2015.08.23 07:00 - Hey I remember how to do this!

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    The Guardian for this meeting was Agatha Macbeth. The comments are by Agatha Macbeth.


    Bleu Oleander's current display-name is "Bleu".
    Bleu Oleander: hi Eden!
    Eden Haiku: HI BLEU :)
    Bleu Oleander: how are you this morning?
    Eden Haiku: good. You?
    Bleu Oleander: very good
    Eden Haiku: No need for shoes here, I like that :)
    Bleu Oleander: yes!
    Bleu Oleander: refreshing to dangle your feet in the water :)
    Eden Haiku: yes!
    Bleu Oleander: we had a lovely classical guitar concert last night
    Bleu Oleander: in a historic adobe mansion
    Bleu Oleander: was so nice
    Eden Haiku: Oh! Who was the artist?
    Bleu Oleander: an Arizona artist
    Bleu Oleander: he's been doing salons for our group for many years
    Eden Haiku: In an ancient mansiom, miust have been inspiring...
    Bleu Oleander: it was!
    Bleu Oleander: nice for a warm AZ evening
    Eden Haiku: Music cools the air sometimes:)
    Bleu Oleander: http://www.chrisdorseyguitar.com/
    Bleu Oleander: some nice samples on his website
    Eden Haiku: Thanks for the link. Will look it up later.
    Bleu Oleander: what are you up to today?
    Eden Haiku: Stalking the deer? hehe...
    Bleu Oleander: :)
    Eden Haiku: No, really. Preparing for visitors later this week.
    Bleu Oleander: ah nice
    Eden Haiku: Deer are just part of our daily life now. We stop everything and follow them in the nearby woods;)
    Bleu Oleander: fun!
    Eden Haiku: I hjope they will come when my 4 year old great-niece and her 10 months old brother will be staying with us :)
    Bleu Oleander: we have coyotes near us, but we don't follow them :)
    Bleu Oleander: oh yes that would be fun for them
    Eden Haiku: I followed them with two litle girls (silent little girls) and with was so much fun. The magic!
    Bleu Oleander: lovely
    Eden Haiku: IT.s like stepping into another reality...
    Bleu Oleander: I can imagine
    Bleu Oleander: we have a salon the the literary genre of noir ... how do you understand that?
    Eden Haiku: Sorry for all the moving around. Trying to find the right posture. The 1st one was the best. Can't find it anymore ;)
    Eden Haiku: Noir...
    Bleu Oleander: yes
    Eden Haiku: Ah, detective stories, dark fantastic stories maybe?
    Eden Haiku: Rather fantastic I would think
    Eden Haiku: Like gothic with a twist...

    (Sounds Good)

    Bleu Oleander: yes i'm looking forward to hearing about it
    Bleu Oleander: 18th century I think
    Eden Haiku: A castle by a stormy night, a maiden in her nightrobe floating over the pond...
    Bleu Oleander: :)
    Eden Haiku: She's the ghots
    Eden Haiku: ghist
    Eden Haiku: ghost of an ancestor...
    Bleu Oleander: reading the Aeneid now ... speaking of ghosts of ancestors :)

    Where's Hamlet when you need him?

