Larry/nuet Reports 111317

Initiating this new sem/essay is my very first act after doing my preliminaries after rising at 10am. I dressed, fed some cats, warmed coffee,  put strawberries & 2 pastries on a plate, brushed my hair and sat down at my “computer”. I also chose to open directly a new post in my blog. Usually I start with outliners in either ECCO or NoteMap. I already have corrected many typos in just those few sentences above. And, many topics are already competing in my mind for what to say next.

Tom’s brief email asked about my condition and how I was progressing on the three tasks assigned to me by PCOA (Pima Council Of Aging), in the meeting he took me to. My direct answer is nothing yet – the paper listing the three tasks in pinned to my desk above my monitor. Why I am delaying that task has been a frequent thought since I pinned up the reminder, but Tom’s query brought it to the fore.

I just reached for my coffee cup, only to be surprised it wasn’t there. Another lypo, a new term I coined, in analogy with typo, to label  a missing or misplaced act in the sequence of routine acts in living. I experience about 30 lypos daily. When I tell others of this, they all claim to have lypos, but only a few a week. I anticipate more and more lypos. I wish I had the time to study lypos and relate them to neuroscience. My frequency of typos have also increased, for many reasons.

Thinking, periodically on how to respond to Tom, an insight emerged: SIMPLIFICATION IS NOT ALWAYS THE BEST METHOD TO NAVIGATE COMPLEXITY. That is, to simply reduce the number of independent variables may not be the best strategy. This is a long established method in the paradigm, Problem Solving, or reducing complexity to a set of independent Problems/Solutions. The scientific disciplines have succeeded using this paradigm because this paradigm appears to work (fairly well) with material systems (systems where human persons are not components). This theme needs further explication/exploration; but here I must return to this day (111317) and the issues facing me (Larry/nuet).

I am unable to reduce my immediate tasks to simply leaving my situation with Eloise & Tommy at the Koralee House and establishing a more secure assisted living situation elsewhere. There are no simple reasons for this.

Emotionally, I fear the unknown, especially with my deteriorating competencies. My situation here has stabilized and I no longer fear Tommy, although I don’t want to live under his rule and Eloise’s acquiescence. However, this situation remains fluid. Eloise’s friend Sally, promising a visit this month, may “see” what is happening here and give some guidance to Eloise.

I sense a fear, or reservation, for my exploring the real benefits I have with  my extended care insurance policy with Bankers Life, the first task assigned to me by PCOA. Bankers Life has many negative reviews online, and I fear my benefits will be limited. Yet, this is a task I will intend to. It has been delayed by many other tasks that seem to consume my days. It is on my TODO list.

AH! My TODO lists. Comprehending them, my dependence on them, and how they constrain my life is probably a key feature in understanding Larry/nuet.  What I should do here is produce a Camtasia (app) video of the monitor displays of my TODO lists and my manipulation of them. Indeed, I notice that learning to use Camtasia isn’t even EXPLICITLY on my TODO lists.

{[BM break, need to plunge toilet]}
This insert reminds me of my long intention
to set up recording
for BigData analysis of process;
to assist process improvement.

And, this reminds me that I have recently (unintentionally) abandoned
a strong dimension of my overall work:
designing the TECH6 systems for
“reeee seafing the galdee” of NU.
In everyday terms: designing nu app systems.

I can attribute my abandonment of this important domain
to my lypos, and to the runaway “improvements” of many apps
to which I haven’t adapted to; while
many of the features I need and desire
continue to be outside the imagination
of app designers and most app users.

This digression should reveal that my interests and needs run the full scale from what I do/experience moment-by-moment to multi-millennial changes in Humanity/Gaia, and all holons between.

This is the Scope, one of three “domains”, that
I have chosen to characterize
the crude architecture of reports about “reality”:
MSC = Magnitude/Scope/Complexity

A while back, in composing this sem, I was reminded of my very recent re-encounter with Doug Englebart. This 8 minute video compilation illustrates how I identify with Englebart in attempting to introduce a new system of paradigms or a shifting of epistemes. The “A” in SEAF, for Augment, is in tribute to Englebart for bringing focus on this vital process – AUGMENTATION – which has, unfortunately, disappeared in contemporary dialog. [SEAF = Support/ Enable/ Augment/Facilitate ; are four , subtly distinct aspects of “social helping”.]

