Sunday, June 30, 2013

My Review of My Schizophrenic Poetry Book on Goodreads

Creeping Cadence and Cadence Continues: Poetry in the Life of a SchizophrenicCreeping Cadence and Cadence Continues: Poetry in the Life of a Schizophrenic by Nathan Coppedge
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Considering this is schizophrenic poetry, it does remarkably well. Readers may find that this is 'juicier' and more creative writing than many other sources, and also abstract. However, it's not as conventional as mainstream poetry books, as the title suggests. It doesn't feel like a publisher, it feels like an author. You get to be 'inside my head'.

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My Dimensional Philosopher's Toolkit Review on Goodreads

The Dimensional Philosopher's Toolkit: Or, the Essential Criticism; The Dimensional Encyclopedia, First VolumeThe Dimensional Philosopher's Toolkit: Or, the Essential Criticism; The Dimensional Encyclopedia, First Volume by Nathan Coppedge
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is genuine philosophy. I wrote it.

Coherent knowledge techniques using a diagrammatic method.

It makes Wittgenstein look nihilistic, and it makes Nietzsche look purposeless. It also provides a standard for re-interpreting how little Alfred Whitehead did with process philosophy.

Not metaphysics, but it does more with metaphysics than most works of philosophy have dreamed of.

Applies to theories of information, absolute knowledge, redefines syllogistic reasoning, and provides some good arguments for the partial failure of some traditional assumptions.

Overall, the best book of philosophy ever written (according to me).

Nietzsche is a better novelist, God is a better coherentist, but darn it this bucks the tradition. For a change someone (has) done something.

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My 1-Page-Classics Review at Goodreads

1-Page-Classics: A Compendium Including Original Works and Interpretations of Eastern and Western Classics1-Page-Classics: A Compendium Including Original Works and Interpretations of Eastern and Western Classics by Nathan Coppedge
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the only book in the world in which you can find The Mandate of Heaven.

Now you're supposed to get a narcotic mystical feeling, and a pull for adventure---

The only warning is, most of the book is devoted to philosophy. But it's pretty original.

There is an emphasis on literature which crosses the boundary between fiction and philosophy.

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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Epiphanic Formula Drek #1

Public relates to introspection as it relates to contexts of modular architecture and applied reference.

The euphesia (a concept between eudaemonia and phronesis) of public interface is a conjunction between either introspection and modular architecture, or introspection and applied reference. In the first case, euphesia is public the way introspection has private interface. In the second case, euphesia has an interface the way introspection has private publicity.

Here are options:

< Interface is determined in the second case to be a mental interface, and mentality determines the structure of buildings and applied references. This is a highly systemic view, but has interesting brokerage with structure in that structure becomes informational.

< Interface in the first case is public euphesia. And in this case, structure determines the nature of introspection and modularity. In this case, the result is a relation of spirit and space.

Combining the two results, we have spiritual spaces determined to be informational.

So either, in some sense, data determines feng shui, or spiritual program determines data.

Ideas: Info-shui, Hyper-church.

Now it seems there is a prerogative to add concepts of information and spirituality to get further results.

System-weather combines with dynamic existentialism.

Dynamic weather combines with systemic existence.

Applications-divination combines with variablistic evolution.

Variablistic-divination combines with applications evolution.

Accessory form combines with programmatic exceptionalism.

Programmatic form combines with accessory exceptionalism.

Archetypal psychology combines with casual politics.

Casual psychology combines with archetypal politics.

I commented

Mathematical Philosophy Blog, on the subject of philosophical idealism versus mathematical realism:

http://m-phi.blogspot.com/2013/06/is-space-form-of-external-intuition.html?showComment=1372530226138#c2087307638816762757

A More Careful Variation: Coherent Logic with Sixteen Categories

Using the same sixteen-category method:

D, C, B, A
H, G, F, E
L, K, J, I
P, O, N, M

Initially, the categories are reset to correspond with the numeric constituencies:

A-B-F-E is taken to be one category box (quadra diagram), say CC: [1.1] Purity, [1.2] Simplicity, [2.2] Reduction, [2.1] Nothing.

