon The Magic: How To Use Your Mind….” now sits poised to move into the 12th chapter “On Mentors, Coaches and Warriors”, and then the 13th chapter “On Teams”.   Tab L (Mentors, Coaches & Warriors)     This chapter focuses … Continue reading magic alphabet untwisted


metempsychotic legerdemain [&&]{**}[##] [&&]{**}[##] Gordon Ramsay Eggs Baked in Hash Browns  [&&]{**}[##] StormCloudsGathering The United States and the global status quo are rapidly approaching a breaking point. Viewed from the scale of history we’re milliseconds away. [&&]{**}[##]  [&&]{**}[##] After I finish the book I’m working on, which should occupy … Continue reading legerdemain

who’s way

who’s way  via  [&&]{**}[##] music: [&&]{**}[##] “… If the individual can be led to believe he must … see his future as a battening down of all hatches and inner resources, as a boarding up of all his windows of perception, as a shrinking back into a cellar of waiting and bare … Continue reading who’s way

going deep

going deep The aforementioned book “Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World” by Cal Newport was correctly assumed to be an update in a modernized high-tech world (maybe I should call it an upgrade, or version 2.45, of my e-book “Summon The Magic: How To Use Your Mind …” ). Newport’s effort is not … Continue reading going deep

life work

life work Income, jobs, self-expression, entrepreneurship, the economy (or what of it is available to people like you and me), creeping expenses, the shimmering mirage of globalization, debt, health care expenses, and familial obligation have been on my mind a lot lately. I suspect it’s been on a lot of minds. music:   … Continue reading life work

bipedal sentient Petri

bipedal sentient Petri Long-time readers of BoyDownTheLane know that I am deeply interested in the capacities and capabilities of the human mind. This is reflected in my e-book “Summon The Magic” and the fact that I retain and continue to delve into many of the ideas and texts it describes.  Certainly meditation is on the … Continue reading bipedal sentient Petri


 competence “Practice, particularly practice that involves Samadhi  states, is often characterized by ritual. Ritual is a form of galumphing , in which a special ornament or elaborationmarks otherwise ordinary activity, rendering it separate and intensified, even sacred. This dawned on me one day when I was first given the opportunity to play on a Stradivarius. … Continue reading competence

future intelligence

future intelligence Children Inherit Their Intelligence from Their Mother Not Their Father October 7th, 2016 by Kevin Via: Independent: [link has the full article and a video] A mother’s genetics determines how clever her children are, according to researchers, and the father makes no difference. Women are more likely to transmit intelligence genes to their … Continue reading future intelligence

New England Potpourri

New England Potpourri There has been a lot of national attention and upheaval with regard to race relations, showing itself in externally-engineered confrontations, riots, police encounters and violence, and political gnashing of words and minds.  These twin articles — selected from the weekly newsletter from “Brain Pickings” — lend a good deal of insight. [I urge your … Continue reading New England Potpourri