Monthly Archives: February 2021

Reminder

This is a follow-up to my story The Fortune Teller. It is a work of fiction. It was raining, and the strain of the pandemic and all the extra things to remember was finally getting to me. I’d just come … Continue reading

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We Are Our Story

What I have called Civilization Disease is, I think, inextricably connected with humanity’s delusion of self and separation. Here’s what I think led to that: Nature is always trying out new possibilities and variations in the endless search for a … Continue reading

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Has Our Diet, and Too Many Antibiotics, Made Us More Vulnerable?

This is the 16th in a series of articles on CoVid-19. I am not a medical expert, but have worked with epidemiologists and have some expertise in research, data analysis and statistics. I am producing these articles in the belief … Continue reading

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Links of the Month: February 2021

To the Thawing Wind by Robert Frost Come with rain, O loud Southwester! Bring the singer, bring the nester; Give the buried flower a dream; Make the settled snowbank steam; Find the brown beneath the white; But whate’er you do … Continue reading

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Why We Don’t Do What We Don’t Do

New Yorker cartoon by Kendra Allenby Last night, trying to fall asleep, I started thinking about some of the things I know I would enjoy doing once the pandemic’s over — but probably won’t actually do: Learning to memorize a short … Continue reading

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More Crossword Cleverness

I read recently that the editor of the NYT crosswords changes, on average, half the clues provided by crossword creators, before they’re allowed to be published. From what I’ve seen, that has not improved them. The editors tend to be … Continue reading

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The Nature of Emotions

A rat who is working for food suddenly hears a warning signal followed by a shock he can do nothing to avoid. After it stops, he goes back to working for food. But soon, even the sound of the signal … Continue reading

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Healing From Ourselves

An attempt to make the subject of radical non-duality a little more accessible, and a little less annoying. Image by Rahul Bhaisare from Pixabay CC0 The wounded surgeon plies the steel That questions the distempered part; Beneath the bleeding hands we … Continue reading

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We Know What We Don’t Want

Ingrid Michaelson in her enormously-fun video of the song Hell No! signs the word “no”. If you want to know the meaning of the other useful ASL signs in the images below, you’ll have to watch the video! In a … Continue reading

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The Public Will Never Go For That!

posters for Victory Gardens 1943; download an entire 1943 Victory Garden manual here I‘ve often been accused of being a defeatist. I don’t believe the collapse of our civilization in this century can be avoided. I don’t believe that our … Continue reading

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