Author Archives: Dave Pollard

First, Unlearn

two children of deaf adults (CODAs) teach each other ASL; photo by daveynin on flickr CC-BY-2.0 There’s a reason it’s so much easier for young children to learn things like new languages. They haven’t already “learned” the one best way … Continue reading

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Links of the Month: March 2021

And when everyone’s racing and you join in If you can, try running with a smile Because there is a danger in going too fast Getting too far ahead can set you back — Ellis Delaney, Right on Time CIVILIZATION’S … Continue reading

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Bark Bark Bark Bark Bark Bark Bark

image from piqsels, CC0 I don’t handle stress well, and  don’t like surprises. The three words that probably best describe me are lost, scared, and bewildered. Small upsets may cause me to overreact and to stew for hours or days. … Continue reading

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The Right to Die

Stand back. This is a rant. You have to wonder what kind of society you live in when you have the right, even if you are a psychopath, to buy and maintain an arsenal of machine guns, but you don’t … Continue reading

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Can We Change Our Conditioning?

Swayed in part by Melissa Holbrook Pierson’s book about how animals (including humans) are conditioned, I have been writing a lot lately about the fact we have no free will, choice, or control over what the creatures whose bodies we … Continue reading

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The Four Impossibilities

I‘m going to tell you some stories. All stories are untrue, but sometimes they may be useful. I’m going to use these stories to try to describe the message of radical non-duality, so that perhaps you might understand the message. … Continue reading

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Nostalgic for 2019

You know all that stuff that’s being written about the “return to normal” after CoVid-19? You know, the mainstream media’s endless blather about stock market indices and the “return to growth” (that indicates they still don’t appreciate that our all-for-the-1% … Continue reading

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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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