Monthly Archives: October 2012

we are like mushrooms

we are like mushrooms for we appear to be individuals but really, deep down, we are part of one another   our atoms have been around for billions of years we think we are a flash in the pan but … Continue reading

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griffin & sabine et cetera

some of these correspondences are physically challenging because they are in envelopes, which require both dexterity and sinisterity, but even greater is the mental challenge, for i may be in a rut, a very deep rut, created by what i … Continue reading

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‘find your purpose and live it out’

when it comes to earth, we are reminded that there is no planet B, there is no alternative.  we have to live with our mistakes as well as our successes–image by Chris Yakimov via Flickr from davidsuzuki.org so what can … Continue reading

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Review of Fresh!

We gathered to watch Fresh! at Chigamik on Oct. 20th, Saturday night, followed by a circle where the presenter challenged each of us, like Will Allen in the film (that’s him on the right; he grew up in farming but … Continue reading

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dirt!

watched dirt!, which emphasized that all life comes from–and depends on still–dirt. ‘we are dirt.’ in fact, there’s a winemaker in california who tastes the dirt that grows the grapes that makes the wine. what happens when you break that … Continue reading

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Review of A Short History of Progress by Ronald Wright

Wright writes well. I imagine he gets up in the morning, chomping at the bit to get writing. Why wait? His excellent craft is only half the story, though, for his great writing is married to great ideas. Ideas we’d … Continue reading

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ooopps

‘hope drives us to invent new fixes for old messes, which in turn create ever more dangerous messes. hope elects the politician with the biggest  empty promise; and as any stockbroker or lottery seller knows, most of us will take … Continue reading

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a short view

really short, like now. not 65 million years from now, not even 65 years from now, but right now. wright writes well. i imagine he gets up in the morning, chomping at the bit to get writing. why wait? but … Continue reading

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gauguin’s questions three

you mean there’s some room in all this doom and gloom? to answer ‘where are we going’, wright sets out to answer the the first and second of gauguin‘s questions three: ‘d’où venons-nous? que sommes-nous? où allons-nous? (where do we … Continue reading

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a long view

started reading a short history of progress [ashop], and as i was saying at the coffee shop, i hold humbly onto a long view that dinosaurs were here 65-220 million years ago, and that life on earth is what? about … Continue reading

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