John Ray, in 1671, extracted pure acid by the spiritous distillation of crushed red ant remains. What have I done, today, as acerbic or sodding perfect? As consummate, complete, thoroughgoing and stark, as virtuous and undiluted? Where has time gone, immaculate and symphonious?

We retreat to synthesize commodities and knit, the world described as indescribable, (or perhaps an oasis of awesome: approachable by all, one or none.)

Skeps of Ogilvie Sisters
Swarms under canopy
Dysphoric thorax-fecundity
Colony collapse, nave and apse
No honied commodity


A student of mine a while back created a conceptual book about contagion. It had beautiful and seemingly blank white pages and was bound in a deep black velvety paper binding. On each page was printed very subtle white-on-white imagery, almost imperceptible, which you had to carefully hold in order to view up close. What wasn’t evident through either sight or touch was that the black covers, front and back were impregnated with dirty black pigment. As you leafed through the white pages, you left the residue of your touch throughout the book. The object became an archive of its own use, a concrete illustration of the imperceptible virulence of contagion.

Spore Transmission

Hypha Networks Spawncast from Subterranean Spore Farms

Mycelium Drift

The multidimensional nature of the culture of the root is little recognized to this day within task and technical-advisory groups. Root culture is seen to improve (and ensure) coordination among various organizational strata. “Hyphae-running” is known to disambiguate formulation strategies while hairy root spawn rewards stakeholders by fostering innovation leading to deeper level interrogative. Questions frequently asked include:

        • What were the implications of mass running?
        • What results accrued through “wood-shed” methodology?
        • How did observational speed affect recorded results? (see “micron-signaling”)
        • Was there an effective use of known root resource?
        • Should objectives, frequencies, or methods remain unaltered for septic spawn situations?
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