Monthly Archives: October 2022

Our ‘Pathetic’ Species

the Inlet Theatre in Port Moody, near my home; photo for Google Maps by Malvina This evening I’m walking to the theatre, and thinking about how the arts evoke certain emotions in us. It’s dark already, and now that rush … Continue reading

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Talking With Those Who Disagree With You

Resilience co-editor Bart Anderson recently sent me a link to an article by astrophysicist Ethan Siegel called Four Rules of Persuasion, which Ethan developed mainly for dealing with people who spread, and believe, mis- or disinformation. His preamble: The large … Continue reading

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Ten Things That Astonish Me

photo by Mitchell Kaneshkevich Thanks to PS Pirro for the prompt for this post, asking us what still astonishes us; here’s my list: The realization that everything we think of as real is either just an appearance (like separate ‘things’ … Continue reading

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This Body Takes Me for a Walk

another radical non-duality post, for no reason So I watch this apparent body as it rides down the elevator and takes ‘me’ for a 90-minute round-trip walk to the shores of Burrard Inlet, the closest reach of the Salish Sea … Continue reading

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Has the Global Caste War Begun?

This is a follow-on to my article The Caste War for the Dregs. cartoon by Fergus Boylan In my recent article, I suggested that there is an intuitive but broadly-felt sense that our civilization is on its last legs, and … Continue reading

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Links of the Month: October 2022

cartoon by Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell Sometimes when I write these monthly posts I catch myself reacting strongly and negatively to what I’m reading and writing about. You can probably detect that in the links below about John Bolton, Johnson & … Continue reading

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The Only One Who Really Knew Me At All

How can you just walk away from me, when all I can do is watch you leave? ‘Cos we’ve shared the laughter and the pain and even shared the tears. You’re the only one who really knew me at all. … Continue reading

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The Caste War for the Dregs

(photo from U. Berkeley, with this caption: “New study reveals the brain mechanism that makes rats feel empathy for other rats, yet refrain from helping rats they deem to be outsiders. Photo by Inbal Ben-Ami Bartal”) When scientists put rats … Continue reading

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None of the News That’s Fit to Print

If you read blogs and other information sources regularly, it’s probably because you know you’re not getting the information you want from media publishers, either mainstream or alternative/independent. As I wrote last year, media publishers can no longer afford to … Continue reading

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Imagining the End of the Journey

council of clan mothers in post-civ culture; diorama from Afterculture In a new article, Rhyd Wildermuth acknowledges that he has had to deal with a lot in his life, from horrific precarity as a child to brutal abuse as a … Continue reading

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