C-D-H-G is taken to be one quadra, say [1.3] Complexity, [1.4] Chaos, [2.4] Paradigmatics, [2.3] Usefulness.

K-L-P-O is taken to be one quadra, say [3.3] Perfection, [3.4] Order, [4.4] Architecture, [4.3] Justice.

I-J-N-M is taken to be a final quadra, say [3.1] Construction, [3.2] Ugliness, [4.2] Injustice, [4.1] Destruction.

Here are the results for the four either-or comparisons:

QUADRA 1
Simple purity is reduced to nothing, or
Nothing pure is reduced to simplicity

QUADRA 2
Chaotic complexity has paradigmatic usefulness, or
Useful complexity is paradigmatic chaos

QUADRA 3
Perfect order is the justice of architecture, or
Perfect justice is the architecture of order

QUADRA 4
Constructed ugliness is injustly destroyed, or
Constructed destruction is an ugly injustice

Now, I use the same balanced method, in which 1 must be abverse of 3, and 2 must be abverse of 4. This time, however, the result is more balanced in terms of the macro-level oppositeness:


A. Simple purity is reduced to nothing so that perfect justice is the architecture of order, when chaotic complexity has paradigmatic usefulness so that constructed destruction is an ugly injustice

B. Simple purity is reduced to nothing so that perfect justice is the architecture of order, when useful complexity is paradigmatic chaos so that constructed ugliness is injustly destroyed

C. Nothing pure is reduced to simplicity so that perfect order is the justice of architecture, when chaotic complexity has paradigmatic usefulness so that constructed destruction is an ugly injustice

D. Nothing pure is reduced to simplicity so that perfect order is the justice of architecture, when useful complexity is paradigmatic chaos so that constructed ugliness is injustly destroyed

Remember that, miraculously, sixteen categories have been reduced to four. There are two primary methods for interpreting the validity of the aphorisms. One is the value method, and the other is the equivalency method. In the value method, it is assumed or determined that one or another end has an advantage in defending a particular set of principles, typically the principles laid out by that description (say, A .or D.). The categories can be re-arranged by cycling them in the same linear positions, if a different value system is desired. The second method, equivalency, involves comparing the aphorisms for differential values. The equivalent sectors are accepted as the standard for comparing the two aphorisms, and the remaining descriptions are used as the primary character of judgment. Axioms can be used of the form that 'the terms differ by the degrees of separation' [in which D. is 1-degree different from A. and 2-degrees different from B.]

Note that, by using the words as variables which have assumed quantifiability, both the opposite subjects A-C and the opposite contexts B-D provide a ground for determining many truths on subjects related to the terms. However, in the case of a sixteen-box diagram, the following assumptions must be made:

A. Two opposites express the entire range of a given notional meaning.
B. What is not an opposite term for anything is determined to be a meaningless context. Note that oppositeness can exist in degrees and still fit into the system.
A. Modal variation allows for multiple opposites for a given term.
B. The terms chosen are in fact opposites, both on a sub-quadra and on a macro-quadra level. E.g. 1.1 opposes both 1.3 and 3.3, 2.4 opposes both 2.1 and 4.1, etc.

With that, it should be possible to assess the validity of the system. Purchases of the Dimensional Philosopher's Toolkit are encouraged for additional insight and organization.

Please cite Nathan Coppedge if this article is chosen for an essay.

I made excellent recommendations for 7th grade reading

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=Atq0ggj1D0rO_fjcLcVFBiXty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20130629082829AAQzHFp

Friday, June 28, 2013

For Those Interested in Dimensional Philosophy

I will give a full example of a means to formulate categorical deductions on a sixteen-category diagram. This will allow me (hopefully) to progenitate the method in light of disappointing book sales.

