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gratitude latitude #21
Tuesday May 12th 2009, 11:03 am
Filed under: Goodness,gratitude,Love,Truth
Written By:

I am grateful for: Blue Plate restaurant in SF – yummy Americana Comfort food with local and organic sensibilities. Mmmmmmmmm. Also they are serving Four Barrel espresso, and the macchiato I had was BEATNIK PIRATE GOOD. Like you knew it was going to be good because people talk about it all the time, and then […]

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Attention, Responsibility, Gratitude and Revolution
Saturday February 07th 2009, 11:21 pm
Filed under: General,Goodness,gratitude,Truth
Written By:

Paying attention Due to the economic recession, I have been spending a lot of time on the phone with clients and colleagues in an attempt to both secure businesses for my team as well as to touch base with people and gain a better understanding for how my network is responding to the tough times […]

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our mountains turned to sand upon a shore
Tuesday January 06th 2009, 11:45 pm
Filed under: Beauty,Goodness,Love,Truth
Written By:

Exploring the connection between love and the significance of a life.

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Baby Daddy – early days
Thursday September 28th 2006, 9:58 am
Filed under: Goodness,Love
Written By:

“Do you feel like you woke up this morning as one man and that by lunch time you were another.” – yes exactly like that. I mean, every moment since has been like a series of new men, growing, changing, awaking into someone else – like someone I was meant to become.

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On the Turning Away
Monday September 11th 2006, 9:51 pm
Filed under: Beauty,Goodness,Justice,Love,politics,Truth
Written By:

More and more I am convinced that all of life is about learning how to live with this amazingly heavy and inspiring responsibility.

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Email to someone who said Reagan was responsible for the fall of the USSR
Tuesday June 06th 2006, 10:04 pm
Filed under: politics
Written By:

I got into a discussion recently about Reagan and heard it said that Reagan did more to bring down USSR than anyone else. It got me thinking – here are some of those meandering thoughts in the form of an email response. There are some interesting links included that I thought would be of interest even more than my half baked analysis of a situation that is well beyond my knowledge of history – more armchair historian than anything.

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Household Toxin Alternatives
Monday June 05th 2006, 11:10 am
Filed under: Goodness,health / healing,Nature / Eco,science
Written By:

These are some initial exploratory steps and research inspired by readings about wastes and toxins like bleach – included is a great list of alternative non toxic ways of doing things. Try a few and let me know what you find – I will do the same.

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Feeling it
Friday April 28th 2006, 12:37 pm
Filed under: General
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Global Citizen
Friday April 07th 2006, 4:46 pm
Filed under: Goodness,Love,travel,Truth
Written By:


But something has furthered this feeling of global citizenry during my last trip and reinforced today. I know that part of it is because of the technologies involved in both travel and communication and how easy it is to move both your body and your communications around the globe.

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Baka baka Kyiv!
Wednesday April 05th 2006, 1:51 pm
Filed under: Goodness,health / healing,travel,Truth
Written By:


Andrisky Church

It takes becoming regular in certain places and along certain routes to recognize the patterns that teach about a place. There is no doubt that even a short visit like this can teach one about one’s self but to really learn a plus you must find a rhythm or a path and stay in it for a time.

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A Wedding, A Baptism and Spring!
Tuesday April 04th 2006, 9:57 am
Filed under: Beauty,Goodness,Love,Nature / Eco,religion,travel,Truth
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The last time I was in Kyiv, I was treated to winter. This time I am here as winter turns to spring, and more than any other part of the year in seasonal places I love this moment. The moment when out from under the cold and often dark tones of winter peeks the most tender moments in nature.

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Friday (forgot to post oops)
Sunday April 02nd 2006, 3:01 pm
Filed under: Goodness
Written By:

I think that so much of the wonder of being in other cultures is recognizing that underneath the language, traditions and cultures we have tribes that stretch across the earth.

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Sofia and Faust
Wednesday March 29th 2006, 6:28 pm
Filed under: art,Beauty,Goodness
Written By:

Today I met my god daughter Sofia Zinchenko! She is soooooo precious – a little smiling cupid that shot a cute little arrow right into my heart.

