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Rapid Creek Plant Life

Forget the narcissist leader Who persuades you through their exceptional talent
The leader who elicits your secrets Who manipulates every situation you are in
The leader who is beyond control Who will make you regret
Idiots all of them Basking in their callous work
Take a step outside Walk into the night And enjoy the uniqueness of life

I have always believed in miracles My victory was expected I was one of those unpopular leaders But they voted me in
I want to make you happy But I made a mess of it From this crisis to the next The smirk was killing me
But I learned quite a lot I took command I took control I picked a direction and I went for it
I became humorous I became frequent I became spontaneous
They now know I care for them  They now know that I understand  I know what you are going through
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Three Sisters of Disruption

Sister 1 Keres
Ownership of activity Prescribed by acceptable transactions
All is in flux Resulting in frustration and error And redefining  What is a fully functioning person
New base-line violations and agreements To deal with unconscious reaction and reasoned response Every interaction is observed To satisfy the needs of commercial interest
There is no snap-back This is the new socio-economic order Of artificial intelligence, automation, and surveillance
Those who are left behind Will be punished by poverty By systems that are impenetrable and dehumanizing
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Thinking Whilst Filling Out Forms

What does it take to make it seem 'as-normal'? 
Just as disruptive technologies successfully challenged established incumbent businesses and changed behavior, COVID-19 has disrupted what socially acceptable behaviors are. The disruption has impacted ownership of activity from the participant, to the onlooker, the designer, and the enforcer. And from this point on, the doing-it in a stable environment has changed.  
Right now, the contextual differences that prescribed acceptable transactions and behaviors are in flux. Cognitive understanding of what are changes in automated and behavioral expectations are enacted with haste causing social frustration and behavioral error. Who will be blamed, who will be punished, and who will be restricted is now contentious? By this, I mean what will be accepted as usual as authorities and the users competitively demonstrate assertiveness, insolence, communication aggressiveness, defensive reactions, and other possible behavioral exertions. The…

Jingili Water Bug

Jingili Water Bug
From behind a sacred figurehead Return from objectivity  Return from functionalism  Return from disciplinary power
Move towards subjectivity and genuine ideas To find states of mind within the disorders  Of fidelity Of passion Of paganism Of earthliness
This internal world Of no plot Of no absolutism Nothing that is incontrovertibly true
Unpretentious Of mutual interest  Of mutual understanding

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Jingili Water Gardens We Cannot Know

Jingili Water Gardens  We cannot know My concern  My change in life We are not what we were We are not what we will be I keep falling back into place And as I fall  Everything seems to be  As if I know

Of free choice Within my confinements  Restricted by rules of consumption  I see only windows and reflections
In the twilight I am doing it I am trying to reach Beyond my opportunities

Thinking thoughts, not for consumption Disturbing impulsive thoughts Those darker imaginings Those emergent creative powers Repress them Keep them secret

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Jingili Water Gardens Restricted Freedoms

Jingili Water Garden Restricted Freedom
Covid-19 2020 Just do it Barriers onto my normality Just do it Being free to act within restrictions Just do it We cannot know things as they are in themselves (Kant)

Darwin Jingili Water Gardens  The mango trees are all in bloom.
My life is in bloom. At 60. In the shadows of COVID-19. From what I visioned as the year of synchronicity 2020 has on the surface has, all but shut down.
Social barriers box in my normality. Instead of travel, I’m staying home.  Australia has shut down its borders, and so have I. 
So after a massive start, working under pressure, and meet stressful deadlines, I am questioning what it is I do. Do I meaner through my holidays without care and intensity? That is, feeling relaxed without care. This self-reflection is about ‘just do it.’ 
I have dedicated myself to education for decades, and I am fastly approaching retirement. Since my early years as an artist and extended absence, I have fantasized about returning to a creative life cho…

Visually Inspired Behavior

“The primary cause of disorder in ourselves is the seeking of reality promised by another.” ― Krishnamurti
We teach our students content that makes sense but we do not teach skills in how to prepare for situations that do not make sense. Society works hard to present normality as that without disorder. That is to you know where you are; what you are expected to do; and that the flowers you pass every day are the same flowers. However, we do not teach students, to see different flowers on each passing and that the river is not the same. If one in every five adults experience mental illness why is it that schooling is predominately about 'promised' normality and not preparing for the disorder 'of the promise'. Schooling for anxiety, depression, attention deficit disorder, post-traumatic stress, psychosis, and schizophrenia is required. Society could do well by flipping the school. Every student has a story to tell. School as a check-in rather than a check-out.
Are our stude…

Darwin Jingili Water Gardens Days 8-10

In a social environment, each repeating action is slightly different, even when social interactions are limited to a few actors and a limited range of actions is undertaken.
Walking past a stranger and muttering 'good morning' or making a hand or facial gesture, whilst limited is also grounding. Each repeated action improves the experience of the activity. The smile gets bigger and ignoring more pronounced.  The gesture shifts from novel to heightened and then to automation. Simple transactions fall into the shadows or normality. The gesture occurs without realization. It is systematized.  Is there a way of not plateauing into reductive repetitive activity and to continually improve the experience? 
Perhaps gamification? For example, one reaction for one person and another for another person. 
My original and prior thoughts were that continuous and repeated actions inhibit each transaction's ability to adapt. So mix it up - change hand & facial gestures - make the play in…

Australian Post - why are we doing their job?

I have a problem
​My issue concerns automation and human-based services. The Australian postal service was originally based on the daily delivery of mail, however, with email and automated billing fewer mail is delivered. So the efficiency of maintaining a full fleet of mail persons is questioned - fewer posties are required. However, corresponding automation of delivery has occurred - that is buying consumable products through online services such as Amazon. Online services require fewer retail staff, however, they need people to deliver the order to complete the order.
My problem is that we (the customer) are using our resources to complete the transaction. Both companies are relying on our time and cost to complete the transaction.
In Australia much of the online delivery is achieved by the Australian Postal services, however, the manual delivery method hasn't much changed to accommodate online orders. There are perhaps more delivery vans than ever before and fewer mail bikes, howe…

Darwin Jingili Water Gardens Day 7-8

On reflection, although I have mainly worked in a people-based industry (education), my mode of operations has been product-based. Dealing with large numbers of people invariably leans towards systematization. I focussed on systematization - that is - a step-by-step process underlined by consistency, performance, and dependability. Everyone knows, does their job, knows their timelines, and meets deadlines as expected. The systems that are designed by the controller's realities and meets expected standards. What I have found difficult over the journey and within the systematization of process and procedure were attitudes and behaviors. The intended system always seemed incomplete and momentarily lapsed into unreliability. Quite a few years back I became interested in error - more specifically accumulated error. I also became interested in values and the lingering ghosts of previous systems. I now realize that learning growth, change management, project management, and the success o…