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The view from my back yard

Posted on March 23, 2018
The view from my back yard

When I gaze up into the trees from my backyard I’m always struck by the ways they grow into and towards the light. A very large... Continue

The view from my backyard

Posted on March 22, 2018

When I gaze up into the trees from my backyard I’m always struck by the ways they grow into and towards the light. A very large... Continue

Pot Shopping

Posted on March 8, 2018
Pot Shopping

My sister recently visited from New York, and was excited to see what an outlet for recreational marijuana looked like. Finding ourselves... Continue

Are you being too hard on yourself?

Posted on February 22, 2018
Are you being too hard on yourself?

I’m struck by how many people feel badly about themselves: thinking they’re failures for not “doing enough,”... Continue

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