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Stephen Lauf

My Retirement at Ury So Far
2021 - 2024

In the immediate hour after the dramatic event that occurred at Ryerss Library April 20, 2024, while I was very distractedly trying to make some eggs and bacon, I noticed my neighbor Susan outside mowing her lawn, so I went out to say hello and tell her that she might want to disassociate herself from me because, as of earlier today, I am now public enemy number one at Ryerss Library, to which Susan instantaneously responded, "Oh, why is that, because you're smarter than they are?" Having just been given pause, I eventually said, "Well, I suppose that would be one way of putting it." Later, after Susan finished her lawn work and I finished eating my late brunch, we hung out a bit in her back yard, initially for Susan to show me where tiny birds were flying in and out from under one of my roof shingles--I've been hearing them in one of my office walls mostly in the mornings for over a week now--but we also just talked about getting-old/retirement stuff. We both agree that it's very important to remain hydrated. (Take that any way you want, Just kidding.)

I know of at least one instance where Miers Fisher mentioned the need to go through Bustleton on his way back to Ury from town. This means that instead of turning true north onto the Oxford "Indian" trail, Miers continued up the Frankford "Indian" trail for about a mile before turning north onto the "Indian" trail that is now Bustleton Avenue. I really wish I knew the Lenni Lenape names for these historic trails, because I'm pretty sure they already had them.


Hello Yura,
The quick answer to your request for permission is a respectful and cooperative yes! I'm most interested to see how you will be using/interpreting ďThe Timepiece of Humanity.Ē
I would also like, however, to use our cooperation as a project of opportunity for me to 'artistically' express my reaction to being part of "Stellar Revenge."
I still have to compose my ideas, which I hope to send to you within the coming week, but I can start with the following anecdote:
Although I had no name for it at the time, the theory of chronosomatics first occurred to me in 1981, when I was living and working in Washington DC for the summer. It was not till years later that I first read the phrase "a timepiece of humanity" within a translated excerpt from Velimir Khlebnikovís "The Tables of Destiny" published in October 27. It immediately occurred to me that I too have been thinking about and formulating a "timepiece of humanity," and thatís when I began to write my ideas down.
While Iím collecting my thoughts, I would greatly appreciate your telling me more about "Stellar Revenge."
Iím so happy and grateful that you contacted me, and, although the thought never occurred to me before, it feels to be perfect that The Timepiece of Humanity/theory of chronosomatics will be, for the first time anywhere, formally presented in Russia.
Yours truly,


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