Tuesday, February 19, 2008


Wikipedia's entry on synchronicity has this to say:

The idea of synchronicity is that the conceptual relationship of minds, defined by the relationship between ideas, is intricately structured in its own logical way and gives rise to relationships which have nothing to do with causal relationships in which a cause precedes an effect. Instead, causal relationships are understood as simultaneous — that is, the cause and effect occur at the same time.

Synchronous events reveal an underlying pattern, a conceptual framework which encompasses, but is larger than, any of the systems which display the synchronicity. The suggestion of a larger framework is essential in order to satisfy the definition of synchronicity as originally developed by Swiss psychologist Carl Gustav Jung.

The reason I bring this up is that I'm having "issues" getting my hands on the City of Utica's press release criticizing the OD for ignoring it's press releases. A press release we're now supposed to ignore, since it's been dropped into the memory hole for reasons unknown. I was in the middle of swapping another round of emails with City Hall when this popped up on the OD website:

The state’s top expert on open government will speak publicly Monday, March 10, at SUNYIT in a forum on “Open Meetings and Records Access” sponsored by the Observer-Dispatch.

Robert Freeman, executive director of the state Committee on Open Government, will speak in an event that will feature a panel of local government representatives and citizens who have sought to obtain documents from area cities, towns, villages or school districts.

The event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at Kunsela Hall.

As my neo-hippie stoner friends would say, "Dude, it's like total synchronicity! There are no coincidences, no randomness...it's all part of the karmic plan."