Monthly Archives: August 2020

Give the Kids a Break

I wonder if there has ever been a generation that didn’t consider the generations that followed it to be spoiled, selfish and hopelessly foolish? With cases of CoVid-19 surging in many areas that thought they’d escaped or moved past the … Continue reading

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We Contain Multitudes

sun flashes, blinks, glimmers through aspen leaves rustling in late summer breeze sparrow watches me below watching her all this complexity, undirected stunning complicity of countless cells, looking after each other, creating more of their kind, doing what they do … Continue reading

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When the Aliens Come

photo by Mitchell Kaneshkevich When I was younger, I used to fantasize about our beleaguered planet being visited by aliens. Even as a child, I had a better-than-Hollywood imagination — my envisioned aliens never looked in any way humanoid, and … Continue reading

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What’s the Best Possible Outcome?

I’m a member of a Meetup group that is exploring various aspects of a non-hierarchical, self-organized approach to creating and operating business and other organizations, that is casually known as Teal, and is based on the book Reinventing Organizations. At … Continue reading

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Reflections From the Future

this is a work of fiction, and a continuation of the previous story The Lost Tribes Fieldnote 12 September 2092 I wonder what people living in 2020 might think if they could see what the world looked like today, 72 … Continue reading

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The Lost Tribes

this is a work of fiction:  I’ve been re-reading Alan Weisman’s The World Without Us, written in 2005; it speculated then on future human population limits then when the population was 6.7B. It is now more than a billion people … Continue reading

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Links of the Month: August 2020

Turn away from your animal kind, Try to leave your body just to live in your mind. Leave your cold cruel mother earth behind, Gaia. As if you were your own creation, As if you were the chosen nation. And … Continue reading

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Is Consciousness a Mental Illness?

Perhaps my most annoying exploration of radical non-duality yet. Thanks to Richard for the lovely graphic. As I think more about the message of radical non-duality, I’ve started musing about the nature of consciousness. We humans of course think of … Continue reading

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The CoVid-19 Endurance Test: Will We Pass It?

brilliant illustration by Nan Lee in the New Yorker The global social distancing effort has been one of humanity’s greatest collective achievements. I don’t think any human endeavor has ever saved so many lives in such a short period of … Continue reading

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