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You Can’t Lose Anything

Memento Mori  – Remember that you must die. In truth, you can’t lose anything. Because you never really possess anything. One day you’re going to die. You’ll leave this world and all the stuff in it. Anything you think you own is, in reality, only temporarily yours to experience. Our belief that you can “own” […]

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Work In Progress – Dark World Poem

All around Is quiet. Close, quiet dark. Thick and soft Nothing but this space. Meanwhile in the world Everyone is staring. No one is seeing. Catatonic Industrial Institution Send out for HELP. Caustic tears Closing fears Eroding the spirit of love. The world she asks You to compromise yourself daily In a thousand tiny moves. […]

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Dumpster Divers

Yesterday I saw a video of a reporter covering what’s going on in NY city since storm Sandy blew through. People were climbing into dumpsters to get food.  The reporter made a big deal out of this.  He kept talking about it as if it were the most fascinating and horrific action.  Someone ought to […]

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Pecans & Ivan Illich

Full Moon. Today was cool and sunny.  It was a real nice day.  My parents visited and we cooked hamburgers on our little charcoal grill. The pecan trees are starting to drop their bounty.  Picked up 6 lbs of nuts (technically they’re a drupe).  This is just the beginning.  There are 15 pecan trees here. […]

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Sack The Next Farm Please

“Also it is commonly believed that happiness depends upon leisure; for we occupy ourselves so that we may have leisure, just as we make war so that we may live in peace. ”  (Aristotle. Ethics. book X,vii) I don’t think humans have changed much in the time since we’ve been writing stuff down.   We have the […]

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Links About The Collapse of America

A Forbes article about the Shadow Economy….a.k.a. Underground Economy, Black Market,  System “D”. http://www.forbes.com/sites/benzingainsights/2011/11/07/rise-of-the-shadow-economy-second-largest-economy-in-the-world/ A Forbes article about the Shadow Economy….a.k.a. Underground Economy, Black Market,  System “D”. http://www.forbes.com/sites/benzingainsights/2011/11/07/rise-of-the-shadow-economy-second-largest-economy-in-the-world/ The Underground Economy IS the place to be.  It’s growing because the conditions are ripe. Great post about the “soullessness of Americans”. http://hipcrime.blogspot.com/2012/01/soulless-or-why-americans-love-vampires.html I agree.  I feel […]

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Social Hermit

“My passionate sense of social justice and social responsibilty has always contrasted oddly with my pronounced freedom from the need for direct contact with other human beings and human communities”  – Einstein I hear you E. I’m critical of humanity/people.  Passionately interested in this human experiment.  But tending to get really wiped out energetically by […]

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Much Too Wasteful

“Keep in mind how fast things pass by and are gone — those that are now, and those to come. Existence flows past us like a river: the “what” is in constant flux, the “why” has a thousand variations. Nothing is stable, not even what’s right here. The infinity of past and future gapes before […]

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Only You

Like a child stripped of all knowing told Run away into the dark Where losing yourself You will find You are a billion stars Companion of universes floating across endless expanse of nothing. nothing No fear. No worry. No pain and sorrow. Only you. and more than you. Beyond you. where freedom is. Oh to […]

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Land of the Free

Oh what a pity Sitting here  sucking on the gov’ment titty. That’s what they tell ya… You middle class sitting on your ass watching the news Instigat’in a class war Telling you the  man across the river in the shoddy house is reason for fear. While the rich man Deals death by the millions debt by […]

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The Feed

Here I find myself Cast into this dimension or is it dementia? I digress, Here I was….I am here Like it or NOT? In a swirling whirly dirl Of input. Input Input Input A buzz, awash, Swimming like drunken fish With all the other cast-a-ways Human vessels launched like ships into this sea of shit. […]

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Collection of Albert Einstein Quotes

“Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.” “I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.” “The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility.” “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” “Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds.” “Common sense is the collection of prejudices […]

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Buzzard Ladies

Buzzard ladies, I salute you. You are the topic of the hour, The fodder of gossips, And the inspiration for a thousand questions. You don’t seek the spotlight, but claim it all the same. Hermits of the hills, I admire you. The audacity to not need us, Your solidarity of one, The tenacity to shirk […]

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