δroplets Reflections and creations of an artist, engineer, and secular humanist

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Welcome

For over 20 years I have been wanting to create a mailing list and start regularlyOr at least semi-regularly. writing. By most measures, that is a sufficient "incubation periodConsider it analogous to a Tardigrade in the Tun state.
"The most remarkable feature of the tardigrades is their ability to withstand extremely low temperatures and desiccation (extreme drying). Under unfavourable conditions, they go into a state of suspended animation called the “tun” state—in which the body dries out and appears as a lifeless ball (or tun). In this state their metabolism may decline to as little as 0.01 percent of its normal rate. Tardigrades can survive as tuns for years, or even decades, to wait out dry conditions." Britannica
";  I have thus made a committment to start posting by the end of 2021 - come "hell or high waterGiven the current rate of global warming, this may not be just an expression..." as they say.

Topics will be diverse - as likely to address relationships, self-discovery, addictive behaviors, and mindfulness, as they will technology, STEAM education, exhibit design, and entrepreneurship

One certain-to-periodically-appear thread will be that of treating thoughts and feelings with equal respect, considering both first class citizens - and worthy of deep integration.  In that general spirit, I hope to be able to offer, at least sometimes, emotionally evocative visualizations of psychological and cognitive issuesThe bird video above is a simple, initial example of the kind of thing I mean..

What I will strive to include

  • Content
    • Beauty and Humor
    • Science, Art, Technology, Math, and Education
    • The Abstract and the Personal
    • The Theoretical and the Practical
    • Updates and Opportunities for Connection & Collaboration
    • Questions
  • Structure
    • Layered design such that you can see the topic(s) at-a-glance, note the main points in moments, and read the details if intrigued.

Signup

I would be honored to have you on my mailing list, so if what I say sounds (potentially) interesting, I encourage you to sign up by emailing <subscriptions (@) daviddurlach (dot) com> with "Please Subscribe MeEmail services need a formal record of acceptance, in order to prove I/they are not spamming." in the Subject line.

Notes:
  • You can of course unsubscribe at any time. (And regardless, it is extremely unlikely posting will be experienced as "too frequentProjecting forward from the last two decades, I think you can feel reasonably safe...".)
  • I am hoping, by increasing the size of my mailing list and thus being more readily able to visualize an audience, it will get me to actually start writing regularly. In other words, your signing up will help provide me the required "activation energy"In chemistry and physics, activation energy is the minimum amount of energy that must be provided to compounds to result in a chemical reaction." Wikipedia".  So potential thanks in advance.

David Durlach,   June, 2021