Also, I make the excuse that this expansion of the system is not present in the published book, and deserves recording somewhere. It seems unlikely at this point that I will have the opportunity to publish a condensed version of the methods, as I very much would like to. So here is a way of meeting the prospective reader half-way.

There is an initial context of sixteen categories. I will show how these reduce to four. The method has none of the weaknesses of permutation. The categories are listed in order of closest approximate axialarity, from the beginning point to the oppositemost point.

D, C, B, A
H, G, F, E
L, K, J, I
P, O, N, M

A-B-F-E is taken to be one category box (quadra diagram), say CC: Quantity, Texture, Quality, Amorphous.

C-D-H-G is taken to be one quadra, say Physics, Coherency, Abstraction, Correspondence.

K-L-P-O is taken to be one quadra, say Pessimist, Permanent, Optimist, Temporary.

I-J-N-M is taken to be a final quadra, say Perfect, Subject, Complex, Context.

First, a method yields the following for the first quadra:

Quantity-texture is an amorphous quality, or
Amorphous quantity is texture quality

Second, the same method yields the following for quadra number two:

Physics coherency is abstract correspondence, or
Physical correspondence is abstract coherency

Thirdly, the same method yields the following for quadra number three:

Pessimistic permanence is optimistically temporary, or
Temporary pessimism is permanent optimism

Fourthly, the method yields the following for the fourth quadra:

Perfect subjects are complex contexts, or
Perfect contexts are complex subjects

Since only opposites combine [If, as in the sub-methods, the four macro-categories express opposites, something I was not careful to ensure this time, but which is securable in many cases], and there are two choices for every four opposites when it is determined that the relationship is non-arbitrary by virtue of oppositeness, then there are four large categories produced from the initial sixteen categories:

A. Quantitative texture is an amorphous quality so that temporary pessimism is permanent optimism when physics coherency is abstract correspondence so that perfect contexts are complex subjects.

B. Quantity texture is an amorphous quality so that temporary pessimism is permanent optimism when physical correspondence is abstract coherency so that perfect subjects are complex contexts.

C. Meaningless quantity is texture quality so that pessimistic permanence is optimistically temporary when physics coherency is abstract correspondence so that perfect contexts are complex subjects.

D. Meaningless quantity is texture quality so that pessimistic permanence is optimistically temporary when physical correspondence is abstract coherency so that perfect subjects are complex contexts.

These simply go to demonstrate the method. They would be more rational if opposite macro-categories had been chosen, such as if 1.3 were a suitable but separate opposite from 3.1 (vs. 3.3). The numbers provide a foundation for organizing the properties of the boxes.

Notice again, that the product is four from sixteen, made possible because of the double-tier of oppositeness, a kind of effect in which it is determined that there is one and not two layers of significance. This is not the same as a failed method in which only a fraction of the categories are compared, or in which fallaciously opposites are only compared to opposites, or in which fallaciously any detail is reiterated.

The general form of categorical deduction seems to follow the formula "the nth root of n-dimensions", so 4 = 2, 9 = 3, 16 = 4. If this is the case, it could be considered flat and vastly efficient. This is essentially possible because the property of opposites is protracted over every dimension of the hierarchy.


A simpler example in the extreme is the case of the beautiful stoic, who is said to be sensitive to ugliness.

For those using this article, I highly recommend citing the author, Nathan Coppedge. Further information about how to operate categorical methods may be found in The Dimensional Philosopher's Toolkit (2013), available from Amazon.

I'm Re-Announcing

my new web domain at HYPERPHILOSOPHY.COM

Representing More than Three Contingencies

According to M-Phi: "Only three (and no more) co-ordinate axes can be placed perpendicularly to each other".  However, I find, that if the axes are bent and conceived to be spherically perpendicular (e.g. still dividing quadrants), then there may indeed be higher-dimensional exceptions to the three-dimensional rule. This is conventionally the domain of the hyper-cube, but factually, representations in this sense seem conceptually possible which are not merely three-dimensional, nor are dynamic in the fourth. Here is a diagram demonstrating:





Monday, June 24, 2013

Articles Published

Secret Principles of Immortality, Edition 22 Lingering concerns about death explored. Some modifications have been submitted to be re-published and are not yet published.

