adding page while this is being shared..

we need to stop sanitizing everything and let bacteria back in our lives:

bringing back recollections of Gerald’s book (i read in 2011?) – adding in links/notes:

pointillism and paradox

Paul Hawken, in Blessed Unrest, recommends Faith, Madness and Spontaneous Human Combustion, by Gerald Cgoallahan. I snagged up the book for 2 reasons,


  1. the basis of the book, immunology seemed intriguing to a mindset of being yourself – ie: Gerald talks of your immune system’s job being to determine what is you and what is not you
  2. Gerald is a professor at CSU, 30 min away from me.

One idea of great interest after reading the book is Gerald’s explanations of and references to pointillist art – the art made up of dots..and when you zoom out far enough.. the dots blend together and you see an image.


In John Hagel’s latest post – Resolving the Trust Paradox – he talks about his liking of a paradox. of looking at opposites, seeming contradictions. In an earlier post, John talks about the calm some get, even though, and perhaps especially when, they are on the edge.

Gerald’s pointillist art and Hagel’s paradoxes seem quite similar. They both afford an opportunity of calm. They both encourage a zooming out. They both have the potential to confirm, upon zooming out, something that matters.

Pontillism, reminds me of all the people in ed on the edge, doing exciting things, trying to change up status quo ruts many have fallen into.
The paradox, the center of the edge thinking, reminds us to not stay in our silos or classrooms or discipline. It encourages and provides a calm even, when we are bold enough to continually zoom out for perspective.

Both afford us a new mindset.
We aren’t doing this alone. there are many others right alongside us. There just happens to be a wall in the way currently. I get this same feeling as google + opens up. It’s like some walls have been knocked down.. some rooms have become suites, some rooms have opened up to an entire hall.

We start noticing more, noticing that we aren’t doing this alone. Noticing what others are doing/thinking is no longer a threat, but an incredible opportunity. Something that once brought tension/jealousy/strife/competition, now brings us calm. We see the big picture, and it’s us. We are all connected, we are one. And looking for opposites points of view, for radical collaborations, for parody, for pointillism, is vital to you being/becoming you.
the center, the edge, the center, the edge, out, in, out, in, what’s me, what’s not me,

wilde not us law

perpetual beta, continuous feedback loops of doing/reflecting/doing again

as we perpetuate not-us ness.. via broken feedback loop

and then.. assumptions based on what we’ve boxed ourselves into..

scienc of what happens to people

voluntary compliance ness

You’re being that is the alive you – is in the center of the edge, a rhizomatic space.
In mess you find calm, in calm you find/make you.


harvard immunologiest demolishes mandatory vaccination logic


Everybody is obsessed about extending life by epigentic factors involved with teleomeres. I’m over here looking at T cells and thinking “why do hibernating animals that shut down their immune function live longer?” and “is this an immune system response driven by gut bacteria?”

Original Tweet:

bush immune system law

immunity et al


from a zeynep tufekci email/newsletter – (excellent news on the vaccine front)..

Asthis explainerfrom Chemical & Engineering News puts it, and as many of us learned in biology classes, with a vaccine, we are aiming to show the body what the threat looks like, so the immune system can learn how to fight it:

Although vaccines have evolved over the past century, their goal has remained the same: trick the body into thinking it is infected with a virus, give the immune system time to safely study the decoy, and when the real deal strikes, hope that your immune cells took good notes. For many years, scientists used dead or weakened viruses for the job, grown in chicken eggs. Some vaccine makers have shifted to using vats of genetically engineered cells to produce particular viral proteins; this approach helps the immune system study the most important part of the virus.

While they also work well, traditional vaccines can require “the laborious production of actual viruses or viral proteins,” whereas the gene-based vaccines can be designedquickly from the genetic sequence. With such vaccines, all that is encoded is a particular viral protein—in this case, the spike protein of SARS-Cov-2, which acts like a key to our cells. The mRNA vaccine temporarily instructs our cells to make just the spike protein, which cannot infect us (it’s not the whole virus! Hence the safety advantage!) but offers our immune systems “target practice.” And then it all goes away, leaving us with much better protection.

And, amazingly, these vaccines can be designed very quickly—they just need the genetic sequence. Moderna’s vaccine was apparently designed in just a few days, over a weekend, after the genetic sequence became available on January 10th, 2020. 


fb – dean beeler: in the UK 92% of citizens have covid antibodies but only 56% are fully vaccinated. We’re ignoring natural immunity and acting very weirdly because of it.




systemicchange – short

Pardis Sabeti

Jeff Huber

Ed Boyden

deep/simple/open enough

self-talk as data

imagine a turtle



perhaps what we need to do (first)


sandbox immunity


gut and ground for our re\set to fittingness..

(not to mention for resetting our immunity)