Monthly Archives: April 2021

Do It Anyway

The late Charlie Cole’s iconic Tiananmen Square photo The title of this post (a quotation misattributed to Mother Teresa) has been used to inspire the disheartened, the ignored, the unrecognized, the intimidated, and the reticent. It may actually not be … Continue reading

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If We Had Honest Headlines: The Global Decline of Real Journalism

Palestine’s shrinking borders due to Israeli occupation. You won’t see this map on mainstream sites. The 2011 unoccupied areas match those of the Wikipedia map dated that year. The mainstream media, which have long been used as house organs for … Continue reading

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Compassion

This is a sequel to Bark Bark Bark Bark Bark Bark Bark. image from piqsels, CC0 One of the reasons I like talking with, and reading the works of, radical non-duality speaker Tim Cliss, is his compassion. He comes by it … Continue reading

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The US Republican Party Slides into Fascism

photo by Noah Berger for AP There is a perverse tendency in human nature for people who distrust and hate government (many of them self-described “libertarians”) to embrace fascism and other forms off totalitarianism and authoritarianism. First, there is an … Continue reading

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Need to Know

cartoon by the late Charles Barsotti One of the most interesting insights that arises from studying radical non-duality and our lack of free will, is that all of our attempts to make sense of things, to know things, so that … Continue reading

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Bird Stories

Bowen Island causeway — photo by my friend Judi Gedye in the Undercurrent Monday has become my day for what I am calling “mindless wandering”. The term is a bit of a spoof on the absurdity of “mindfulness”. My objective … Continue reading

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Links of the Month: April 2021

Well, what can we say? Biden continues to bomb and starve millions of women and children in Yemen, through its corrupt Saudi proxies. Israel tries to sabotage Iran’s nuclear facilities, again, to try to foment a US-Iran war. Biden sabre-rattles … Continue reading

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Gaslit at Every Turn

from GapingVoid.com by Hugh Macleod   In his comment on this cartoon, Venkatesh Rao wrote: “Organizations don’t suffer pathologies; they are intrinsically pathological constructs. Sociopaths, in their own best interests, knowingly promote over-performing losers into middle-management, groom under-performing losers into sociopaths, and leave … Continue reading

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I Still Don’t Want to Hear Your Story

painting “In Deep Conversation” by Irish artist Pam O’Connell Seven years ago, I wrote a post called Why I Don’t Want to Hear Your Story, describing why bios, OKCupid profiles, and other mostly ‘past-tense’ stories of what you’ve done, are not … Continue reading

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Notes From the Rising Dark, Pt 1

subdivision in Cathedral City CA; aerial photo by Damon Winter in the NYT An Imagined Letter from COVID-19 to Humans (by Kristin Flyntz) Stop. Just stop. It is no longer a request. It is a mandate. We will help you. … Continue reading

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