Author Archives: Dave Pollard

Tim Cliss at the “Nothing Conference”

Following are some edited excerpts from Tim Cliss’s recent talk at the Nothing Conference, which brought together (on Zoom) many of the other leading speakers on radical non-duality, including Tony Parsons, Jim Newman, Andreas Müller, Kenneth Madden, Frank McCaughey, Richard … Continue reading

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The End of Ideas

I believe in intuitions and inspirations. I sometimes feel that I am right. I do not know that I am… I am enough of the artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is … Continue reading

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A Humble Look at Systems Thinking and How Change Happens

photo from a women’s march, source not cited As a student of history, I’m always a bit astonished to discover how much things have changed in a seemingly short period of time. Not always for the better, of course. But … Continue reading

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Links of the Month: September 2020

Oh won’t you come with me, where the Wood River flows? We’ll watch it meander slowly, as the sky turns from red to dark. And as that sun goes down, we’ll throw our arms around each other and tell the … Continue reading

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What If Trump Wins Again?

New Yorker illustration by David Hornsby “I remember a time when everybody knew their place. Time we got back to that.” — supporter of the incumbent American president the day after the 2016 election, cited in Caste Our universal propensity … Continue reading

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Give the Kids a Break

I wonder if there has ever been a generation that didn’t consider the generations that followed it to be spoiled, selfish and hopelessly foolish? With cases of CoVid-19 surging in many areas that thought they’d escaped or moved past the … Continue reading

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We Contain Multitudes

sun flashes, blinks, glimmers through aspen leaves rustling in late summer breeze sparrow watches me below watching her all this complexity, undirected stunning complicity of countless cells, looking after each other, creating more of their kind, doing what they do … Continue reading

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When the Aliens Come

photo by Mitchell Kaneshkevich When I was younger, I used to fantasize about our beleaguered planet being visited by aliens. Even as a child, I had a better-than-Hollywood imagination — my envisioned aliens never looked in any way humanoid, and … Continue reading

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What’s the Best Possible Outcome?

I’m a member of a Meetup group that is exploring various aspects of a non-hierarchical, self-organized approach to creating and operating business and other organizations, that is casually known as Teal, and is based on the book Reinventing Organizations. At … Continue reading

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Reflections From the Future

this is a work of fiction, and a continuation of the previous story The Lost Tribes Fieldnote 12 September 2092 I wonder what people living in 2020 might think if they could see what the world looked like today, 72 … Continue reading

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