Al’s thoughts were often ACROSS disciplines. The expression of these appeared as “metaphors” that brought new insights into the human condition; others were phrases that highlighted needs for survival of humanity. He also created several metaphors that he felt captured an important insight into reality. Here are some of his favorite metaphors and “alert” phrases, most resulting from his many conversations.


  • Air-Lock Metaphor
  • Meta-Language
  • Departure and Return
  • Width of Now
  • Watersheds
  • Facetism