Tag: saving the world

145) Coming Full Circle:  Part 5 — The Bleeding Hearts and The Artists Make Their Stand

In Pink Floyd’s The Wall, when the album (or movie) is almost over, and the big crescendo has happened, and the wall has come crashing down (which is really cool to see live in concert!!), there is this wonderfully beautiful little song that I didn’t appreciate for the longest time, wrapped up as I was…

144) Coming Full Circle:  Part 4 — My Personal Piece of Performance Art :)

I believe that the solution, in the smallest nutshell, is Fierce Love.   Fierce love in protecting and taking care of our Mother.   Fierce love in accepting and opening ourselves to each other.   Fierce love, in accepting and opening ourselves to ourselves, to own own unique loveliness.   Fierce love, in standing in…

143) Coming Full Circle:  Part 3 — Screaming into the Void

***Venting ahead*** So, I have been…bothered…by the trajectory of the world for a long time.  I wrote a high school paper on climate change in……check it out…….1986.  We knew about all this WAY BACK THEN.  And mostly what we know now that we didn’t know then, are more of the precise details of just how…

142) Coming Full Circle: Part 2 — Ancient Dreams in a Modern Land

We, of the modern, global, technological, 21st century world of science and post-colonialism and such, now are beginning to understand that humans have ALWAYS known how to organize ourselves better than we are, in most places, today.  It is, in essence, the indigenous way.   (Obviously, that’s a huge generalization and you can’t just lump…

141) Coming Full Circle:  Part 1 — Me, this blog, Pink, and a Scathing Diatribe against The System, maaaan 

I feel really, really grateful for you all. All the people who have been reading this and sharing thoughts, a whole community of people who share ideas on Facebook especially and in comments here — it’s just awesome to have experienced all this. Blogging is (for me anyway, lol….) a pretty personal thing, like writing…

108) War, Part 4: Solutions?

It seems to me that war stops only when one of two conditions are met.  Neither of these conditions are very likely, or easy.  They are definitely easy to critique, easy to dismiss.  But the alternative, as we discussed previously, is more war in a world, bristling with weapons, poised on the brink of global…

107) War, Part 3: The 21st Century

Now, in the 21st century, we can’t afford this tragic spectacle of war and obedience to the power-seekers, anymore.  The future cannot be determined by the despots.  The stakes are just too damn high.  I mean, they always were; the cost of human suffering is incalculable.  But now, it’s incalculable to the power of incalculable.…

105) War, Part 1: Love

“Hey Mommy, Daddy, Grandpa, Grandma…..What did you do during the Great War?” Have you ever thought of how you will answer questions like that?  Because your future will, if you are lucky, arrive, and you will have lived through whatever atrocities humankind inflicts on each other in the present days and coming years.  And someday,…

91) The great unraveling: A horror story of life on Earth

The article attached at the end of this is so beautifully, tragically, honestly written. I think about this all the time. My kids were raised with a beautiful first decade or so of life, falling in love with the natural world through hiking, camping, and of course David Attenborough documentaries. Now, as their second decade…

69) Purpose — Part 2 — Why the Environmental Movement has Failed (so far) — Act II: Change or Die

“Change or die” I want to help make this world a better place. For you. For your future, and your loved ones’ futures. You and I might have different beliefs about how to get from “here” to “there”, from this current somewhat-troubled world to something better in the future. Or we might have identical beliefs,…

68) Purpose — Part 2 — Why the Environmental Movement has Failed (so far) — Act I: Me & You

I love you. You might be thinking….”Really? That’s creepy.” Or you might be thinking….”Really? We’ve never even met!” Or you might be thinking…..”Why, what’d you have in mind?” 😉Or you might be thinking…..”Huh? I thought this was about why the environmental movement has failed.” Please let me explain. I believe you’re great, at least potentially.…

65) Protesting: What’s the point? It’s just a bunch of ‘activists’ getting arrested and stopping traffic or some shit, amiright?

Extinction Rebellion Bridge Shut-down, October 7, 2019 Sitting on the Bloor St Viaduct, my ratty brown long-sleeved shirt folded up beneath me to use as a meditation mat, I closed my eyes.  The woman leading us through the group meditation was talking about the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system, asking us to appreciate things like…

63) Jordan Peterson, Part 5: The Perfect House Problem; Subsection 6 — Lived Experience

You know full well, that if the protest community, or any members of it, begin to see the Matrix for what it is, see the absurd charade that they are perpetuating with their news-friendly parades and speeches, and decide to step outside the box, go outside the lines of ‘acceptable’ that have been drawn for…

60) Jordan Peterson, Part 5: The Perfect House Problem; Subsection 3 – Jordan’s Tarantulas

The dark & twisty side to Jordan’s rhetoric on this pleasant-sounding-advice in “12 Rules for Life”, becomes more evident the further you read, and the deeper you go into the patterns of social media posting that Jordan focuses on.  What starts as “sort yourself out, so you can effect change in the world better”, becomes…

58) Jordan Peterson, Part 5: The Perfect House Problem; Subsection 1 – He Who Is Without Sin

============================================================= Tarantula Identification Assessment Tool Put a check beside each of the following that describes you, at least “somewhat”.   – Do you feel self-conscious about your looks?   – Do you procrastinate?   – Do you criticize yourself? a lot?  – Do you watch too much TV, play too many video games, spend too…

57) The bleeding hearts and the artists: ‘Requiem’ for a species

A personal confession. I have largely failed to communicate effectively about what I feel, so strongly, from what I know so thoroughly (albeit from a second-hand perspective). I had three experiences, all as a mere observer, that planted an urgent concern in me that I have never known how to express properly, or wave the…

41) Jordan Peterson, Part 1, Subsection 4: Moral Foolishness

(from https://geektyrant.com/news/netflixs-voltron-legendary-defender-has-a-78-episode-commitment-season-3-premieres-in-2017) Let’s take a look for a moment at what you end up with when you put together what we covered in the previous two essays: Philosophical Foolishness and Theoretical Foolishness. You get a view of human nature that is disturbingly unbalanced, highlighting the parts of our evolutionary heritage that are most compatible with…

35) Thoughts on Three TEDx Talks

I feel a little weird posting about this, but….well, I feel incredibly honoured to have been given the opportunity to give a few TEDx talks. The third one has just been released online, and after watching it, I wanted to share some insights that I’ve gotten from going through the experience. I remember once, I…

22) Gratitude Day 3: Bugs

I’m grateful for bugs. There is a SOUND that I associate in my memory with the idyllic little farm where I spent the best years of my childhood.  And I know it is a real memory, because I went back one day, 25 years after leaving that place, and the very moment I stepped out…

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