Monthly Archives: June 2018

How Our Bodies Sense the World, and How ‘We’ Misinterpret It

Las Vegas street mural “sensory perception” by Jef Logan; flickr photo taken by wiredforlego CC BY-NC 2.0 When we look out over the sea, listen to a song, touch a pinecone, smell the salt air, or taste a raspberry, we perceive what our … Continue reading

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Links of the Quarter: June 2018

multimedia reprocessed/washed/painted photo produced by my friend Ron Woodall Carlo Rovelli is a highly-respected theoretical physicist whose work is focused on the concept of quantum gravity. Each book, in which he writes about his latest thinking, is stranger than the last. … Continue reading

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Plus Ça Change

photo by the author “Everything had changed, but nothing seemed different” — Meg Hutchinson, True North Lately I’ve been reading back over some of the old posts in this 15+ year-old blog. Some of what I wrote still mostly makes … Continue reading

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Cultural Isomorphism

New Yorker cover by Charles E Martin from September 11, 1971 During today’s conference call of the Municipalities in Transition group, I had the pleasure of being introduced to Tom Henfrey of the Schumacher Institute, who introduced us to the term “coercive isomorphism”. … Continue reading

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Dean Walker Interviews Dave on Collapse, Grief & Non-Duality

This is a long (55min) and very indulgent interview that Dean did with me last week. He asks great questions, and lets me ramble on (perhaps a bit too much). It’s probably the closest to the real “me” that’s ever … Continue reading

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Useless Advice

I am watching a pair of violet-green swallows trying to get to their nest, which happens to be in the powder room vent of my house. Swallows have nested there every summer I’ve been here, though it means a sudden … Continue reading

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