Detailed and Focused Awareness

What we need in order to improve our understanding and our behavior

Two images from NASA of the same part of the Large Magellanic Cloud

Old habits are easy to follow and hard to break. There is comfort in the fuzzy familiar, no matter how good it may be or how damaging it may be in the long run. Old stories can also be memorable, comfortable, and inspiring, regardless of their truth. We can even find delight in dreams of the impossible.



A place for duuudes of all sexes, ages, religions, and coffee-preferences to hang out and shoot the sh!t about their latest creations, to brag, lament, query, or quote, it’s all good…

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Jim Mason

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