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Ahhhh Kiev!
Wednesday March 29th 2006, 12:55 am
Filed under: General
Written By:

One thing you get clear about in traveling to new epicenters of human activity like Kiev, is that when opportunity is born people come flooding in.

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Life vs $ Values
Friday March 24th 2006, 5:01 pm
Filed under: Beauty,Goodness,Nature / Eco,Truth
Written By:

So I have started over the last few months to ask myself these questions more and more. Asking myself where I am placing value, and looking for ways to do well buy doing good, rather than doing well to then do good.

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Abu Ghraib
Monday March 06th 2006, 2:19 pm
Filed under: Goodness,Justice,Love,politics,Truth
Written By:

I recently came across some of the new photos of Abu Ghraib prisoners. I found myself thinking – I know that there are good people out there who are supportive of our current leadership, but I cant help but feeling that these people are truly not paying attention at a common sense level.

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Tanya Neiman
Wednesday March 01st 2006, 11:53 am
Filed under: General
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The passing of an amazing soul back to her community. Flags at SF City Hall flown at half-mast.

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COMPANIES THAT DON’T TEST ON ANIMALS
Sunday February 26th 2006, 5:02 pm
Filed under: Goodness,health / healing,Nature / Eco,science,Truth
Written By:

and here are those using their powers for good

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COMPANIES THAT DO TEST ON ANIMALS
Sunday February 26th 2006, 4:55 pm
Filed under: Goodness,Nature / Eco,science,Truth
Written By:

On PETA I found a list of companies that test animals and companies the do not – this is the list of companies that do. Warning – ignorance is bliss peeps.

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Interesting Green Living link
Sunday February 26th 2006, 1:59 pm
Filed under: General
Written By:

green link

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More from Ray Anderson – CEO of Interface Inc
Wednesday February 22nd 2006, 3:15 pm
Filed under: Goodness,Nature / Eco,science,Truth
Written By:

exerpt from Ray Anderson’s speach to the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility – http://www.socialfunds.com/news/article.cgi/article94.html

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Value Systems
Monday February 20th 2006, 8:40 pm
Filed under: Goodness,Nature / Eco,Truth
Written By:

Captain of Industry or Plunderer of Nautre?

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It Doesn’t Seem to be Letting Up
Thursday February 09th 2006, 2:12 pm
Filed under: Goodness,politics
Written By:

The last few months have seemed to be heavy to me. The other day while driving to work I heard the discussions about Iran and felt some despair about the situation. The thoughts actually popped into my head, “Just think about something else”. I immediately recoiled at this. If I do what does that say about me? Does it say that I am powerless, and that I have nothing to offer? That even my thoughts and passions have no power – even over myself?

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It’s a new year
Wednesday January 25th 2006, 11:51 am
Filed under: General
Written By:

let’s get busy people

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Holiday Greetings from Andrei
Friday December 23rd 2005, 11:39 am
Filed under: Beauty,Goodness,Love
Written By:

my holiday letter that i couldn’t get in the mail on time 🙂 Mucho love to all.

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Please listen – listen and think hard
Monday December 19th 2005, 8:39 pm
Filed under: General
Written By:

Please listen to the show from Democracy Now covering Bush’s authorization for NSA to Eavesdrop on Americans without court approval http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=05/12/19/1515212

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I’ve been looking for a really good way to say BUSH SUCKS
Tuesday November 15th 2005, 5:26 pm
Filed under: humor,politics,Truth
Written By:


Think this says it?

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Stay Agitated!!
Saturday November 05th 2005, 8:35 pm
Filed under: Goodness,Justice,politics,Truth
Written By:

I just got back from the Green Festival, and boy am I ready to take this fight to the next level.

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Tired of Giving In
Wednesday October 26th 2005, 12:24 am
Filed under: film,Goodness,Justice,Truth
Written By:

“If I had let myself think too deeply about what might happen to me, I might have gotten off the bus,” wrote Parks. “I was tired of giving in.”

