Tao and words
The purpose of words is to convey ideas. When the ideas are grasped, the words are forgotten.
Where can I find a man who has forgotten words? He is the one I would like to talk to.
The Way of Chuang Tzu
The banner photoLooking north: Chesterman Beach, Tofino, BC. See Storm watching.
Tagsalphabet Apple architecture art bit.ly bitly Bodhidharma Calepino crowdsourced fountain pens frog Griffin & Sabine iMandalArt iPad Japanese garden Jobs koan MandalArt meditation Moleskine moment notebooks now ocean Pacific paper photography poetry pond present science storm stylus Tao Tarrant technology Tofino typography URL shortener water weather web wedding words Zen
Travel and wisdom
It is experience that is the ultimate teacher. That is why wise people travel constantly and test themselves against the flux of circumstance.
A Random Quote/Thought
"I'll check the basement."
"There is no basement."
"Well, then, my work is done."
Tag Archives: Griffin & Sabine
While I was doing some Spring Webcleaning a year ago, I coincidentally received a phone call from Nick Bantock about my long-moribund fan pages on his Griffin & Sabine trilogy. As I subsequently cleaned up the link rot in Where in the World are Griffin & Sabine?, I was briefly re-immersed in the tactile pleasures of the letters-in-envelopes motif that made the trilogy such a novelty.
Web nostalgia is sweeping over me.
As I described in the previous post, Zen and the Art of Instellar Immanence, I recently chanced upon a link to one of my old Web essays from 1995 that had been mirrored on another site. Turns out it still is! I had moved it from my academic host to a personal domain last year, but had never put it back in circulation, so to speak. Having discovered that it was indeed very much alive, I spent an evening cleaning up the link rot and tweaking the layout. If I wanted it to be presentable, I would have to make it so myself.
Hardly was that done, when the phone rang, and it was Nick Bantock, author of the early-1990s best-selling Griffin & Sabine trilogy: Did I still have the Web pages that I had created about the trilogy in that long-ago era?… Yes, as a matter of fact I did, on that same commercial server…. There was more in this vein of reminiscing, until he mentioned that: