Monthly Archives: December 2016

Wendell Berry: On the Interdependency of Cultural and Natural Cycles

I’ve always known that what we are doing here in Green Acres Village is radical. Rad-ical, i.e., “to the root,” and therefore very hard to put into practice unless one is willing to uncover and discard layer upon layer of … Continue reading

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As we usher in 2017, destiny dances on the head of an Obama/Putin pirouette

I laughed out loud when I saw that Putin had not only refused to expel 35 American diplomats in a diplomatic tit for tat, but he also invited their children to the Kremlin for a New Year’s Eve party.  I … Continue reading

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As Obama fades out, do we Go Nuclear?

It may be that humanity’s obsession with nuclear energy is our way of making sure that, sooner or later, we realize that in order to truly learn how to fully live, we must wake up, inside each and every moment, … Continue reading

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Green Acres Village: Long awaited announcement!

Early this morning, I looked outside my living room window, to see the Sun lighting up the arch of the garden gate. Hard to see in this photo (it’s positioned in almost the very center), but imagine it, please! That … Continue reading

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Prince Ea: The blessings of our discomfort with Trump

This is exceptional! Thanks to Ted. “The choice is ours. Either Fear or Love.”

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Will Trump Transform American Foreign Policy?

Let’s hope so. It is the main reason, that, though I did not vote for either him or “her,” I was very glad that he won. Re: Tillerson for Secretary of State, see Steve Pieczinek: Rex Tillerson Is A Good Choice … Continue reading

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Heads Up! “Operation Cankles”!!!

Another hilarious satire about “those damn Russkies” and how they mess with U.S. elections. This one stimulated extended giggles. “Operation Cankles” — Russian Intervention Exposed Did the Russians really rig the 2016 US election? The Daily Telegraph’s Tim Blair exposes ‘the … Continue reading

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Might recent tragic events ignite the common space of compassion?

I can’t help but wonder about the timing of first, the assasination of the Russian ambassador in Turkey on December 19th; second, the suspicious “suicide” of the NATO chief auditor in charge of counter-terrorism on December 23rd; and third, the … Continue reading

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Obama and Putin: Up close, and personal — and poisoned

I pointed out in a post on the astrology of Vladimir Putin that as a martial artist, he knows exactly what he is doing, and can boomerang the energy of an opponent with skillful moves that involve the least effort. Both … Continue reading

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Assange: How “heads of institutions or policy” maintain the appearance of power

One metaphor in the final paragraph of  an Italian publications’s poorly translated, recent interview with Julian Assange riveted me. Indeed, pondering its implications filled me with energy! I put the metaphor in bold. The rest of the interview is also well … Continue reading

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