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Paulabarak – a Good, True and Beautiful Barista: ? – 2005
Wednesday October 12th 2005, 2:16 pm
Filed under: Beauty,Goodness,health / healing,Truth
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When I went in today, there was a barista I do not know too well but seems like a nice person. The owner of Muddy’s was there too (I will not divulge his name as he may wish to remain anonymous) and we exchanged our hellos. I noticed a plate of candy and asked if they were already getting into the spirit of Halloween. I was told that it was a Mongolian tradition to put out candy when someone has passed on, and that Paulabarak had died in a car accident.

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Bush for Talkerest Person
Thursday October 06th 2005, 2:08 pm
Filed under: General
Written By:

more bushspeaken

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Ecosystems are inward as much as outward facing (part I)
Tuesday October 04th 2005, 9:58 am
Filed under: Beauty,Goodness,Love,Nature / Eco,travel
Written By:


I am doing the recap of our adventures in installments. I will republish it all as one peice when finished, but for those of you on the edge of your seats, I figured I would give it to you as I finish it in amidst the business of being back.

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What the #@*&%$
Tuesday October 04th 2005, 9:40 am
Filed under: General
Written By:


Is there no stopping Bush from trashing this country?

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Deadwood Costa Rica
Friday September 30th 2005, 10:59 am
Filed under: General
Written By:


The beauty of reclamation

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There and Back Again
Thursday September 29th 2005, 7:29 pm
Filed under: Beauty,Goodness,Nature / Eco,Truth
Written By:

God I want to “go native” – as in swinging like a monkey right back into that rainforest

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Dipped my toe in the water
Tuesday September 13th 2005, 1:39 pm
Filed under: General
Written By:

andrei and sherry in costa rica stumble upon an internet cafe.

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Going Offline
Thursday September 08th 2005, 8:25 pm
Filed under: Beauty,Goodness,Nature / Eco,Truth
Written By:


I am going back to my natural state – where my brain ends inside of me. I won’t be able to reach out into cyberspace and grab factoids and figures and I won’t be able to check statistics or online news. I will only be able to reach the natural world around me and then of course inward – into the abyss that grows less lit yet more sacred the deeper one reaches.

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A Disturbance in the Force
Friday September 02nd 2005, 2:21 pm
Filed under: Beauty,Goodness,Nature / Eco,Truth
Written By:

People, good decent people, will be forced to cross some lines. Some to protect themselves will use weapons against the aggressors that are on the edge of that bell curve, some out of need for food or water will loot places, some out of misery will push and shove. We must respect their struggle to maintain the connection to the law in their heart in some of the worst times of their lives.

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Taking a Vow of Connectedness
Monday August 15th 2005, 7:56 pm
Filed under: Beauty,Goodness,politics,religion,Truth
Written By:

I want to reach into myself and into the stranger on the street and I want to lift out all that is holy and all that is the same. I want to take the mother of all road trips and discover every difference that can be pointed to between one person and another and I want to hold it up to what is sacred – beautiful, good and true about us all.

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Amish Rules for Accepting Technology
Tuesday August 02nd 2005, 6:59 pm
Filed under: General
Written By:

For anyone who considers the complexity of controlling progress and the use of tools and technology in such a way as to be their master rather than their servant.

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Liberty relies on independence AND inter-dependence
Monday July 18th 2005, 8:47 pm
Filed under: politics,Truth
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Gandhi, “If it is man’s privilege to be independent, it is equally his duty to be inter-dependent.”

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Love is the way
Saturday July 09th 2005, 10:42 am
Filed under: Goodness,Love
Written By:

I am on a little bit of a journey this weekend, here in exotic Arizona. This weekend I am going to visit my sick and dieing father who I have been moderately to completely estranged to for the past 10 years…

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The Wisdom of Faith (Rebuttal to the “Fate of Faith”)
Wednesday July 06th 2005, 12:42 pm
Filed under: Goodness,religion
Written By:

Can’t say I completely agree with you on this one DB. Faith has always been a powerful force – both constructive and destructive. Faith is also at the heart of things like relationships, recovery from addiction as well as connection with the Other.

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In Response to Probability Drive
Friday June 24th 2005, 12:53 am
Filed under: Truth
Written By:

Humans tend to move rocks around.

