Author Archives: Dave Pollard

The Technologies I’ll Miss

photo from the good folks at pixabay As our civilization slowly falls apart over the coming decades, there are some technologies I will miss a lot more than others. Some of these are obvious — it’s now hard to imagine living … Continue reading

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The Fortune-Teller

This is a work of fiction. Image from Max Pixel, cc0. Photoshopped with ‘watercolour’ effect. I had noticed the lemonade stand each time I had passed, but I hadn’t had time to stop before. It was an impressive stand, by … Continue reading

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Self-Impression

cartoon by the late, wonderful Charles Barsotti This past weekend I attended a get-together of about 20 enthusiastic, knowledgeable people on the subject of radical non-duality, organized around the (rare) visit of Jim Newman (Non-Duality Dude) to North America. The message … Continue reading

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On Compassion: Michael Dowd Sermon

Michael Dowd based his sermon this past weekend on my Cultural Acedia: When We Can No Longer Care post, focusing in particular on the eight essential human needs listed above. He outlines a naturalistic, holistic, ecocentric approach to coming to … Continue reading

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Conversation

artwork from a collection of Nick Smith, possibly by John Wareham “Hey, haven’t seen you in ages. How are you?” “Well, I’m still the world’s most blessed agnostic, lost and scared, hopelessly dreaming of impossibly peaceful and beautiful places and … Continue reading

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True Story

Cartoon from poorlydrawnlines. Tell me the true story, about the time when that man Took you in to lend a hand, and how you took him for a spin And that money you saved you stole from him… Tell me the true … Continue reading

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The Agnostic Game

This little guy, unlike ‘us’, is completely immersed in the game of life; while he thinks and feels and senses, he takes nothing personally. He is just a part of all-that-is, in no way separate. His life, unlike ours, is … Continue reading

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May I Ask a Question?

Image from pixabay by Dean Moriarty, CC0 My friend Ben Collver recently loaned me a book called A More Beautiful Question, by Warren Berger, that arose from some ideas in Warren’s blog. The book is specifically focused on questions that spark business … Continue reading

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Non-Duality Dude: A One-Act Play

image from Pixabay, CC0 (Scene One: Mid-afternoon, summer. The main floor of a small, open concept house. A forest is visible through the picture window; the sound of surf can be heard in the background.) (Characters: Darien, an aging hippie, … Continue reading

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Links of the Quarter: September 2018

Cartoon by Hugh Macleod from Gaping Void Physicist Sean Carroll, a leading-edge thinker and researcher on quantum mechanics and astrophysics. just did a podcast in which he says: You want to know why the universe is, you’re not going to … Continue reading

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