Monthly Archives: May 2015

The Patriot Act Debate: Let’s give the finger to FEAR

I love that some humans actually use their imaginations, and that they do so to nudge us to laugh in the face of the terror that, for example, Obama conjures, when he warns of the usual danger of “undermining,” get … Continue reading

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New Perspectives Department: Imagine yourself inside this other being

Thinking Like A Watershed ” This is why I turn white with foam and why they named me ‘Blanco.’ “ May 31, 2015 by Albert Bates peaksurfer β€œThe main challenge to rational planning for flood risk in the country is … Continue reading

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POEM by Pablo Neruda: Keeping Quiet

Can you imagine, a moment like this, observed everywhere, not speaking? And “not moving our arms so much”? Blessed be!       KEEPING QUIET by Pablo Neruda Now we will count to twelve and we will all keep still. … Continue reading

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U.S. Oil and Gas Pipeline Incidents since 1986

What could possibly go wrong? Animation Shows Every Oil and Gas Pipeline Incident Since 1986

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A talk by Shunyamurti: From Permaculture to Premaculture

Update 5/31/15: Watched it early this morning. Still don’t know what “premaculture” means, but loved this line: All the particles of being are the waves of beauty and joy of the one ocean of pure consciousness that we are that … Continue reading

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OOPS! NSA admits it’s drowning in data! Now what?

Isn’t this just the perfect climactic predicament of a technocratic society that values “facts” at the expense of values, perspective and imagination? Data points eventually do tend fill up any space to the point where the entire screen turns black. … Continue reading

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This morning, 8.5 (or 7.8) EQ Japan follows other very recent large EQs and volcanic eruptions. CERN-related?

Update, same morning: WOW! Check out Mike Lewinski comment below post. Especially love his final comment: “So, maybe we’re the earth’s way of conducting more advanced physics experiments, and that’s just her excitement.” Do YOU feel destabilized? Does our society … Continue reading

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LOCAL: Signing and Surprise at City Hall

On my way to meet podmate Katarina and our HAND Department helper Vickie at City Hall this morning for the official signing of our Neighborhood Improvement Grant β€” “Start a huge, foolish project”: Grant Application Successful β€” for five signs … Continue reading

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So, shall we introduce ourselves?

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Why didn’t Sister Bernita respond to my question this way?

Poor Sister Bernita, in charge of 60 squirming first and second graders in St. Edwards School, Twin Falls, Idaho, 1948. As the oldest child of the nuns’ doctor, I was favored, sat in one of the front seats. I was … Continue reading

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