I name this project a 'book' because it is a book and it is not a book. It is published as it is written, proofed, edited, re-written. Errors remain until I happen back to that particular page and see them glaring at me.
[I had just written some paragraphs here. I wrote about some of the frustrations of writing this 'book' the way I am doing it: directly to the web-page. How occasionally long passages would vanish without a trace. I could write in my laptop word processing program, proof and polish, copy/paste. I am training myself to hit Save regularly and so I hit Save and all that writing vanished without a trace. I don't want to write it all again. I remember the tail end of what I had written. I had just described my approach to writing this 'book' as "discursive, desultory, and saltatory." I was being punished for not just saying I jump around; write a little here, a little there. One day I have hit upon the real key and two days later (sometimes three) it is replaced by a far better idea. Get on with it.]
This 'book' is about orthobionomy and it is about Ortho-Bionomy®. More than that it is about the Body. Ortho-Bionomy® is a topic of limited, special interest. Orthobionomy potentially can appeal to a broader audience. All of us have a vested interest in the Body. Orthobionomy is (among other things) strategies to coax the Body out of its cartesian cage. I hope to avoid screeding about how this body has been foisted upon us for hundreds of years.
The vision is for Ongoingness; Life continuing on . . . .
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and, if I do not save it, I do not save myself. —JOSÉ ORTEGA Y GASSET
Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly. For some strange reason I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. And you can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be––this is the interrelated structure of reality.
—MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
Now, more than ever . . . our place in the universe and the place of the universe in us, is proving to be one of active relationship. That is more than a scientist's credo. The separateness of our lives is a sham. Physics, mathematics, music, painting, my love for you, my work, the star-dust of my body, the spirit that impels it, my politics, clocks diurnal, time perpetual, the roll, rough, tender, swamping, liberating, breathing, moving, thinking nature, human nature and the cosmos are patterned together.
—JEANETTE WINTERSON Gut Symmetries
What you do, what you become, is not my concern. –ROBERT MCCALL