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pulse

you have tethered the big rubber dinghy to a tree on the sea shore so it floats, just off the beach and the three of us climb aboard and, as you insist, put on silk blindfolds and nestle down on … Continue reading

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The Jellyfish, the Silverfish, and Me

photo by Mitchell Kaneshkevich About 650 million years ago, jellyfish evolved with, most likely, the first eyes of any creature on the planet. At first, apparently, these were only capable of  distinguishing shades of light and dark. It is not … Continue reading

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The Not-So-Incredible Adventures of Equani-Mouse

cartoon by Felicia Bond on wikimedia, CC-SA 3.0 The people were worried. The Evil Drumpf had seized power in the kingdom. He had installed his corrupt Minions in positions of power, and was plundering the Commons and threatening war with … Continue reading

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The Only Life We Know (edited repost)

This is a tightened-up version of a (completely fictional) story I wrote in 2004. Still not entirely happy with it, but I can’t let it go. A while ago I was sitting in a hotel bar and the guy sitting … Continue reading

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Story-Telling

There are two large cutouts, facing each other, each bearing the identical likeness of a person known as Dave. One is labelled “Dave the Creature”. In Natural Reality there are no creatures, just oneness, no thing separate at all, just … Continue reading

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Gabi’s Letter

Dear, sweet Ren, I hope you slept well last night  8-) I thought about what you were saying last evening about the non-duality stuff, and about how hard it was to explain the whole thing about not really having free will, … Continue reading

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The Other Extinction

image by Marsel van Ooosten via overgrowthesystem.com “Listen to this,” Ren said, looking up from his laptop. “This cog scientist Donald Hoffman ‘has spent the past three decades studying perception, artificial intelligence, evolutionary game theory and the brain, and his … Continue reading

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play date

image by Ed Gregory from pexels — CC0 licensed The shirtless stranger walks along the beach and when he passes you, as you are sunning and picnicking with your two friends he smiles and waves You smile and frown back, … Continue reading

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augury

painting by Dmytro Ivashchenko on wikimedia — CC-by-SA 4.0 It’s 80 degrees on the quiet sand, at midnight but the wind is howling and the rain is starting up again There is no one on the beach — it’s usually quiet … Continue reading

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Birds of Kaua’i

Part of my practice of noticing is taking photos of birds (and other living creatures). Here’s what came into view today by the beach near Kapa’a: plumeria blossoms golden plover, locally called the kōlea ubiquitous zebra dove delightful songbird, the white-rumped … Continue reading

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