Sunday, May 3, 2015


I'm so excited by the prospect of elaborating another brilliant insight, quite as profound as "Every Spoke" as the name for a peace activist non-profit: the idea of even-handedness, in all its metaphorical richness, to convey the importance and potential richness of developing ambidexterity.

Red and Blue Hand Prints, titled "AMbidexterity" by the artist
By Erik Wannee (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons
And once again I don't have time to do this topic much service, being exhausted from a long morning in the garden, planting tomatoes and laying slate for path stones, and a long afternoon at the computer, complying with Google's Mobile Compatibility Requirements.

Friday, May 1, 2015

On the other hand,

I was struck by the relevance of this quote, and its paraprosdokian nature, as possible help in conveying the importance of chirality. We strangely are not bothered by the dissonance of thinking the hands (and the rest of the bilaterally symmetrical body parts) mirror images of each other, thus essentially identical (at least equal in their essence), and yet of their metaphorical uses--to describe the oppositional systems of democratic political struggle, "left" and "right"--as polar opposites, and to celebrate the rare occasions on which the opposing sides can compromise enough to get a bit of governing done.