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Drop by and say hello. And don’t forget thew Ubik.

Bali Blue MoonThere is a Hindu Balinese philosophical idea called “Tri Hita Karana” (“three of the harmony”),…View Post

Bali Blue Moon

There is a Hindu Balinese philosophical idea called “Tri Hita Karana” (“three of the harmony”),…

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Congo KivuThis morning, outside, it has been raining most of the night and the humidity is as high as…View Post

Congo Kivu

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Brazil Daterra BruzziIt’s 6 am Sunday morning in North Carolina and I am drinking a Brazilian coffee and reading the…View Post

Brazil Daterra Bruzzi

It’s 6 am Sunday morning in North Carolina and I am drinking a Brazilian coffee and reading the…

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Caffeinated Koan

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before…

A six and a half foot tall Sikh walks into an espresso bar.

He is garbed in full spiritual regalia;

ceremonial dagger in his belt sash,

pendant talisman of The Buddha around his neck,

gleaming white robes and…

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The Goddess of Democracy. Tiananmen Square, 1989.

The Goddess of Democracy. Tiananmen Square, 1989.

June 4, 1989

June 4, 1989

Nietzsche Kitty, I-VII.

Umberto Octo is an Cephalopoda semiotician, sepia artist, philosopher, literary critic, and entheogenist. Best known for the coralsnapping novel The Spill of the Ink, an intellectual mystery combining semiotics in cephalopods, biblical analysis, medieval metaphysics, and sepia theory. Further novels include the esoteric Cousteau’s Apparatus and The Island Lay Dreaming. Octo’s critical nonfiction includes The Role of the Swimmer: Explorations in the Semiotics of Ocean Undercurrents, Deimatics and Gaudy Deimatics, Eight Swims in the Marvelous Coral, and the satirical How to Travel with a Cuttlefish & Other Essays.

Umberto Octo is an Cephalopoda semiotician, sepia artist, philosopher, literary critic, and entheogenist. Best known for the coralsnapping novel The Spill of the Ink, an intellectual mystery combining semiotics in cephalopods, biblical analysis, medieval metaphysics, and sepia theory. Further novels include the esoteric Cousteau’s Apparatus and The Island Lay Dreaming. Octo’s critical nonfiction includes The Role of the Swimmer: Explorations in the Semiotics of Ocean Undercurrents, Deimatics and Gaudy Deimatics, Eight Swims in the Marvelous Coral, and the satirical How to Travel with a Cuttlefish & Other Essays.

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