The above, seeming ramble, is not diversion from topic. Rather, it illustrates the mind-flow of Larry/nuet – when attending to task.

I am able to focus narrowly on some tasks, and even enjoy the doing, such as washing dishes (transforming dirty to clean) or preparing a meal. However, when the task involves my mind (or nuet), the isolation of a task from the whole is very difficult, if not impossible. Also, what would have been accomplished had I DISCIPLINED myself to responding succinctly to Tom’s query about my progress on the three PCOA assigned tasks?

I just glanced at the list of tasks. Tasks 2 and 3 relate to finances. Actually, a good portion of my labor this past week was working with Quicken, trying to balance and comprehend our confused financial situation. I actually reassigned some accounts to Eloise’s CHASE bank account, and away from my BBVA COMPASS bank account. One complex task for me will be to create two distinct Quicken systems, for myself and for Eloise. A problem, is that I doubt Eloise has the competencies to learn to use Quicken. She has been resistant in learning some of the basic features of computers – I am always fixing her hangups and crashes.

I have known and lived with Eloise more than half my 82 years! We have developed many co-dependencies, some useful – others not. It is not only my deep responsibility to her, but the realization that I don’t really know all that I will need when separated from her.


I would like to “set up shop” at another location, for working/sleeping/living for a few days at a time; while keeping (for awhile) my room at Koralee. A small apartment at Linda’s complex would be perfect – as I could literally walk between.  Transportation – discuss later. I am thinking of installing a video surveillance system, to be seen at Koralee. Already I wear (and pay for) a device around my neck, with a button to push for assistance, if needed.  I have enough hardware to not need to move my computers, and I need to set up interactivity between different stations (including my cell).


now, it is near midnight – two days from where I left off

I would have to consult my daily record of my doings to report all that has happened. I won’t give detail, but these interruptions have become typical to my life. I returned here to edit and conclude. I would like to continue this theme, but my insights are more and more frequent and I must attempt to record them and attempt to share.

Daily I encounter a few quality essays/docs/articles/radio/tv that trigger a new insight – usually awareness of a blindspot of the author (of  excellence) or how a different or expanded context would give greater relevance to the report. Yesterday, Rachael Maddow’s hour stimulated me to devote 2 hours composing in NoteMap on MODERN ESPIONAGE  – which I will soon edit and post on my blog. These triggered insights divert me from composing more on the major epistemic shifts emerging over the past few months.

These epistemic shifts create a nu context for UPLIFT and Up2Met, which only comprise a proposed alternative strategy for humankind. The epistemic shifts propose a truly radically new perspective about WHO WE ARE. Some of my more recent blog posts have skirted around this. Nuet is ready to dive deeply AND seriously work on new strategies for sharing and organizing – initiating Up2Met via SEAFwebs and OLLO.  But, my nu epistemes about “human nature” will be necessary for the design of viable strategies.

This highly significant agenda has to pierce through the fog of Larry’s dementia and easy distractability. Tonight, after wasting 4 hours viewing TV, I had prepared to go to bed and listen to a CD novel for a few hours until my hands stop attracting attention and I can fall asleep. I did just this on the evening of the 13th, when I had started this essay in the morning and had intended to work on it after TV. Fortunately, tonight I was motivated to override my routine and started keyboarding here. It has been more than an  hour, and there are other essays I want to work on, and many emails to reply to.

I MUST CONCLUDE THIS NOW.  Fortunately I am composing within my blog, so I only have to edit typos and update. I have yet to inform others about it by email.

Author: nuet

01/24/1935. BS-physics RPI 1956; MS-physics UofChicago 1958; PhD-physics Yale 1965; PhD-Edu Psy Uof MInnesota 1970. Auroral Research Byrd Station, Antarctica 11/1960-02/1962. MINNEMAST curriculum dev 1964-68. Woodstock. faculty Pima Community College, Tucson 1974-1997. Transdisciplinary scientist, philosopher, educator, futurist, activist. PC user since 1982. "Wife". daughter, 2 grandsons. 5 dogs & 7 cats. Lacks mental imagery in all sensory domains.