    Eden Haiku: Who will be your guests at this salon?
    Bleu Oleander: he's is a writer and professor
    Eden Haiku: Oh yes, I saw that you wreer reading classics.
    Eden Haiku: Great!
    Bleu Oleander: I love reading about the ancient Greeks and Romans
    Bleu Oleander: not so different from people today!
    Bleu Oleander: such a wonderful scene where Aeneas and Queen Dido are parting!
    Eden Haiku: From the Aeneid I remember Énée, Didon, Carthaghe,,,he left from Sicily to found Rome, maybe? that's from long time ago...When I was studying latin...
    Bleu Oleander: "the gods made him do it" :)
    Bleu Oleander: yes, that's right
    Eden Haiku: Ah yes: junction bteween noir stories and the classis: I didn,t do it :)
    Bleu Oleander: leaves Troy with his father on his scholders and holding his son's hand
    Eden Haiku: his father on his shoulders, yes,...
    Bleu Oleander: the classics are great really, I have a new appreciation for them
    Bleu Oleander: a few great classes online too
    Eden Haiku: Wonderful! It's a Coursera you take?
    Bleu Oleander: one from Stanford and one from Harvard enhance my reading a lot
    Bleu Oleander: edx.org and itunes U
    Eden Haiku: Wow! I admire your curious mind Bleu!
    Bleu Oleander: the harvard class is great
    Bleu Oleander: I got his book too, "The ancient greek hero in 24 hours"
    Bleu Oleander: we have a salon later this week on happiness ... he will discuss the relationship of human well being and happiness with sustainability
    Bleu Oleander: following my curiosity and learning gives me much happiness actually
    Eden Haiku: Happiness in the long term...
    Bleu Oleander: yes
    Bleu Oleander: our guide is a scholar and researcher at the Institute of Sustainability, at ASU
    Bleu Oleander: I've very curious to hear what he has to say
    Bleu Oleander: hey Aggers!
    Eden Haiku: Agatha :)
    Agatha Macbeth: Hi kiddywinks
    Agatha Macbeth: How goes it?
    Bleu Oleander: goes pretty good, you?
    Agatha Macbeth: I is pretty good
    Agatha Macbeth: Just wish it would stop raining
    Bleu Oleander: and I wish it would start!!!
    Eden Haiku: oh :(
    Agatha Macbeth: You need some of ours
    Bleu Oleander: yes!
    Eden Haiku: There was a mist this morning, fall is sneaking in...
    Bleu Oleander: we are in a severe draught in all the sw US
    Agatha Macbeth: Weren't there a lot of fires where Aph is?
    Agatha Macbeth: I seem to remember
    Eden Haiku: That's terrible. The land cannot sustain such dryness for so long...
    Bleu Oleander: :) drought
    Bleu Oleander: many fires in the NW
    Agatha Macbeth: Weird. All I think of with Canada is snow :p
    Bleu Oleander: ha yes
    Eden Haiku: Not ALL the time Agatha :)
    Agatha Macbeth: Seems so
    Eden Haiku: It can be very hot and humid in the summers.
    Agatha Macbeth nods
    Eden Haiku: The forest of the West are really endangered by all the fires...
    Bleu Oleander: and many homes too
    Agatha Macbeth: Oh dear
    Eden Haiku: And many homes too yes...
    Agatha Macbeth: This climate thing is a weird business
    Bleu Oleander: animal habitats will be destroyed too
    Eden Haiku: It's 4000 thousands miles from where I live and I don't watch the news much...but I heard about it online :)
    Bleu Oleander: yes
    Agatha Macbeth: I seem to remember Wol saying the west of Canda has a better climate than the east
    Bleu Oleander: I've not been to Canada
    Eden Haiku: Yes, milder in the West. No harsh winters,
    Agatha Macbeth: Yep, right
    Agatha Macbeth: Odd to think the UK is on a similar latitude
    Eden Haiku: You should come to Quebec Bleu. It's a French territory in North Amarica :)
    Bleu Oleander: I would love to do that sometime
    Bleu Oleander: is it far from NYC?
    Eden Haiku: Not far. One hour flight,, 7 hours drive.
    Eden Haiku: By train, it takes forever...
    Eden Haiku: Like 11 or 12 hours...
    Bleu Oleander: we might combine that with our NYC trips sometime
    Agatha Macbeth loves trains
    Bleu Oleander: I love trains too, but not for 12 hours :)
    Eden Haiku: European trains are wonderful. Not over here. They are very slow... with no service at all...
    Bleu Oleander: yes
    Agatha Macbeth: Hehe
    Bleu Oleander: too bad really
    Agatha Macbeth: Maybe it's a zen thing
    Bleu Oleander: lol
    Eden Haiku: remmebers a wonderful night train from the Lake Districts in England back to London.
    Agatha Macbeth: The journey is more important than the destination
    Bleu Oleander: :)
    Eden Haiku: The sun would never set...
    Agatha Macbeth: Oh the lake district is wonderful
    Agatha Macbeth: Very unspoilt
    Agatha Macbeth: Has a kind of purity about it, much like Scotland
    Eden Haiku: You live in the north of England Agatha don,t you?
    Agatha Macbeth: More in the Midlands
    Agatha Macbeth: Staffordshire
    Agatha Macbeth: But the north of Britain is a lovely place
    Eden Haiku: Ah! Thanks.
    Bleu Oleander: lots of forests?
    Eden Haiku: I know it gets dark early in fall over there...but in summer you have looong night right?
    Agatha Macbeth: Not as many as there used to be
    Eden Haiku: loong days I mean:0
    Agatha Macbeth: We have looong days and looong nights :p
    Eden Haiku: Wjhen I was living in ULverston, it wpuld start getting dark at 11 at night (in June)