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The Downing Street Memo
Friday June 17th 2005, 1:00 pm
Filed under: politics,Truth
Written By:

meeting minutes transcribed during the British Prime Minister’s meeting on July 23, 2002—a full eight months PRIOR to the invasion of Iraq on March 20, 2003

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Welcome sweet light
Thursday June 09th 2005, 9:43 pm
Filed under: Beauty,Goodness,Love
Written By:

So here is a new and shining soul and what world shall I give her? What, when I turn towards this precious being will I be saying with my life? I am reminded of a mountain top experience when sitting alone at night in a redwood forest I heard my name spoken.

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It smells like smoke to me – I mean like cigarette smoke
Wednesday June 08th 2005, 10:27 pm
Filed under: politics,Truth
Written By:

On the heels of the British Prime Ministers visit and call for the US to play more of an active role in reducing greenhouse gasses, a senior associate in the office that coordinates government climate research resigned and leaked that top White House aids were editing scientific reports to downplay the significance of the impacts of greenhouse gasses on climate change.

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Matt Bauer
Saturday May 28th 2005, 10:18 pm
Filed under: Beauty
Written By:

It has become a path for me, and at times the path has had a sound. Tonight its sounds come from Matt Bauer

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Forest
Thursday April 21st 2005, 1:33 pm
Filed under: General
Written By:

Forest

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My Valentine
Monday February 14th 2005, 11:20 pm
Filed under: Beauty
Written By:

So there is one person I don’t usually write about. Surprising because she is at the center of my universe, a soft orange glow, she is the weather that governs the garden I keep. My journals are filled with her name and my days are made in concert with the sound that comes through her soul.

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Ahhh Kyiv
Saturday January 22nd 2005, 6:14 pm
Filed under: General
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Now I say that with some sadness. I have done my packing, its 3am in Kyiv. In two hours we will climb in a cab for the airport.

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Health and Liberty and a Long Road Home
Friday January 21st 2005, 4:44 pm
Filed under: General
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Wow being sick while traveling on business is my least favorite thing in the world � well maybe not my least favorite thing. There was that time in the Saudi Arabian dessert where I was stuck in a broken down vehicle, cold and running out of food and I� well that�s a different story.

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So sorry to say that I’m sick today.
Tuesday January 18th 2005, 5:27 pm
Filed under: General
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Can not come out to blog or play. Kyiv is still enchanting us. Some highlights: met many new people. I am getting a sense for the frankness of the people here.

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Kyiv City Walk
Monday January 17th 2005, 5:26 am
Filed under: General
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After a great night�s sleep in our awesome apartment. A word about our abode. One of our contacts here had helped us find an apartment to rent in the older part of the city. Complete with 20� ceilings, windows almost as tall, a balcony overlooking one of the central streets and comfortable beds.

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Ahhh Kyiv
Sunday January 16th 2005, 7:51 am
Filed under: General
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So where has life decided to take me but to the Ukraine. And though by the last leg of our flight from Amsterdam to Kiev I felt like a wadded damp towel in a mildewy New Orleans bathroom, I was still feeling excited when we landed.

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Truth
Tuesday January 04th 2005, 10:06 pm
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“Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold.” Leo Tolstoy “In the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you.” Leo Tolstoy

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Yippie!!! :-)
Tuesday December 28th 2004, 8:12 pm
Filed under: General
Written By:

YUSHCHENKO!

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Ukrainian Struggle
Friday December 24th 2004, 1:52 pm
Filed under: General
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As many of you know, I have been moved by the struggle of friends in the Ukraine to keep hold of their country. The wild winds of the former soviet union states have been blowing in the direction not unlike what we saw during the Cold War. With corruption running rampant, the presidential election was rigged and stolen by corrupt politicians tied to allogations of bribes, backroom deals and even murder.

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Ukraine Technology Workers
Friday December 10th 2004, 9:34 am
Filed under: General
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Below is a letter that was composed by technology workers in the Ukraine. What an exciting time for us as a world to have such energy being put into the struggle for moving the world in the right direction.