Secret Principles of Immortality, Edition 23 Immortality as a beauty contest.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Intellectual Stimulation

Japan and China thought of Zen, where now it means more than one thing.

Philosophy follows art the way religion follows the unknown.

'Bureaucracy' and 'newspaper' are equivalent categories, if you include government and brochures.

Where sex begins with words like 'mega' and 'fine', philosophy begins with words like 'meta' and 'physics'.

Answers to nothing are like not answering everything.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Statistical Significance

Up to 206 from 210 for 'dimensional' on Amazon books.

(That's the search rank, the sales rank is considerably lower, because it accounts for multiple types of search).

My theory tends to be concretist, in the sense that profound things dwell in the ordinary. So I find it VERY rewarding, when statistics pay off.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

My book, the DPT

was 210th for 'dimensional' on Amazon, which might be promising in the long term, assuming the rank doesn't slip. It's also 1st for 'dimensional philosophy'. At least on my computer.

Considering it's made two sales and two 5-star reviews, that's pretty good as things go.

I'd like to be much more popular when it comes to philosophy. I'm hoping my subsequent books help with that.

In other news, visits to my website nathancoppedge.com are sinking to around 30 per day, from 60-per-day two years ago. Hopefully things will improve.

Visitors, please check out my dimensional art gallery at http://www.etsy.com/shop/HyperCubism

Also, I recommend occsionally checking out my list of books and or perpetual motion designs at http://www.nathancoppedge.com

Monday, June 17, 2013

Underrated Technologies

External (electronic) brains

Associative stimulator

Pattern parser

Artificial trees

Entertainment emplacements

Digital-display paint

Electronic paper

Emotional and conceptual preference-based editing

Aesthetic parsing

Dynamic computer decoration (border interfaces)
     such as science-world or "immersive distractions"
     would plug in with user-data

Wireless-recharging lamp

Condensation tower (downdraft energy tower)


Advantages in Buying the Dimensional Psychologist's Toolkit (2014)

(1) Insight into meaningful existence, with critical insight.

(2) Ethical teachings in the form of a section on Moral Fibre.

(3) Useful categories of thought, reason, functionality, etc.

(4) Insight into effective therapy versus therapy pitfalls.

(5) Access to one of the secret techniques of psychic prediction.

(6) General theories and forms for reality-building.

(7) Empathic support on a number of subjects, including childhood development, sexual abuse, insanity, and coming-of-age.

(8) A systematized approach to understanding psychology as a whole.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

I commented on the nature of justice

http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/the-20th-anniversary-of-the-icty-by-aryeh-neier

Ambitious Disclosures

[1] Intellectual and Technological Aims

(A) Objective Knowledge Frameworks
          1. Unified system
          2. Perfected methods
          3. Generating data
          4. Customizable utility
(B) Interface Applications
          1. Knowledge immersion
          2. Specialized output
          3. Meaningful games
          4. Unique objects 
(C) Categorical Knowledge Applications
          1. Universal information
          2. Parsing for significance
          3. Computation archetypes
          4. Ergonomic Mind

[2] Financial and Marketing Objectives

(A) Increase the number of dimensional products
          1. Archetypal products
          2. Utility products
          3. Content products
          4. Design products
(B) Increase awareness of dimensional systems
          1. Specialized use
          2. Major functions
          3. Widespread use
          4. Classical reputation
(C) Create an independent resource pool
         1. Sources of funding
         2. Consistent funding
         3. Budgeted spending
         4. Bulleted options
(D) Found a Dimensional Institute
         1. Establish reputation
         2. Encourage innovation
         3. Support research
         4. Ongoing investments

