A space for conversations in a time of global disruption
The Great American Dream only will thrive in grounds
of flexibility and change -- not stagnant solutions
and patented mandates confining imagination/
creativity -- binding spirit/soul in oppressive
thickets and bogs of excessive self-interest
where lifewinds/waters cannot freely flow.
The whole earth is in motion. How can we be otherwise?!
More upheaval is pending: hurricanes, tornadoes,
floods, tsunamis, volcanoes, fires,…
Added by k. allen on July 5, 2015 at 11:30 — No Comments
From The Wildernist:
Editors note: This essay, written by one of our magazine editors, articulates why scientific thinking is an important tool for individuals and groups hoping to do something about the havoc industry has wrought. Several times it mentions a "revolutionary ecological analysis," a reference to the budding …Continue
Added by John F. Jacobi on June 17, 2015 at 22:57 — No Comments
........from the Chapel Hill Newspaper, Opinions, May 29, 2015
Creatures of the Earth
Homo sapiens sapiens is a part of – not apart from – all life and the Earth, having evolved here as has every other form of living thing, human beings arrogantly and mistakenly see ourselves as altogether different, separate and superior. This view of humankind is illusory. Our fate and…
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Lately I seem to be having a lot of discussions both online and in person about hope (or lack of) and karma.
Personally I don't believe in karma, I think it is just a "fairytale" we tell ourselves to assuage our powerlessness and our guilt that we have resigned that power and are not taking even the actions which we could. When you look around, the "bad guys" have won and we are all complicit. Where is the karma?
I suppose this grows out of my despair, I see no happy ending…Continue
Lots of things have changed around here, from our name to our editorial philosophy. Here's a list of the changes:
Added by John F. Jacobi on March 15, 2015 at 12:06 — No Comments
You can find a new post on this subject at the new Unpsychology publication on Medium. Its a reflection on the kinds of psychology and therapy we might need and…Continue
Added by Steve Thorp on February 20, 2015 at 18:00 — No Comments
I'm posting !
The significance of that announcement can be found in a comment I posted on Steve Thorpe's page when we became…Continue
Added by Angela Noelle on February 7, 2015 at 18:36 — No Comments
It's getting on for four years since I posted anything on this blog but I haven't stopped thinking and writing about how to change the world and I thought I'd put some links here to what I've been doing since.
In late 2013 I made a Submission to the Law Commission with suggestions for…Continue
Added by Malcolm Ramsay on February 3, 2015 at 13:49 — No Comments
You spread your wings to fly,
there where one was the sky
Without sun there is no light,
only clouds of ashes and night.
Fly, Fly little bird,
although your wings are broken,
into this madness you are stirred,
dead on the ground, you are the omen.
You search for woods and prey
but you only…
Added by Igor Babić on January 22, 2015 at 14:00 — No Comments
They're paving paradise -- cutting a parking lot into our forest in order to appease those off-road wreckreationalists, and the environmental hypocrites still have their blinders on!Continue
Added by Monica E. Craver on January 18, 2015 at 1:00 — No Comments
Please check out some of my poems on my new website: http://www.dylanwilloughby.com/poetry.html
Added by Dylan Willoughby on January 15, 2015 at 20:51 — No Comments
Here is a link to my latest song, "Flown," as premiered on KCRW in LA: http://bit.ly/FlownSoundCloud
Added by Dylan Willoughby on January 15, 2015 at 20:49 — No Comments
Every autumn butterflies came into our house
Looking for shelter and warmth
We pick them up and put them outside
Then they freeze to death
The one summer there were no butterflies at all
No one knows what killed them
We know though in trying be kind
We killed the last ones
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This series covers the displacement of the Chagossian islanders as the US and UK build a joint military base, Diego Garcia in the early 70's.
The battle goes on .....as Chagossians continue to work today to have a right to go "home" and tend the graves of their ancestors.
I spent several years interviewing elders in Mauritius and the UK, as well as attending the Conference at VU University in Amsterday - w/ Amnesty International....
Added by Valerie ariel Van Haltern on October 24, 2014 at 15:05 — No Comments
Dark Mountain folk, you might be interested in this project Rima and I have hatched: the Hedgespoken travelling off-grid theatre (and home...) It's our venue for storytellings, music, theatre, puppets, subversion and reinvention... Yes, a vehicle for the imagination. Coming soon to an edge-space near you!
Have a watch of our…Continue
Added by Tom Hirons on October 19, 2014 at 19:58 — No Comments
I'm surprised by the emotions. I suppose I shouldn't be, but somehow I still am. Sadness. Grief. Fear. These are the things that greet me.
I've always been a thinker. I've always had an academic awareness of the usual suspects. In recent years, I've even moved up to an awareness of the root problems. The idea that civilization itself was fundamentally suspect and that there…Continue