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Our Work is Worldwide
Tuesday November 23rd 2004, 6:21 pm
Filed under: General
Written By:

Friends, I have some news to report. Below is a piece of an instant messenger conversation I am having with my friend Roman in Kiev where election scandals are coming to a head with a right wing (aligned with a group of former soviet states including Russia that are moving that region back toward the cold war) and a progressive candidate who clearly has the support of the people as you can see http://www.1plus1.tv/video/camera.php

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A,B,c’s of Radical Politics
Tuesday November 23rd 2004, 11:10 am
Filed under: General
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http://www.zmag.org/introtopol.htm

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Lest we think we are alone!
Monday November 22nd 2004, 5:39 pm
Filed under: General
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I was online this am with a friend in Kiev who shared with me the anger he and his friends are feeling as they see their country pulled away from a leader they know can make a difference in their country. Sounds like some very dubious election behavior. It is in the air…
http://www.kirotv.com/news/3940711/detail.html

Stay agitated!

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Vision and Harmony
Monday November 22nd 2004, 10:45 am
Filed under: General
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Until we have built a society that would willingly dismantle the institutions, technologies and processes it has lovingly created � not because they are not in working order or profitable but because they do not contribute to the long term vision and harmony of the planet � we will continue to work blindly toward our destruction.

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Thoreau
Monday November 15th 2004, 8:15 pm
Filed under: General
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When I would recreate myself, I seek the darkest wood, the thickest and most interminable, and to the citizen, most dismal swamp. I enter a swamp as a sacred place – a sanctum sanctorum. There is the strength, the marrow of Nature. – Henry David Thoreau

Now this is just about the most encouraging thing I have heard. If this is a time of recreating ourselves as Marc suggested in his blog and as Mr. Thoreau points to in this quote – well then I am encouraged.

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Plato
Friday November 12th 2004, 1:25 pm
Filed under: General
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There will be no end to the troubles of states, or of humanity itself, till philosophers become kings in this world, or till those we now call kings and rulers really and truly become philosophers, and political power and philosophy thus come into the same hands.- Plato

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I received this in an email. Pretty funny.
Thursday November 11th 2004, 5:44 pm
Filed under: General
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Dear President Bush:

Congratulations on your victory over all us non-evangelicals. Actually,
we’re a bit ticked off here in California, so we’re leaving you.

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More Reflections
Monday November 08th 2004, 7:43 pm
Filed under: General
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On the morning of November 2nd I had a short meeting with Angela Davis the radical philosopher and activist and in the evening my heart was breaking from the results of the election. The next day I fell into despair as so many progressives did.

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The Paradigm Shift – Money to Life
Monday November 08th 2004, 10:34 am
Filed under: General
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Does everyone notice a theme here? Things are remaining pretty intense for all of us. This weekend I had the privilege to attend a the Green Festival http://www.greenfestivals.com/ that was focused on the revolution at hand.

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The Light in Our Hearts
Friday November 05th 2004, 8:06 am
Filed under: General
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I want to rush towards optimism – as I always do. And yes in the heart of this experience I do find light � the same light I always find. The light that lives in the hearts of those close to me and connects one to the other in love � so much beauty, so much goodness.

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Food for Thought
Thursday November 04th 2004, 1:29 pm
Filed under: General
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One has to question the nature of change when one sees such things as this. It shapes thoughts about progressive change. It would be interested to see various issues plotted against this map.
http://www.learner.org/biographyofamerica/prog10/maps/

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The Good Ole DSA – Divided States of America
Wednesday November 03rd 2004, 9:34 am
Filed under: General
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What a dark and dismal day. Forgive me a moment as I try to work toward some hope. I am facing the fact that our world is indeed in the hands of religious extremists on just about every front. The Evangelical Right has gained more ground in this country.

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Blood of Eden
Wednesday October 27th 2004, 11:54 am
Filed under: General
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Long ago, or so science and many holy books suggest, the human race came up out of the mud. Since then we have crawled over this globe, shifting in facial features, body types and skin color. We speak different languages and perform different rituals; we sing different songs and eat different foods.

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Voting Irregularities
Friday October 22nd 2004, 11:50 am
Filed under: General
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Voting Irregularities

funny – http://stupid.sweetrush.net/movies/Voting_Machine_1.wmv

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Wisdom from Steven Wright!
Wednesday October 20th 2004, 10:36 am
Filed under: General
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Man I love this guy – If I wasn’t going to be me, or Sade, or Anthony Hopkins I would be him, only more handsome.