    Agatha Macbeth: Days are looonger at this time of year
    Agatha Macbeth: Yes
    Eden Haiku: Amazing!
    Agatha Macbeth: Further north you go the longer the days are
    Eden Haiku: Ah, because of the latitude yes..
    Bleu Oleander: :)
    Agatha Macbeth nods
    Agatha Macbeth: I would love to see the midnight sun someday
    Bleu Oleander: sounds romantic
    Agatha Macbeth: Need to be in the Arctic circle for that :p
    Agatha Macbeth: Way N of here
    Eden Haiku: On this night train, I marveled at the sheep and the green fields but had to give up at 9h30 pm, too sleepy. It was like not even sunset yet...
    Agatha Macbeth: Mm
    Agatha Macbeth: What's the latest it gets dark where you are Edie?
    Eden Haiku: Around 9 p,, 9h15pm around Summer solstice. Then, it's all the way down. About 8h15 now...
    Agatha Macbeth: Ohh
    Bleu Oleander: similar to where I am
    Bleu Oleander: 9pm about the latest
    Agatha Macbeth: Must be odd living on the equator...
    Agatha Macbeth: No seasons
    Agatha Macbeth: All days of equal length
    Bleu Oleander: we have two seasons ... hot and not so hot :)
    Agatha Macbeth: Yep
    Eden Haiku: I rememebr visisting my grandma on June 21st when I was a teenager. She said: "fron now on, it's going they get darker sooner every day..." She was a pragmatic woman :)
    Agatha Macbeth: Glass half empty
    Eden Haiku: Indeed!
    Agatha Macbeth: Aren't you from NY originally Bleuji?
    Bleu Oleander: yes
    Agatha Macbeth: Thought so
    Bleu Oleander: big cultural shift
    Agatha Macbeth: I remember you saying
    Agatha Macbeth: I can imagine
    Eden Haiku: How old were you when you moved to Arizona?
    Bleu Oleander: after college
    Bleu Oleander: flipped back and forth a number of times
    Bleu Oleander: I love the city
    Bleu Oleander: but do enjoy what we do here
    Bleu Oleander: and the arizona sunsets
    Eden Haiku: Ahhh!
    Bleu Oleander: the colors are wonderful here and the light
    Bleu Oleander: for an artist
    Bleu Oleander: has changed my color palette
    Eden Haiku: Must be inspiring yes! And there are many artists in Phoenix I would think...
    Bleu Oleander: there are
    Bleu Oleander: although not a great art scene atm
    Eden Haiku: Interesting that it changed your color palette
    Bleu Oleander: yes
    Bleu Oleander: more earth tones
    Eden Haiku: You were more "noir" back then I suppose :)
    Bleu Oleander: and more blue
    Bleu Oleander: ha ha yes
    Eden Haiku: More sky!
    Agatha Macbeth: Love is blue
    Bleu Oleander: yes ... the sky!!1
    Bleu Oleander: wider than the sky
    Bleu Oleander: a wonderful book by neuroscientist Gerald M. Edelman
    Bleu Oleander: a metaphor for consciousness
    Agatha Macbeth: Hm
    Bleu Oleander: http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/the-b...-than-the-sky/
    Bleu Oleander: have always loved that poem
    Agatha Macbeth: When you said that made me think of Neuromancer :p
    Bleu Oleander: :)
    Eden Haiku: Just googled Staffordshire. Got terrier dogs but with adding England, I got this on Google Images; https://www.google.co.uk/search?site...dshire+england
    Agatha Macbeth: Yep, famous for bull terriers
    Bleu Oleander: pictures say it better :)
    Agatha Macbeth: Kind of English pit bull
    Eden Haiku: many castles over there Agatha... Nice settings for "noir literature"...
    Bleu Oleander: indeed
    Bleu Oleander: well I must get going
    Bleu Oleander: nice to see you both
    Eden Haiku: Beautiful Emily Dickinson poem Bleu :)
    Bleu Oleander: hope you have a lovely day
    Agatha Macbeth: Oh I know of Emily Dickinson yes
    Agatha Macbeth: Bye Bleuji
    Bleu Oleander: bye for now
    Agatha Macbeth: TC
    Eden Haiku: The Brain is deeper than the sea— For—hold them—Blue to Blue— The one the other will absorb—
    Agatha Macbeth: Blue to Bleu
    Eden Haiku: Bye Bleu :)
    Agatha Macbeth: Blue is the colour
    Eden Haiku: Blue to blue...
    Agatha Macbeth: Whose session is this these days?
    Eden Haiku: This is Adams
    Agatha Macbeth: Thought it was Adams
    Agatha Macbeth: Snap
    Eden Haiku: It was I think...
    Eden Haiku: Hope she's well...
    Agatha Macbeth: Guess s/he's busy in RL ATM
    Agatha Macbeth: retiring soon I think
    Eden Haiku: Waving to Adams! have a nice Sunday!
    Agatha Macbeth: Yay
    Eden Haiku: Yes, calendar says its Adams.
    Agatha Macbeth: According to FB seems like a lovely part of the world
    Agatha Macbeth: Cycling around
    Eden Haiku: Staffordshire you mean?
    Agatha Macbeth: Noooo
    Agatha Macbeth: Where Adams is
    Agatha Macbeth: NJ I think
    Eden Haiku: She moved from California didn,T she?
    Eden Haiku: Ah yes, New Jersey...
    Eden Haiku: Nice area yes.
    Agatha Macbeth: Adams is in New Jersey I think
    Eden Haiku: Do you have many walking paths in your area Agatha?
    Agatha Macbeth: I know old Jersey :p
    Agatha Macbeth: Oh yes
    Eden Haiku: Old jersey LOL
    Agatha Macbeth: Countryside is very short distance away
    Agatha Macbeth: Lots of narrow lanes and hedges
    Eden Haiku: That,s wonderful to walk from one village to the next through the land, the moors and so on...
    Eden Haiku: I loved that in the Lake District
    Agatha Macbeth: Well the Moors are further north :p
    Agatha Macbeth: Heathcliffe and Kathy

