Monthly Archives: February 2022

Too Much In Our Own Heads

Image by Jeniffer Wai Ting Tan from Pixabay Over the past fifty years we have seen the explosion of social media, virtual realities, live-streaming, YouTube, online gaming, and ‘virtual’ relationships. That has brought about a great shift of our attention … Continue reading

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We Are Not Our Selves

Yeah, yeah, OK, move along, nothing to see here. Just some lunatic asserting that nothing is real. image circulating on FB, original source not cited; it’s photoshopped — it didn’t actually happen One of the questions that radical non-duality speakers … Continue reading

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Visiting the Fjord

topographical map of the Burrard Inlet, image from UBC what will become of those who cannot learn the terrible knowledge of cities — Richard Shelton, Requiem for Sonora When I lived on Bowen Island, I could look out my window … Continue reading

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What’s Left When the Myths Are Gone

Following is a somewhat edited version of a reflection I shared with my friend Paul, about the proliferation of the “We all need to…” posts that I satirized in my post yesterday. I should note that, for at least the … Continue reading

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You, Too, Can Be a Mainstream Media ‘Influencer’!

Yes, this is a satire. cartoon in the New Yorker by Will McPhail Tired of being inundated with (and led around by the nose by) the blatherings of lying politicians, slick propagandists, megalomanic tech billionaires, badly dressed ad-men, neckbeard con … Continue reading

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Links of the Month: February 2022

Drawing by Rebecca Clark, who has a new book out.  “Relax — nothing is under control” goes the poster, with a picture of a serene robed Buddhist meditator. The US is clearly sliding into fascism. The left is now seemingly … Continue reading

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we do what we do

I took this shot a while back I stroll along the river shore and wonder: Is there anything the plastic human brain cannot be made to think, believe, and hence to do? Any atrocity, any outrage, any cruelty? There are … Continue reading

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commute

crows at the end of their daily commute to their nighttime roost at Still Creek, from this wonderful video by Daphne Xplores fifty crows suddenly land on the rooftop, all around me a cacophony of raucous sound and the fluffing … Continue reading

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Propaganda: How the CBC and Other Western Media Are Played

collage of logos of mainstream media by EJN (“what we really need in our profession are more skilled reporters”; “stories are the programming language of humanity”) My first inkling that private and state-owned western media were being played came during the … Continue reading

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Need Want Love

photo from pxhere, CC0 I promise, this isn’t a pop psychology post. I won’t try to tell you that love is when you need what you want and want what you need. Blargh! In a healthy world, there are no … Continue reading

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