V. Love and Laughter out West
Writing this from the Kearney Mesa Volkswagen dealership in San Diego as Tuomas buys a car.
On Monday I am flying to Tokyo, visiting Dairik (Tea Master) in Kyoto, then Taipei where I await my friends. If you or anyone you know is in Tokyo/Taipei, I would love to meet them!
I have stayed for the past two months with generous friends in San Francisco. Pitching tents in a San Luis Obispo parking lot (in between the RVs), slightly out of time with my left hand piano walking bass, reading the 10K of an aluminum supply chain company.
Oddly not in the mood for writing, so I will mostly use pictures.
I made some art
Like, the kind you touch with your hands
Uploaded a conversation some friends and I had in Montreal with Dairik Amae, a Tea Master, about the nature of meditative practice, fishing, and why you should burn down Japanese temples. (audio, transcript)
Created a low quality 40 min lecture reviewing basic linear algebra— Speedrunning Linear Algebra: A Geometric Perspective.
Upcoming conversation: Tuomas and I talk about our initial love for and ultimate disappointment with decision theory. (Stay tuned)
Music makes me marvel
In the countryside of Austria, I made my Jazz trio debut…
One practice take
Co-wrote two songs (still mixing) and have snippets for a couple more.
Oh yeah Burning Man was disturbingly good
I’ve never been so inspired by art. There was literally too much to see.
Can’t quite articulate how Burning Man changed my brain. Something to do with the importance of ritual creation and participation, love of music and art, deep trust in my response to life unfurling, wisdom is remaining at ease in the face of chaos, lust as beautiful/source of inspiration/necessity for compassion
USA, Brazil, USA, Canada, UK, Austria, Germany
> USA (San Diego)
Japan (Tokyo, Kyoto)
New Zealand (Auckland)
USA (Boston ?)
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