[3] Sources of Funding

(A) Profit from Graphics
        1. Dimensional art production
        2. Categorical diagram posters
        3. Mathematical applications
        4. Popular applications
(B) Books, including an Encyclopedia
       1. Institutional image
       2. Educational interest
       3. Popular mythology
       4. Major investments
(C) Profit from Perpetual Motion (Volitional Energy)
       1. Seek examples of built concepts
       2. Support innovation with web information
       3. Defend concept ownership
       4. Encourage publicity
(D) Interested sources pending interest
       1. Value of methods
       2. Specialized knowledge (coherent proficiency)
       3. Applicability to products and virtual reality
       4. The need for a Dimensional Institute

[4] The Need for a Dimensional Institute

(A) Exponential computing
        1. Psychic prediction
        2. Constructive mapping
        3. Levels of reality
        4. Discovered utility
(B) Application to forthcoming technologies
         1. Knowledge Generator
         2. Qualia-parsing systems
         3. Index and universal information functions
         4. Custom applications
(C) Knowledge for artificial brains
         1. Omni-Science
         2. Rapid association
         3. Mental Health Systems
         4. Virtual intelligence
(D) A platform for perpetual motion and related archetypes
         1. Tourism
         2. Public service
         3. Knowledge propagation
         4. Education and research

[Another disclosure: I found a 5-leaf clover]

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Accomplishments Reacting Against Nature

Here I don't mean conventional un-environmental categories. Instead, I mean ideas which have not been promoted in nature, yet which may be advantageous. My method is typological, inspired in part by an architect's book called Siteless: 1001 Building Forms, which is remarkably creative. Here is the list:

Architecture, institutions, and applications

Industrial and aesthetic objects

Quality time, psychology, and info-culture

Volition, mathematics, and criticism

The soul, prudence, and mental powers

Electricity and other channels

Tactical and praxial knowledge

Politics, isms, memes, and tropes

Telepathy, Immortality, Invulnerability

Invisibility, Teleportation, and Perpetual Motion

Airplane travel, hovervehicles, espionage

Accomplishments of Nature

Earlier I described a series of intellectual and technical accomplishments, which are presumably in some form, based on nature. Scientists and religious adherents seem to agree that nature is 'more original' than humans, most of the time. At least, when you don't factor for time.

Here is an attempt to shortlist Nature's accomplishments:

The grid, tessellation, geometry

The globe, gravity, genesis

Combinatorial organization

Reaction, synergesis, mutation and reaction-time

Properties of matter

Digestion and excretion, cycles of substance properties

The senses, dynamic interactions of matter

Sexual makeup and disposition, exceptional characteristics

Thinking disposition, principle of guidance

Competition and ecology

Existentialism

Government

Disproof of Cantor's Diagonal Argument

A series of sets of infinite sequence is said to resemble the following:

s1 = (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, ...)
s2 = (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, ...)
s3 = (0, 1, 0, 1, 0, 1, 0, ...)
s4 = (1, 0, 1, 0, 1, 0, 1, ...)
s5 = (1, 1, 0, 1, 0, 1, 1, ...)
s6 = (0, 0, 1, 1, 0, 1, 1, ...)
s7 = (1, 0, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0, ...)

It is claimed that there exists a set which is not included in the list, which is simply the abversion of the nth-most digit in each set (where n resembles the set number).

What has not been considered is that the sets are not value-ordered as stated. In other words, what has been used is the most random form of sequence for the sets. The abversion then represents a sequence which is provable in the infinite, but not in the finite.

What is difficult about an infinite set when it is organized? Such a set is said to have infinite value without exception. Or perhaps the concern is the 'volume' of the set? Isn't it possible that Cantor is confusing one infinite with another? Infinite volume may not by countable, but infinite volume does not assume quantity at all. Perhaps it is about fundamental issues, rather than mathematics.

