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it’s always ourselves we find in the sea

maggie and milly and molly and may

maggie and milly and molly and may
went down to the beach (to play one day)

and maggie discovered a shell that sang
so sweetly she couldn’t remember her troubles,and

milly befriended a stranded star
whose rays five languid fingers were;

and molly was chased by a horrible thing
which raced sideways while blowing bubbles:and

may came home with a smooth round stone
as small as a world and as large as alone.

For whatever we lose(like a you or a me)
it’s always ourselves we find in the sea

ee cummings

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Seasteading Book

From [Patri’s blog](http://patrissimo.livejournal.com/1260782.html):

> Since hiring nthmost, eelcoh, xleste, radiantsun, and Max to work for TSI (offices are a bit busier these days!), I’ve been able to delegate lots of major projects and get lots of writing time in on the book, yay!

> As a result, I’m getting close to the point where I’ll be ready for feedback on the new version of the seasteading book. If you’re highly interested in the topic and motivated to read rough prose and give substantial feedback, read and summarize relevant books in our area, that sort of thing, …

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Seasteading And The Wall Of Dirt

I have [a post up at Let A Thousand Nations Bloom about how seasteading is the opposite of the Berlin Wall](http://athousandnations.com/2009/11/09/seasteading-and-the-wall-of-dirt/):

> The Wall thus represented the brute force attempt of the USSR, purveyor of an inferior product, to lock-in its customers. It was literally, directly, physically a means of increasing the cost of switching government.

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