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August 03, 2009


SHEESH! I never thought that riding (scooter or motorcycle) could be so mind boggling profound!

I knew there was a reason I enjoy puttering around the back roads near Mt. St. Helens. I just could never put words to it.

If possible I am more ALIVE while riding. I'm aware of stuff like; gravel on the road (actually, anything other than the road on the road), approaching cars, weather, blind corners, fright trucks, the sky while at stop lights, wondering if the electronic sensors will sense my bike so I can go, the rush of the wind, the sound of the engine faithfully doing its job...just the indescribable coolness of bein alive.

Michael - 54 "Old Guys Rule!" Rule what? Hmmm...I'll have to get back to ya on dat. =)

Michael, nicely said.

When we were on Maui earlier in the year I saw lots of t-shirt shops with the "Old Guys Rule" brand. But I never saw anybody wearing one. You'd have to water board me before I'd put one of those on.

(Hope this isn't your favorite t-shirt. If it is, I honor your bravery if you wear an "Old Guys Rule" shirt in public. Like you said, rule what? My dog won't even bring back the ball when I throw it, until I bribe her with a treat.)

Sartre would understand that because he occasionally rode a scooter, other than that no. After reading Being And Nothingness many years ago my first reaction was: Wow, this is really something! But I soon dismissed Sartre's philosophy as just another "mind game" that kept people like me amused. But, over time, and in a completely different frame of mind (quantum mechanics) Sartre reappeared. I came up with a way to understand why QM and Relativity had totally different concepts:--

Quantum Strangeness Structurally Explained-Question and Solution
April 23, 2010 by bwinwnbwi


The source of the question and the solution to the problem

Part 4 of 4 posts

It’s time to say a few words concerning where the idea of ~bb (the Implicative affirmative of the not-me-self) came from. Unfortunately, it didn’t drop out of thin air, but once I found it, I could see it lingering in many disparate places (I identified some of those places in my thesis). As it is with many discoveries, it occurred in a flash of insight after many years of muddled thinking. My muddled thinking came mostly from reading Sartre’s Being And Nothingness. Sartre is, more than anyone else, responsible for the concept of ~bb in the structure of b~b~bb, the concept that structurally speaking, explains why QM and Relativity theory speak to different dimensions.

bwinwnbwi, I'm glad to know that Sartre rode a scooter. Of course, he probably also smoked unfiltered cigarettes, so I shouldn't use him as a model of health-promotion (for me, but not my wife, the risks of scootering are outweighed by the joy of the experience).

In your comment above I added a link to your "quantum strangeness" post. Looks interesting. I haven't read it yet, but look forward to doing so.

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