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Confessions of a cactus and succulent nerd

Posted on September 20, 2017
Confessions of a cactus and succulent nerd

I recently returned from a five-day convention of the Cactus and Succulent Society of America, held in Tempe, Arizona. That’s... Continue

Virtual Reality is dead; long live Augmented Reality

Posted on September 14, 2017
Virtual Reality is dead; long live Augmented Reality

Things move so quickly in digital technology that yesterday’s fad is old hat before it’s even reached maturity. Such is... Continue

Three-brained beings

Posted on September 6, 2017
Three-brained beings

The mystic teacher G.I. Gurdjieff wrote of “three-brained beings” and their difficulties. Though his teachings were given... Continue

Our 21st Century, post-modernist mess

Posted on August 31, 2017
Our 21st Century, post-modernist mess

The world has been in trouble before. Every century has had its share of discord, warfare, violence and mayhem, punctuated by periods... Continue

When Fascism arrives at the ballot box

Posted on August 24, 2017
When Fascism arrives at the ballot box

I once wondered how a modern, 20th century country like Germany morphed into an amoral, industrial-style genocide factory during Adolph... Continue

Your life as an amoeba

Posted on August 17, 2017
Your life as an amoeba

Amoebas, as you likely know, are one-celled animals you can only see with a microscope. Tiny enough to swim freely in a drop of water,... Continue

It’s so easy being green

Posted on August 11, 2017
It's so easy being green

Sunlight began to slide across the grassy hillside and Jens felt the first stirrings of energy returning. His mind began to clear... Continue

The responsibility of leadership

Posted on August 3, 2017
The responsibility of leadership

As we witness the clown-like leadership circus happening in Washington D.C. it’s worthwhile to reflect on the leadership of... Continue

Men’s war on women

Posted on July 27, 2017
Men's war on women

Men’s war on women did not begin with Donald Trump, far from it. Its roots are Biblical and mythological, bound up with creation... Continue

Sonoma, Super-Sized

Posted on July 20, 2017
Sonoma, Super-Sized

Since its beginnings, Sonoma has been a small town. It once was the county seat, long ago, but that role fell to Santa Rosa and, well,... Continue