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By boxfiddler Moderator ·
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You're a fount. And a rock. Acerbic, cryptic, wordsmith. Master of Necessity. Phuque anyone who says other.

RIP, dear man.

santeewelding left us sometime this morning/last night, due to complications of esophageal cancer.

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Something from Lea about her art

"I am into the idea that thought can behave as a fungus or a virus- I recently read an article about "Memes" which I shared with my Dad. I'm sure he already knew of this concept, but I wanted to relate it to my artwork- that an idea or a bit of information can certainly mimic a virus or a living organism. I am very interested in the similarity between systems that seemingly, have nothing to do with one another. I sense that there is a pattern or a system in all things, whether they be physical, emotional, ideological, or otherwise.

This is where it would get tricky with Dad, because he would want me to define all of those terms and then re-think my concept, but, man, my brain would just get tired so fast! I think I just processed things differently."

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by AnsuGisalas In reply to It was clear how proud he ...

I did think of memes when I looked at her artwork.
I have a thing for Emergence... something that happens in cognition where a mess of observations, perceptions, assumptions, deductions and inductions suddenly achieve a critical mass, then coalesce into something that transcends them and encompasses them.
It is related to abductive reason, but it happens subconsciously.
I think Richard had a thing for something similar, he referred to it with a word from sanskrit or hindi or urdu, it escapes me at the moment, but it refers to an insight which, once achieved, changes one's perspective on everything. I always mix it up with Utnapishtim, which is an entirely different kettle of fish That, again, is due to another word from sanskrit Richard would occasionally use; Upanishads, an ancient scripture about the oneness of all (which ties in with Speaking of God )
I think that often when Richard would instruct people to run some thought through again, he was referring to such a realization being "close". In that respect he showed incredible tact, the realization would not be achieved if he had pointed the way any more directly. Of course, I think that often "close" could mean that it's a few years out

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I asked Lea Anderson if

by Michael Jay In reply to It was clear how proud he ...

it was ok to lift the picture that I posted above and this was her reply:

Hi Mike: I would love you to have it!! Thank you SO much for all the TR dialogue- it is a treasure to me to read it. I miss him so much and thank you for honoring him with your writings. You all meant so much to him and he loved all the action and challenge he found in the TR community.

Lea (Santeewelding JR)

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by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to It was clear how proud he ...
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santeewelding, JR

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to It was clear how proud he ...

You go, girl!

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Thanks for that.

by seanferd In reply to Art work

Seems I'm completely ignorant of Lea's art, and I wasn't having much luck with the search engines.

edit: Stunning!

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He took care of his "employees"...

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Something not everyone ma ...

Seeing as we all worked for Santee, as hard a taskmaster as he could be, always expecting our very best, he'd not stand for people off the street harassing his staff.

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Please pass on my condolences to his family

by BFilmFan In reply to santeewelding?

It was my great pleasure to have shared a breakfast conversation with Santee several years back at the TR Gathering. I found him to be a witty man with a great observation of humanity's foibles. I called him friend and am sad to hear of his passing.

A friend recently remarked that we spend the first half of our lives building relationships and spend the last half learning to say goodbye.

Santee will be missed.

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Gods of us all.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Please pass on my condole ...

If nothing else, his departure is attracting some old hands to honor him.

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Old TR Hands

by BFilmFan In reply to Gods of us all.

I would explain that it's been my health issues, father's passing and new role at the office that has been keeping me not as frequent as the old days in my commentary; but, those are just excuses. I've learned over this last year that I have far too frequently focused on my career and technology and ignored my relationships, with family and friends.

I would like to think I am getting wiser as I age; but, I believe that I am really not lying to myself about my own nature and the world a lot less.

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