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John Stewart
Wednesday October 20th 2004, 9:17 am
Filed under: General
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For those of you who think John Stewart of the Daily Show should be president

John Stewart is one of the sanest and most intelligent voices on television right now. He and his colleagues on the Daily Show have consistently taken the high road � even while interviewing guests who have opposing views.

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George Bush’s Speaking Skills
Tuesday October 19th 2004, 2:11 pm
Filed under: General
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OK Maybe he isn’t stupid – maybe it’s something worse.

Video shows what James Fallows reported as “a striking deterioration in George W. Bush’s speaking skills in last 10 years.”

http://stupid.sweetrush.net/movies/BrainTenYrs.mov

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The Most Succinct Case
Friday October 15th 2004, 9:34 am
Filed under: General
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I have been wrestling with the most susinct way to convince people that we need a change of administration, but haven’t found it until now… http://stupid.sweetrush.net/movies/seriously.wmv (its worth the wait).

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Becoming a Radical
Thursday October 14th 2004, 9:33 am
Filed under: General
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I have been reading more and more about PhD programs that might support some of my curiosities. Here is a synopsis so far � I would love any feedback that people have.

OUTLINE OF GOALS
Discover and communicate the ongoing impacts of information technology (defined as the acquisition, processing, storage and dissemination of all types of information using computer technology and telecommunication systems) on human consciousness and spirituality.

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Fear Tactics
Tuesday October 05th 2004, 9:59 am
Filed under: General
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takes a few minutes to download, but worth the wait.
http://home.earthlink.net/~houval/gopconstrm.mov

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Acting Locally
Monday October 04th 2004, 1:12 pm
Filed under: General
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So recently I received an email from the father of my later friend James Lowrie. In it was a link to a website that played something they called – “We Still Need to be Reminded” which proceeded to play some ominous music and a series of quotes from the founding fathers �then the sound of an airplane and a crash and pictures of 9/11.

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Inspiration
Thursday September 30th 2004, 6:47 pm
Filed under: General
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Below is a letter a friend of mine from Baltimore after one of her closest friends passed away. I was so moved by her words that I had to share it with her permission. The way she describes the life of her friend is an inspiration.

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Presidential Debates
Thursday September 30th 2004, 9:36 am
Filed under: General
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This info about the presidential debates is from the PBS website for Bill Moyer’s television series NOW – if you are not watching this show you are not watching the most informative and honest program on television.

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A Note from Micahel Moore – hard working American
Wednesday September 29th 2004, 6:34 pm
Filed under: General
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Dear Friends,

Enough of the handwringing! Enough of the doomsaying! Do I have to come there and personally calm you down? Stop with all the defeatism, OK? Bush IS a goner — IF we all just quit our whining and bellyaching and stop shaking like a bunch of nervous ninnies.

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The Fast
Monday September 27th 2004, 8:46 am
Filed under: General
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OK, so though the journaling about the fast did not go very well the fast did. I lost in the neighborhood of 20 lbs. Though I should gain a bit of that back. More than the weigh my body feels clean on the inside, and I have been meeting with a nutritionist to get educated about the things I should be eating.

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Facts about our president
Thursday September 23rd 2004, 3:47 pm
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Facts about our president – our rather THEIR president: (I think I posted somethign like this before but just couldn’t help putting this up)

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Would I Were so Wise!
Tuesday September 21st 2004, 9:36 am
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That man is the richest whose pleasures are the cheapest.
Henry David Thoreau

The cost of a things is the amount of what I call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.

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Einstein Quote
Monday September 13th 2004, 2:40 pm
Filed under: General
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My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind. Albert Einstein

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Fasting Day 1
Monday September 13th 2004, 2:05 pm
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I am at the beginning of a ten day fast – who knows where it will lead me. Will I be thin, will I have new insight into what sorts of substances I want in my body. Will I have visions (other than visions of cheeseburgers and shakes and decadent chocolate yumminesses) � stop torturing yourself man!

