Monthly Archives: January 2009

Links for the Week — Saturday January 31, 2009

BLOG Links for the Week — Saturday January 31, 2009 This world is fucked. Maybe it’s the endless brutal winter getting to me. Maybe it’s my resultant lack of exercise. Maybe it’s the total absurdity of the belief that Obama … Continue reading

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A Short History of Earth

BLOG A Short History of Earth There is greater difference between the genetic code of the cholera bacterium and the tuberculosis bacterium than there is between the genetic code of the human being and the potato.         … Continue reading

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Conjurer

(slightly edited Jan 2017) BLOG Conjurer cartoon by charles barsotti; purchase his remarkable work here You say you want it fixed. It is not good enough, you say, it does not work the way it was supposed to, the way … Continue reading

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a faerie story

BLOG Senses and Dreams asherah, fae of the kaitka, called up to her winged friend kraka. she was looking for advice. kraka scooped her up in his wings and hoisted her onto his back. together they swooped down the hills … Continue reading

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Links of the Week — Saturday January 24, 2009

BLOG Links of the Week — Saturday January 24, 2009 Value of leading banks’ shares 2007 (blue) and today (green). Thanks to Rob Paterson for the link. “Thoughtful Blogs” challenge: The mainstream media continue to view the blogosphere as an … Continue reading

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The Ideology of Growth

BLOG The Ideology of Growth The BRIC countries (Brasil, Rossiya, Bhārat (India) and Zhōngguó (China)) and their economic areas of influence. Today I attended an invitation-only forum on the future of Canada. It was attended by many of Canada’s business … Continue reading

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Becoming Light

BLOG Letting Go Photo by Kevin at the Bastish blog. For the past 40 years, I’ve led something of a double life. On the surface, I’ve lived and worked mostly within the system, adhering to social norms of behaviour, holding … Continue reading

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A Post-Civilization Story

BLOG A Post-Civilization Story The following story, reproduced by permission, was written by Usul of the Blackfoot, about life after the collapse of our civilization. It is part of a longer exploration that describes our unsustainable civilization, why romantic neo-primitivism is … Continue reading

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Links of the Week: Saturday January 17, 2009

BLOG Links of the Week: Saturday January 17, 2009 How to be an artist: Jen Lemen provides the 25 steps to persevere and become an artist. The step that goes with the picture at right: “Beware of words you put … Continue reading

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Consensus Decision-Making: A Critical Capacity for the 21st Century

BLOG Consensus Decision-Making: A Critical Capacity for the 21st Century consensus flowchart by tree bressen In our modern society, there are five distinct ways that decisions get made. Each entails power dynamics, and make no mistake: Decision-making is all about … Continue reading

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