Monthly Archives: November 2016

The Other Extinction

image by Marsel van Ooosten via “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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My Best Stuff

I‘ve spent the last few days re-reading about 300 of what must be at least 2500 posts on this blog. I started it in February 2003, churning out short articles an average of at least once a day until 2007, … 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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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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Fall Out

In recent weeks I’ve heard laments from several colleagues that their lives are so busy (mostly with the needs of of the moment — family, personal, health, financial and workplace struggles, and keeping their homes and other stuff in working … 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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The Four Denials

Earlier this week I was interviewed by Carolyn Baker for her New Lifeboat Hour podcast. The 33-minute podcast is now edited and up here. This is the first time I’ve tried to weave in collapse and complexity theory with non-duality. It … Continue reading

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Updated Bio

image courtesy I was interviewed yesterday by my friend Carolyn Baker for her New Lifeboat Hour podcast — I’ll post more about that when the podcast and YouTube video go up. When we spoke, I realized that my bio … Continue reading

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microscopic photo of a tardigrade, a recently-discovered clawed bear-like aquatic creature about 1/16 of an inch long, that has been found thriving everywhere, including places of extreme cold and pressure; in poor climates they self-dehydrate to tiny condensed size and … Continue reading

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I Love You, Even Though There Is No You

We are one person, We are two alone, We are three together, We are for each other. — Stephen Stills, Helplessly Hoping Some self-proclaimed non-duality ‘teachers’ play a bit fast and loose with the terms ‘I’ and ‘you’, possibly because … Continue reading

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