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July 17, 2014

The Birdman of ATR

By: John Caruso

I don't believe I've seen Jon mention here that he spends much more of his time on Twitter than ATR these days (and his ATR postings are often elaborations of things he's already tweeted about). I suspect he's just too modest and self-effacing and tugs his forelock in fretful dismay at the very notion of putting this information out there, but I'd also guess that some of ATR's readers aren't aware of his moonlighting and are missing out on the fun, so I'm doing it for him.

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— John Caruso

Posted at July 17, 2014 01:55 PM

I'd also guess that some of ATR's readers aren't aware of his moonlighting and are missing out on the fun

i resemble that remark

i've put the sites for him, and for you, on my blogroll, and who knows what other sources of entertainment/info/enlightenment i may find out there - thanks

while i have the floor, here are a few of Gurdjieff’s Aphorisms, which were inscribed in a special script above the walls of the Study House at the Prieuré

Like what “it” does not like.

Do not love art with your feelings.

A true sign of a good man is if he loves his father and mother.

Judge others by yourself and you will rarely be mistaken.

Don't judge a man by the tales of others.

Consider what people think of you—not what they say.

Only he who can take care of what belongs to others may have his own.

Practice love first on animals, they are more sensitive.

One of the best means for arousing the wish to work on yourself is to realize that you may die at any moment. But first you must learn how to keep it in mind.

Posted by: mistah charley, ph.d. at July 18, 2014 09:08 AM

conside cross-posting the tweets (ugh. what a stupid word) here.

Posted by: jason at July 18, 2014 09:56 PM

Thank you. Much as I loathe Twitter I will now have to subject myself to it regularly.

Posted by: Daruma at July 20, 2014 02:39 PM

it turns out that billmon and fafblog are tweeting too - who knew?

Posted by: mistah charley, ph.d. at July 22, 2014 10:41 AM