Here is a more adequate order:

0000
0101
1010
1111

Still more accurate is the following

0000
0001
0011
0111
1111

But, in an infinite set, why wouldn't the components consist of fractions?

For example,

010 could become
0, 1/2, 1/2, 0
0,1/4, 1/4, 1/4, 1/4, 0 etc.?

By assuming the numbers have no space, Cantor may be assuming that the numbers have no quantity.

Why would the boundary be a set quantity when there is no difference in the values? In other words, why wouldn't some parts of the set be larger than others? After all, that is already how the set is defined. That is the micro problem. But there is also a macro problem. In the case of infinite sets, there is a kind of Achilles and Tortoise problem in addressing not the adequate number of sets, but rather the contents of those sets. This may cause confusion if it is not understood, e.g. if the order of the sets is arbitrary, then we must conclude that the contents are arbitrary. But if the order of the sets is ignored, the conclusion is that an arbitrary result is rational, and explicative. But that is not the case.

In the case of an infinite set these are uncountable sets, because they must be counted from last to first to ascertain value. This is what is called the entity problem in mathematics. In other words, several conflicts emerge: [1] There is a difference between a decimal set (a 0-dimensional value) and a first-in-sequence set, the second type being more geometric and less arbitrary, [2] The notion of set is affected by the concept of set, e.g. separability versus repetition and potentially still further concepts, in the case that the numbers are conceptualized, [3] The notion of set may admit to areas of numbers more than sequence of numbers, unless these sequences are seen to be 0-dimensional, or to describe multiple sets simultaneously.

The general observation is that there is a degree of arbitrariness in considering sets as though they exist in a categoric sequence without making efforts to address the quantity property of such categoric organization.

Again, it seems that the order given in Cantor's diagonal argument, at least within wikipedia, is too arbitrary to constitute a categorical set. This may be called the categorical criticism.

And, if an actual categorical organization can be conceptualized, how is it uncountable? It must simply be determined that it has volume when it is infinite.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

A Note on Previous Three Blog Posts

They are a set: Past, Present, Future.

Contributions to Future Technology and Society

Here are some ideas that might develop as a function of the best current trends:

Hyper-Dimensional Landscape.

Steps Towards Universal Logic.

Aesthetic Parsing (Prima Facie).

Psychic Literature.

Interface Landscapes.

Appropriate Ownership of Belongings (Designer Objects).

Casual Employment.

Payed Citizenship.

Emplaced Virtual Locality.




Contemporary Contributions to Intellectualism

Here is a list of ideas I have been considering new on the scene:

Hyper-Expression and Data Idealization.

Qualia Parsing.

Exceptionalism (Its Own Discipline).

Quadratic Categorical Economics.

Situationist Techno-Politics.

Graphic Computing (Semiotic Causation).

Interface Interface (Public Interface, and Intermediate Interface).

Info-Objects That Parse Themselves for Significance.




Historical Contributions to Intellectualism

Here is an attempt to be brief about the actual significant accomplishments of intellectual history:

Quantity and Basic Arithmetic

Logical Syllogisms

Permutation

Reductionism

Sample Category, Organization

Paradox, Speciousness, and Fallaciousness

Statistics

Set Theory

Alchemy, Advances in Chemistry

Political Ideologies Based on Power and Economics

Modern Psychology

Appreciation of Beauty in Literature

Calculus

Physics

Appreciation of Beauty in Math

Computation, Recursion

Hyper-Mathematics (recently)

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Brief Dimensional Guide to Improving Virtual Reality

Sometimes it seems like I spend half the year brainstorming on virtual reality. It's certain a prevalent metaphor these days, although I don't have many projects related to the subject. I have decided mostly to keep the virtual with the virtual, which is naturally what happens anyway. Although I have had concepts of combining electronics with Starbucks to equal public interface (beyond public networks). Also, there have been articles posted in various places about the concept of gamification, which integrates nicely with the borderline between the virtual and the physical or actual.


