Hey, Mom! The Explanation.

Here's the permanent dedicated link to my first Hey, Mom! post and the explanation of the feature it contains.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Hey, Mom! Talking to My Mother #717 - Ideas Can Change the World - AEON MAGAZINE


Hey, Mom! Talking to My Mother #717 - Ideas Can Change the World - AEON MAGAZINE

Hi Mom,

I love ideas.

I love to immerse myself in ideas.

I am sad that I will no longer be teaching the college reading course at WMU because I always preached to the students that I was "immersing you in the world of ideas."

The world of ideas is a powerful thing; it's powerful place in which to center one's self.

And so, Aeon magazine's fund raising drive caught my eye when it used the phrase "Ideas can change the world" in its donation drive mailer.

Then, the next bit came through via Warren Ellis in his Orbital Operations newsletter from 1706.18.

http://createsend.com/t/d-246490AF4EB93213


Check that link. :-)

So this bit...


I took a picture of the bit rather than copying and pasting it. It's written by Warren Ellis, so the first person is the author, Mr. Warren Ellis, the writer, a Brit, living in the Thames Delta, not the musician who works with Nick Cave.

Ideas are revolution.

Notice what I did there.

Some would say that "ideas are revolutionary."

But how about IDEAS ARE REVOLUTION.

Especially today, when a "meme" has taken on a whole new meaning with the Internet, and the idea of "viral" spread of an idea has taken on a multitude of meanings in our modern digital age of apps and social media and Internet 9.99 or whatever it is.

Then, with that idea in mind (the one that ideas are revolution), look at Warren's comments again. These comments fit well to describe how ideas are revolution. As an instance of revolution, an idea is a disruption that continues to disrupt as it evolves and revolves and grows in force. And the process comes full circle when the force of disruption itself is then disrupted. What was revolution becomes the establishment and is then subject to more revolution.

Aeon is a force for revolution.

It's a force for ideas and how they change the world. This is its first and number one mission.

So, I donated money to Aeon because not only do I subscribe to its newsletter, but I have re-posted some of the articles from Aeon here on my blog, which, strictly speaking is not kosher. Given that my blog has such a small readership, such as just you, Mom, and maybe a few others, and I do not have any revenue-making machinery attached to this site, then I doubt that Aeon would really complain about my sharing of the work since I give ample, clear, and obvious credit to both Aeon and the author of whatever piece it is that I want to share. But, probably, if keeping with the best definition of the law, I should not share. So I gave money to assuage my guilt somewhat despite my cumbersome justifications (rationalizations?) about re-use.

I love Aeon's mission.

I love Aeon's content.

Here's some statements of its mission -- ideas can change the world -- and one of its recent newsletters, which shows its content.

Read on.

Immerse yourself in the world of ideas.

Revolution can happen.






1. Ideas can change the world



5 reasons to support our donation drive
1. Ideas can change the world
Photo by Martine Franck/Magnum
2. Where else would you find stories like this?
Illustration by Paul Blow
3. Millions flock to our Ideas every month... they’re free for anyone to republish
Video by Dennis Hlynsky
4. We’re a place to enjoy fine thinking
Illustration by Ryan McAmis 
5. We do it for love... we’re a charity not a business
Photo by Kenzo Tribouillard/Getty
We rely on the generous support of our dedicated readers. Donations made by US taxpayers are now tax deductible
You have received this email because you signed up to the Aeon newsletter list. © Aeon Media Group Ltd 2017. Level 5, 100 Flinders Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia.



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Essay / Gender & Sexuality
The orgasm cure
Peter von Ziegesar
Idea / Ethics
Is it moral to respect the wishes of the dead, above the living?
Barry Lam
Video / Physics
The mathematics of music means piano strings can never be in perfect harmony
4 minutes
Essay / Computing & Artificial Intelligence
fAIth
Beth Singler
Essay / Cognition & Intelligence 
Had a good think lately?
André Spicer
Idea / Physics
The idea of creating a new universe in the lab is no joke
Zeeya Merali
Video / Love & Friendship
From a 77-year relationship to a first date – a brisk, cheery survey of love
3 minutes
Essay / Bioethics
Which lives matter most?
Dominic Wilkinson & Keyur Doolabh
Idea / History
The strange story of inventing the ‘bastard’ in medieval Europe
Sara McDougall
Video / Meaning & the Good Life
Late in life, Fred finds joy – and a ‘rhythm in all things’ – through tap dance
6 minutes
Idea / Medical Ethics
White coats and mild manners: how to style a good doctor
Jessica Baron
Video / Travel
Castles, croquet and kilts: on the tour bus from China through the photo ops of Britain
10 minutes
You have received this email because you signed up to the Aeon newsletter list. © Aeon Media Group Ltd 2017. Level 5, 100 Flinders Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia.


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Reflect and connect.

Have someone give you a kiss, and tell you that I love you.

I miss you so very much, Mom.

Talk to you tomorrow, Mom.

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- Days ago = 719 days ago

- Bloggery committed by chris tower - 1706.23 - 10:10

NOTE on time: When I post late, I had been posting at 7:10 a.m. because Google is on Pacific Time, and so this is really 10:10 EDT. However, it still shows up on the blog in Pacific time. So, I am going to start posting at 10:10 a.m. Pacific time, intending this to be 10:10 Eastern time. I know this only matters to me, and to you, Mom. But I am not going back and changing all the 7:10 a.m. times. But I will run this note for a while. Mom, you know that I am posting at 10:10 a.m. often because this is the time of your death.
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