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Alan Watts: "Awareness of our own existence is so superficial and so narrow that nothing seems to us more boring than simple being."

Via elephantjournal “As it is, we are merely bolting our lives — gulping down undigested experiences as fast as we can stuff them in —because awareness of our own existence is so superficial and so narrow that nothing seems to … Continue reading

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Rescue Department: We know about dolphins, but what about elk, and hippos? And even, some people!

Which brings us back to the question, just what is intelligence? It seems to me that intelligence runs through all of life, through everything, seeking expression via the various senses different species possess, whether animal or vegetable or rock, or … Continue reading

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GOOD NEWS: Lawrence Lessig's Mayday.us reaches funding goal; 26 game-changing games; "Corporate Octopus' wins prize!

Thanks to the extraordinary example of Aaron Swartz, Harvard Professor Lawrence Lessig had a dream, to reduce the influence of money in politics. This academic was so determined to follow his dream, that he became an activist. And now the … Continue reading

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Parading with the Corporate U.S. Flag, July 4th, 2014, Bloomington Indiana

  I ordered a corporate logo flag and it arrived a few weeks ago. Ever since then I’d been trying to find someone to walk with me and hold it, rather than put it on a pole, where I didn’t … Continue reading

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Filming Fireworks with a Drone — and PTSD

My son Colin sent me this, with the remark, “kinda beautiful to watch it.” Well yeah, I think cynically, finally a good use for this latest fiendish product of human imagination. So I started to watch it. And I did … Continue reading

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Paul Craig Roberts: For the U.S., patriotism = militarism

We will keep that equation in mind as we march with the Tenth Amenders and my newly purchased corporate flag — — in tomorrow’s parade. What I’m especially curious about: to see if the local police department has acquired on … Continue reading

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Diana Leafe Christian in Ohio, July 26: Workshop on Creating and Living in Community

It appears that the theme of “community,” one of my very favorites, is up for today. First, the death of Steven Gaskin, founder of The Farm in Tennessee, then an email from a friend in Seattle referencing a story about … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Steven Gaskin: Hippie Guru and Founder of The Farm in Tennessee

I note this man’s passing because I was there in spirit when Steven Gaskin led a calvacade of hippie conveyances across the U.S. I had devoured The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test in 1968, the saga of Ken Kesey and his … Continue reading

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