"Uncertainty becomes the filter rather than the excuse."
The Eaten Heart, Carolyn Thompson (2013)
The Eaten Heart is an adaptation of the Penguin Great Loves version of Giovanni Boccaccio’s The Eaten Heart: Unlikely Tales of Love. Text has been removed from every page with the use of a scalpel, leaving only words that could pertain to the body, or body parts. By removing these words from their context and grouping them together, their significance changes dramatically, thus exploring the abundant innuendo in Boccaccio’s original text.
Edition of 3
"The brain’s impressively accurate internal clock allows us to detect the passage of time, a skill essential for many critical daily functions. Without the ability to track elapsed time, our morning shower could continue indefinitely. … Neuroscientists believe that we have distinct neural systems for processing different types of time, for example, to maintain a circadian rhythm, to control the timing of fine body movements, and for conscious awareness of time passage. Until recently, most neuroscientists believed that this latter type of temporal processing – the kind that alerts you when you’ve lingered over breakfast for too long – is supported by a single brain system. However, emerging research indicates that the model of a single neural clock might be too simplistic. A new study … reveals that the brain may in fact have a second method for sensing elapsed time. What’s more, the authors propose that this second internal clock not only works in parallel with our primary neural clock, but may even compete with it."
Guy Sargent - What Lies Beneath the Surface
"None of these services is likely to overtake Facebook as the world’s dominant social-networking app. What’s more likely is that the very idea of a social-networking app as a gatekeeper will be threatened and possibly overturned by the shift to mobile."
I keep watching the replay of Derrick Rose’s basket to beat the New York Knicks, in Rose’s first home game in over a year, and all I can think about is this.
Michael Rand of the Star Tribune spotted similar, end-of-game plays from Derrick Rose and LeBron James last season. Each player was double teamed off a pick. LeBron dropped a pass off to Udonis Haslem for a wide open, more than justified shot. Rose attacked the double, drove left, beat both defenders, then took a wild shot over a third help defender.
Haslem missed. Rose didn’t.
I remember the hubbub online. Some people attacked LeBron, others defended him for making the “right basketball play.”
It all misses the point. Derrick Rose wanted to decide the game. He wanted it all on him. There’s a fine line between your leader putting the game on his shoulders, and playing with blinders on, but both take guts. And Derrick Rose has guts.
Now, watch the shot above. Rose doesn’t lose Raymond Felton. Raymond Felton is right there. Matter of fact, that is the best defense Raymond Felton has ever played. And the other guy is Tyson Chandler, the 7’1”, former Defensive Player of the Year. That is, by most accounts, an awful shot, but I don’t care. And neither does Rose.
Simply put: Derrick Rose genuinely believes, with the game on the line, he is Chicago’s best option to win. Whether he’s right or wrong, that’s fearlessness.
I think that’s at the heart of why I love Derrick Rose, of why anyone loves Derrick Rose. It’s the reason we were all sad when he went down, and the reason we cheered his return. Derrick Rose is fearless, and isn’t that what we all want to be?