Monthly Archives: October 2021

Ten Questions I’m Thinking About Now

me with my latest creation These days I try not to think about the future — it only creates anxiety and there’s no way to predict it, or really even prepare for it. And I’ve long given up trying to … Continue reading

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CoVid-19: The Long Road Ahead

As we head into another winter season of the pandemic, there are a number of scenarios that might play out from here. We are still enormously ignorant about many important facts about the virus and the pandemic, but some things … Continue reading

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History is Just Another Story

image by Neil Howard on flickr CC-BY-NC2.0 As its etymology suggests, history and story are really the same thing — “a narrative of what was seen and known”. A narrative is a form of sense-making, “connecting” the threads of what … Continue reading

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What the “Supply Chain Problem” is Really About

One of the promises of unregulated extreme capitalism is that problems of supply and demand will always “work themselves out” in an unregulated market, and hence that any market regulation will necessarily make things worse. The idea is that where … Continue reading

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Links for the Month: October 2021

cartoon by the amazing Will McPhail (his new book’s now out) It’s very strange regularly being triggered into a state of anxiety, while “knowing” intuitively and intellectually that there is nothing to be anxious about. It’s very strange dealing regularly with … Continue reading

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Bad News

cartoon by Bill Bramhall in the NY Daily News I confess: I am easily seduced into fear over the vast amount of, and seeming power of, misinformation and disinformation in our modern world. As the US and other parts of … Continue reading

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Resenting Our Dependence

How we did this before civilization culture (30,000 years ago) How we do it now under civilization culture Learning and staying informed self-directed, with self-selected mentors dependent on massive hierarchical education systems and dumbed-down mainstream media Making a living simple … Continue reading

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The Seductive Promise of Dialogue

my representation of the key elements of David Bohm’s Dialogue methodology, using some of the Group Works  facilitation cards The origin of the word dialogue has nothing to do with “two”, or even with “conversation”, but means simply “through reasoning … Continue reading

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The Problem We’re Trying to Solve

This is a work of fiction. The avatars above and below were created using Picrew “Dad — can I ask you something?” “Of course” “My mentor team has suggested I participate in a new program called Evolving Avatars. You know … Continue reading

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We All Have Indigenous Wisdom

The word indigenous literally means “born of a particular place”. We may, most of us, be disconnected from the natural world in which we were born and in which we live now, and we may be ignorant of, and even … Continue reading

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