Last fall I planted rye in the disturbed ground around my house to act as a erosion control. Just this week my father helped my harvest the rye. We took it into the basement and, with the kids, danced around on it to thresh the kernels out of the heads. From about 3 or 4 […]
I’m re-reading Jim Corbett’s Sanctuary for All Life. I don’t know how to express how powerfully deep this book is. For me it both opens doors and provides a foundation for a post-civilized world for humanity. Here’s are some extended quotes, because I think the book speaks for itself: I think the integration of humanity […]
Just browsing Bruce Sterling’s studies in atemporality flicker stream. It makes me think of Calvin Luther Martin’s “In the Spirit of the Earth: Rethinking History and Time” in which he claims that paleolithic peoples well understood the technologies of agriculture and building ascribed to the move to the neolithic, but didn’t use them because of […]
There’s an important article over on the Radical Philosophy website about Assange and WikiLeaks. Besides having interesting things to say about cryptography, slowness, conspiracy, and graph theory, it’s got this really nice summation of what WikiLeaks is really about: WikiLeaks, in the long run, is meant as a way of filtering good/‘open’ organizations from bad/‘secret’ […]
I’ve always been interested in fundamentalism and the pattern that lies beneath it. Here’s a great article on copyright as a fundamentalist religion, that adds a bit to that pattern.
On a community currency related Skype chat that I’m a part of, there’s been a conversation that cycles around now and again about how the various national jurisdictions respond to community currencies, how they are likely to try and shut them down (as they did in the 30’s), and what to do about. Arthur Brock […]
There’s a Zulu saying “Amathanga ahlanzela abangenamabhodo,” which means “Pumpkins also multiply for those without pots.” It means that abundance is the natural state of all human beings, but we have to have belief that it can happen and do everything we can all the time to make it happen. You can achieve the impossible, […]