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Gore Quote
Thursday September 09th 2004, 11:45 am
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“I think he is a bully, and like all bullies, he�s a coward when confronted with a force that he�s fearful of. His reactions to the extravagant and unbelievably selfish wish list of the wealthy interest groups that put him in the White House are obsequious. The degree of obsequiousness that is involved in saying �yes, yes, yes, yes,� to whatever these people want, no matter the damage and harm done to the nation as a whole � that can come only from genuine moral cowardice.� So speaks former Vice President Al Gore of President George W. Bush in his interview with David Remnick of The New Yorker.

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Thoreau Quote
Tuesday August 10th 2004, 11:15 am
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Dwell as near as possible to the channel in which your life flows. -Henry David Thoreau

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For Sherry On the Occasion of Our 9th Wedding Anniversary
Thursday August 05th 2004, 10:38 am
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For Sherry On the Occasion of Our 9th Wedding Anniversary

Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary:Love \Love\, n. [OE. love, luve,
1. A feeling of strong attachment induced by that which delights or commands admiration; pre[“e]minent kindness or devotion to another; affection; tenderness; as, the love of brothers and sisters. Of all the dearest bonds we prove Thou countest sons’ and mothers’ love Most sacred, most Thine own. –Keble.

2. Especially, devoted attachment to, or tender or passionate affection for, one of the opposite sex.

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When you are overwhelmed by an experience in nature
Wednesday July 28th 2004, 9:29 am
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When you are overwhelmed by an experience in nature � a walk on the beach or an island waterfall or even a flower in a city garden � it is not because you have for some reason become a keener observer.  It is because for a moment you have abandoned the illusion that as a […]

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Exploring creativity
Monday July 26th 2004, 8:46 pm
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Exploring creativity As a lifestyle creativity can change the world around you, it can foster new ideas and practices, it can beautify and reveal truth and goodness through expression.  At its essence creativity is the act of taking in the world and giving it back to itself through the unique interpretation and expression of an […]

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A great story of racial harmony in the DC subway.
Friday July 23rd 2004, 1:17 pm
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from a New York City craigslist post: A great story of racial harmony in the DC subway. ——————————————————————————–Reply to: anon-35320278@craigslist.orgDate: Fri Jul 02 07:07:16 2004 OK, so check this out, I took the red line from metro center to Shady Grove, It was delayed so TONS of people had to sardine into the trains. It […]

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In honor of women’s history month and in memory of Erma Bombeck
Tuesday July 20th 2004, 9:15 am
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In honor of women’s history month and in memory of Erma Bombeck who lost her fight with cancer, her are her words of wisdom.     IF I HAD MY LIFE TO LIVE OVER – by Erma Bombeck (written after she found out she was dying from cancer).   I would have gone to bed […]

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Liberty in the Open
Wednesday July 14th 2004, 10:10 pm
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Liberty in the Open I have been thinking a lot about liberty lately. I have been seeing its calling in everything and I think that above all liberty is a place of origin for us all, and when our wills subside, giving way to the natural currents of love and order we feel the pieces […]

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A Favor
Monday July 12th 2004, 1:55 pm
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A Favor In less than 48 hours, Congress will vote on an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would permanently deny marriage equality to same-sex couples. This is unprecedented — never before has our Constitution been amended to take away anyone’s rights. This is scary stuff people As all of you know, my mother is […]

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Passing Afternoon Inspiration
Friday July 09th 2004, 9:27 am
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Passing Afternoon Inspiration �There are times that walk from you like some passing afternoon� � if it weren�t for those moments that I realize just how short it all is. Like I accidentally notice how quickly a day passed and for some reason connect that to where I am in my average white male life […]

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Summer Moods
Wednesday July 07th 2004, 8:44 am
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Summer Moods Never did summer feel so little like summer. It almost feels like I have enetered a season seen only on TV � the season that always seems to fit the mood. Saving for maybe a few days that felt like rain but it never came. A tenderness, a lightness of spirit sniffs against […]

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Wisdom form Thoreau
Monday June 28th 2004, 2:07 pm
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Wisdom form Thoreau That man is the richest whose pleasures are the cheapest.Henry David Thoreau The cost of a things is the amount of what I call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.Henry David Thoreau Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for […]

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