    (I refrained from waving my arms about...)

    Eden Haiku: We don't have that here. Either you walk in wild forests or in cirty parks, mostly...
    Agatha Macbeth: No bears?
    Eden Haiku: Yes, literary memories...
    Agatha Macbeth: Glad you are back anyway :)
    Eden Haiku: hehe, thanks :)
    Eden Haiku: I,m luck we have little dirt roads in the neighborhood here. So i walk there, Lovely. With deer. No bears :)
    Agatha Macbeth: Pity your plot in the village went...I loved that house
    Agatha Macbeth nods
    Eden Haiku: The Japanese one you mean?
    Agatha Macbeth: Ah yes, the deer
    Agatha Macbeth: Yes
    Eden Haiku: Yes, it,s gone. But I have this new one close by. did you visit?
    Agatha Macbeth: Not sure
    Eden Haiku: Right nearby the pavilion... With a Sakura tree in the front...
    Agatha Macbeth: Things have changed so quickly here lately
    Eden Haiku: Wouild you like to visit before I go?
    Agatha Macbeth: Oh right
    Agatha Macbeth: Yeh
    Eden Haiku: let,s go!
    Eden Haiku: It,s next door really...

    And off we went for a cup of non-scripted tea!

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    Non-scripted tea!
    Posted 17:47, 23 Aug 2015
    It's the best kind, 'cept you can't actually drink it :p
    Posted 13:18, 26 Aug 2015
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