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The devolution of consciousness

Posted on February 7, 2018
The devolution of consciousness

A modern, widely-held assumption is that human consciousness has evolved for the better. When we examine the past and find patterns... Continue

Mother Earth’s Hot Flash

Posted on January 22, 2018
Mother Earth's Hot Flash

“Whew! Is it just me, or is it hot in here?” asked Mother Earth, mostly to herself. She’d been hot before, of course,... Continue

Nearing 70 but still livin’ in the 60s

Posted on January 8, 2018
Nearing 70 but still livin' in the 60s

The 60s changed my life, or more correctly, the 60s changed my mind. I am a member of the “love generation”, that cohort... Continue

The Democracy Experiment

Posted on January 4, 2018
The Democracy Experiment

For almost the entirety of human history governmental systems have not been democratic. Though we in America like to think of Ancient... Continue

Authoritarianism in America: The view from 2050

Posted on December 22, 2017
Authoritarianism in America: The view from 2050

“Many consider the elevation of Voice of America (VoA) to the status of the official domestic news organ of the United States... Continue

Things to Come

Posted on December 18, 2017
Things to Come

What-Has-Been opposes Things-to-Come, while at the same time What-Has-Been creates Things-to-Come. Things-to-Come makes What-Has-Been... Continue

Welcome to the Dark Side

Posted on December 7, 2017
Welcome to the Dark Side

Women have been putting up with piggish men for a long time; do you recall the cartoon showing a helpless woman being dragged by the... Continue

On ants and massacres

Posted on November 23, 2017
On ants and massacres

Speculation and conspiracy theories naturally flow from horrific massacres such as occurred in Las Vegas: Steve Paddock was trying... Continue

Getting a grip on suffering

Posted on November 8, 2017
Getting a grip on suffering

Are we doomed to suffer? There seems to be widespread belief that suffering is the nature of human experience; (a) we are all born... Continue

Sonoma Valley’s fires and The Black Swan

Posted on October 25, 2017
Sonoma Valley's fires and The Black Swan

My wife and I moved to Sonoma in April of 1990 after purchasing a six-room bed and breakfast inn on West Spain Street. It was later... Continue