Mindport Musings

An ongoing meditation on the arts, sciences, education, and whatever other
ideas we’re preoccupied with at the moment, leavened with occasional
announcements of current events at Mindport.

The Waste Stream

In Cairo, Egypt, an under-recognized group called the Zaballeen have been responsible over the last hundred years or more for the city’s garbage collection. Not only do they collect from door to door, but they recycle 80 percent… Read More

The Invasion of the Mindsnatchers

I’m reading a book that gives voice to many of my own misgivings about computers and the Internet: The Shallows- What the Internet is Doing to our Brains, by Nicholas Carr. Back in 1964, Marshall McLuhan warned us… Read More

Can you hear me now?

Drop by our gallery window and view AnMorgan Curry’s latest work, this time on the subject of the cell phone revolution. Have you ever noticed how cell phones perfectly resemble the ideal skipping stone?

Photography as Meditation

What IS meditation, anyway? It’s a term bandied about, applied to many areas of endeavor, but, aside from specific forms, such as Transcendental Meditation (TM) it’s a term that has a way of floating around and lighting on… Read More

Information Overload

There’s a useful editorial by Mark Morford on the SFGate website this morning, discussing a subject I’ve thought a great deal about lately, namely information overload. Morford comes at the subject from a particular direction, upon which he… Read More

A Plea for Silence

It’s been almost two weeks since the Fourth of July holiday, yet loud explosions still rent the silence every evening, echoing across the mile of water between my home on Lummi Island and the Lummi Indian Reservation to… Read More

Big Problem

                                                     AnMorgan Curry

Contemplating the Exploratorium

I’ve been reading K.C. Cole’s, Something Incredibly Wonderful Happens: Frank Oppenheimer and the World He Made Up. Oppenheimer was the founder of the Exploratorium, a San Francisco institution devoted to the exhibition of art and science.  The book… Read More

Old Mail

A postcard written by M.L. and mailed to Mr. Richard Metzger, postmarked September 24th, 6:30 pm, 1908.  M.L. hopes that Mr. Metzger is “catching lots of rats and are making money” and wonders how Mr. Metzger and “Edward… Read More

Pipe Organ Progress Report

A few entries ago we posted news about the pipe organ that I’m presently building in my shop at home, where I built all the exhibits I contribute to Mindport. Things are moving forward slowly. All 32 pipes… Read More