Here are some concepts for improving virtual reality, interface, and electronic games:

TOOLS:
Creativity: Designer tools for philosophy, gaming, graphic design using standardized functions.
Powerful Functions
Expanded function for unique objects, emotions, and affiliations, also based (originally) on customizable parts and powerful functions.
Locations that parse tools or associate inventories, for the purpose of designing new tools, part of the general tool-making production.

LANDSCAPE:
Tailoring / Uniqueness (scenario editing).
Switch-Out / Integration with Reality.
Conceptualism: emergent functions, emergent objects.
Special platform landscapes for introducing new principles.

MODULE:
Tolerance: How to make bad things work.
At Home: Bee-hive of preferences, local designer locations---e.g. attached to person.
Ritual Planning: Customizable Ambiance Way-Points with an Arbitrating Function.
Curatorial computing of significant objects / information could integrate with education.

NETWORK:
Interpreter of Avatars (Sophisticate).
Interpreter of Locations (Architect).
Interpreter of Information (Psychic).
Experimenter who purposefully combines avatars, locations, information for various individual's benefit (Theorist).

My Posted Royalties for the First Quarter

I have earned $7.16 royalties in the first quarter of 2013. I had hoped to do better, but if my Amazon statistics are correct, I have at least two sales in the second quarter, meaning that I'll meet my $10 minimal goal for the summer.

Money from writing means a lot more to me than regular money. Even so, it would be much more respectable if I could call it a career.

What is despicable is that I've made more money than 7 dollars selling books that I printed myself. This isn't the right kind of profiteering. Authors should make money, publishers should earn money.

I can't believe that the slips of paper I gave away recently advertising 1-Page-Classics have not resulted in a single sale over a three-day period.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

I'm trying to enjoy my supposed literary life

because, compared to three years ago, I'm officially a writer.

Yet, I have to consciously decide, even at this point.

For, I haven't made money, and I don't have what can be called widespread popularity.

I'm sipping a delicious red tea which is caffeine free, and eating the remains of a very dark brownie.

Perhaps this is what the average Yale student might do on an afternoon, minus the calculus, and minus some of the prestige.

Perhaps I can fulfill the commercial image of someone 'living a life' in an artistic sense, even if I am not fulfilling it in the genuine sense of intangibles---or what might seem tangible to an economist, activist, or biographer.

It is not futile emotionally, but it has a pique of dissolution, only in an abstract sense, but not a very personable one.

Sometimes I decide that my life is complex. But it has none of the trappings of complexity. Someone might take an ersatz angle, and interpret that my writing and artwork make me complex. But I don't have French like Picasso, I don't have the courtship of Shakespeare or the architecture of Matisse.

My dissolution is that I lack fame. I can feel it breathing through a filter in a cobblestone corner near some drainpipes.

How much more I would be if I were merely interpreted to be great! This expression has been echoed before by poets at least.

I'm Anxiously Anticipating

several book reviews, spread over several different book projects.

Much seems to depend on the response.

Terrell Ward Bynum and J.J. Sylvia IV seem to have agreed to write short blurbs of the Dimensional Philosopher's Toolkit, which I intend to include in my submission materials to Barnes & Noble. Both have expressed some signs of resentment. It would be very encouraging if the reviews were positive.

Samantha Kusiak has agreed to write a review of the 1-Page-Classics on Amazon.

June 2013. The first major authorship attempts lie in the hands of other people.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Tentative News and Disappointing Sales

I posted at Bill Gates' Twitter account. I know there must usually be counter-measures or something. Some of my ideas seem high-profile to me, so I try to push them around.

Meanwhile, I haven't had a book sale since May 16th.

I'm looking for interested readers for my Dimensional Philosopher's Toolkit, 1-Page-Classics, and Creeping Cadence (three different books).

All available on Amazon.

Author profile with links to the books: http://www.amazon.com/Nathan-Coppedge/e/B007SN7UTQ/