Category Archives: Our Culture / Ourselves

Conversation and Silence, Part Two

This is the second part of a two-part post; part one is here. (photo of Killarney Lake by fellow Bowen Islander Jason Wilde) If I stay here long enough I will learn the art of silence. When I have given … Continue reading

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Conversation and Silence, Part One

This is the first part of a two-part article. photo by Maren Yumi on flickr CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 It’s been a few years since I last wrote about conversation. I don’t see nearly the value in conversation that I used to. I … Continue reading

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The Death of Truth: A World Where Lying Pays

The character that is not me lies in the sun on the warm tropical beach, listening to the roar of the surf. It has no choice in this — it is conditioned to prefer warmth and sun and surf over … Continue reading

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The Language of our Eyes

image from pixabay CC0 I’ve written about body language before. It’s fascinating to study the unspoken messages we send with our eyes, our faces, our tone of voice, our hands, and our whole bodies. But it can be dangerous (and … 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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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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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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