Trust

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America-the-Beautiful-Quarters-Obverse-Designsome american coins say ‘in god we trust’. hah! if we are so trusting, why do warships have thick, steel hulls? why have warships at all? maybe god helps those who help themselves, those with warships, but i don’t think so. maybe trust between humans is not a divine matter.

(mis)trust. maybe it’s cultural, maybe it’s biological. maybe nature or nurture requires both cooperation and competition. if so, when do we trust (cooperate) and when do we mistrust (compete)?

or maybe cooperation is a better strategy than competition. or vice versa. or turn, turn, turn: maybe there’s a time for cooperation and a time for competition (sure wish i knew when). okay, we don’t live in such a trusting world right now, with our warships and grenades and automatic rifles and so on, our war toys, but maybe someday.

however, there are seeds of trust, of cooperation, locally, globally. they need nurturing. or is this futile, is war in some way a certainty in our species? is war absorbed through our learning or rooted in our culture or fuelled by our testosterone or fixed in our dna? do we war or trust?

Music

fiddle-diddle-deeMusic MondayFiddle Diddle Dee.

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trischka-and-grismanTony Trischka and David Grisman.

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david-grisman-quintetDavid Grisman Quintet, 1977-10-23.

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buffy-saint-marieBuffy Sainte-Marie, Power In The Blood.

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rta-from-fbrinsethealgorithm, Black Nimbus.

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rich-brown-on-bassRich Brown, Lua.

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jaco-pastoriusThe WDR Big Band plays the music of Jaco Pastorius.

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bruce-cockburn-from-www.truenorthrecords.comBruce Cockburn, They Call It Democracy.

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Tuesday, 2015 May 5

Pete Seeger NYWTSthe day before: read about pete seeger (pictured–it was his birthday on sunday); played trivial pursuit with db and sh; watched the agenda (male brain, female brain), is your brain male or female?, and into the mind (emotions).

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pacrim1-from-oasishd.ca.the day of: played chess with db; watched
the water brothers (the least deadliest catch), a park for all seasons (pacific rim), the agenda (young brains, young minds), and genetic me.

Wednesday, 2015 May 6

dbd-eliminate-drm International Day Against DRM (Digital Rights Management or Digital Restrictions Management). DRM–on Netflix, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, and others–controls your viewing, listening, copying, and sharing (instead of you controlling them).

Buffy_Stretch-300-credit-Denise-Grant_0430105426217_16x9_620x350-from-cbcsusan to toronto; reading the intro to national geographic’s field guide to the birds of north america (4th ed.) and life lessons from buffy sainte-marie (pictured), such as, ‘ignore the corporations and listen to yourself’.

MPFN Outing to Matchedash Bay-pic-by-ken-from-wp

Midland-Penetanguishene Field Naturalists outing to Matchedash Bay, 2015-05-02. (tx, sh)

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Thursday, 2015 May 7

buffy-sainte-marie-brownWe need ‘our sense of humour with us all the time. And that’s what sustains us, I think, even in the face of tragedy.’ Buffy Sainte-Marie adds: ‘You’ve got to keep playing so you don’t turn into a corporate cog. That’s the real gift, that sense of play’.

puggle-from-ottawadogblog.cank and i took oscar for a walk while they lopped branches next door; u-s; km (with supper by cam).

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Friday, 2015 May 8

MIDWIFERY-900-from-huffpost.combb. cam posted really cool pictures of midwives. she and km dropped in. we three played scrabble.

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vanier-and-gulls-from-larche-caOh yeah. Friday. Lots of email. Vanier: ‘There are old people who are anxious and bitter, living in the past and illusion, who criticize everything that goes on around them. But there are old people with a child’s heart, who have used their fdavid suzukireedom from function and responsibility to find a new youth. They have the wonder of a child but the wisdom of maturity as well.’ Suzuki: Citizen science connects ‘curiosity and concern for the planet with meaningful scientific pursuits.’ DefectiveByDesign: ‘Yesterday, people all over the world spoke out against Digitadbd-eliminate-drml Restrictions Management [DRM] … a landslide of community activism in support of media users’ rights.’

Saturday, 2015 May 9

bumble-bee-1-300x199-from-nature.orgbg and pf. bb. guesthouse volunteer appreciation buffet. reading about the plight of the bumble bee and what we as citizens can do, such as planting native wildflowers in your garden and submitting a photo.

IMBDposter 2013International Migratory Bird Day.

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Sunday, 2015 May 10

White carnation

Mother’s Day was the idea of ‘Anna Jarvis, a schoolteacher who had lived with her mother for most of her life…. The first Mother’s Day celebration was held at Anna Jarvis’s church on May 10, 1908, and at the end of the service Anna Jarvis gave each mother a carnation, because carnations had been her mother’s favorite flowers.’
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rootlessroot-in-chinese-from-catb.orgreading rootless root. guess i was hacker. i’m definitely an ifnj.

Monday, 2015 May 11

Tennō Kōan thumbkoan (KOH-ann)–Japanese paradox.

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into-the-mind_1-from-tvoki. rn. first trike ride of the year. watched into the mind (mind control).

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One Response to Trust

  1. suehirst says:

    A most interesting and eclectic mix of topics and links, as usual!!  Thanks,Sue

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