Three Gray Lines

Companies and capital operate internationally, often beyond the economic reach of any particular nation-state. People are pretty global , too, living lives that freely cross national borders Chrystia Freeland It is a  strange pastime, but  I’ve been looking at nautical charts lately. They are full of cryptic symbols and squiggly lines, all of which haveContinue reading “Three Gray Lines”

Roar

Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after. Henry David Thoreau Back in the eighties when Tommy worked on the docks and Gina was working the diner all day , Joe the anonymous aquarium enthusiast was importing Indonesian lionfish. In a copycat reenactment of innocentContinue reading “Roar”

Social Distancing

The reason that fish form schools, birds form flocks, and bees form swarms is that they are smarter together than they would be apart. They don’t take a vote; they don’t take a poll: they form a system. They are all interactive and make a decision together in real time. Louis B. Rosenberg I thinkContinue reading “Social Distancing”