May 2012 Blog Posts (9)

Oh Canada!

Pretty inspiring things happening Up North these days.  This blog post offers a taste of the sheer joy the mass protests in Montreal are unleashing.  The vimeo clip below captures the essence of this energy beautifully as well.  The post also laments the lack of good coverage in the English language press.  Let's hope that changes soon…


Added by Ben Roberts on May 29, 2012 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment


 I occupy a space, I inhabit myself. I live here, occupying myself. We live here, together, occupied. The somewhat compulsive quality of our active self occupation has maybe caused our occupation of this planet to bring to mind 'conquest', the way nations have occupied nations, the way we've colonized our territories, in the past. It is funny, you know, we' are one species, people, sharing one contained form, in this case, a sphere- but there lingers in the air a sense of having conquered…


Added by Shikha on May 26, 2012 at 10:30pm — 3 Comments

Final Crucifixion and Mercy II (small)




Added by Shikha on May 25, 2012 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Mercy, final.

Added by Shikha on May 25, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Some Thoughts on Patriarchy

Patriarchy literally means the rule of fathers.  In more ways than we imagine, we live in a patriarchal society despite the trappings of what we call democracy.  One way this is evident, for instance, is in the desire of so many people around us to be “patriotic.”  That is, people who are patriotic declare their support in the most literal sense for the fatherland.

There are so many directions to go with this discussion, but let me start here on one path.  Patriarchy, I hope it should…


Added by Jim Macdonald on May 24, 2012 at 12:00pm — 52 Comments

ELDERS OFF OUR ROCKERS! Don't just sit there! Your life's experience is needed by these young activists! Share Your Wisdom!

Hello out there in Occupy Land! Especially you BabyBoomers! And all of you Elders! 

We need a massive mobilization of the older generations to support the determination of our young people to make these needed changes! We've already done battle with this heartless "corporatocracy" to earn a living and raise our families. 

We can't even enjoy the fruits of our labor or rest on our laurels or even rest on our verandas There's still so much work to be done! Those who recognize…


Added by Beth Lamont, Humanist Chaplain on May 19, 2012 at 4:38pm — 1 Comment

Occupy and our memetic imperatives

Little sketch here for your review and comments.

Every living organism has a biological imperative to sustain itself in its environment and to reproduce.  Organisms may survive through domination or symbiosis.  Either way, a critical point is reached in time.  In symbiosis, stasis may be reached and this may subject the organism to dangerous competition.  If dominance is the chosen method, then the organism will run out of resources and harm the host or…


Added by Colin Davis on May 14, 2012 at 12:03am — 1 Comment

TURN the light ON. No more secrets.

I am gathering detailed information on how the postal service screens mail.  Rumors that new tech is sending detailed information from inside letters and boxes to a new database .Its goal to intercept or copy and delay communications between parties. What is new is how they are monitoring and gathering the info into very large databases and the list of who has access to this information is not known..

Added by David Grabowski on May 8, 2012 at 10:59am — 2 Comments

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Regular Calls are no longer being held.  Below is the schedule that was maintained from the Fall of 2011 through Jan 10, 2013.

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Fifteen years ago, I ran across a book, "100 Most Influential People in History," during one of my dalliances to my local Marin County bookstore. "Influential People" was one man's assessment on exactly that. But how he determined his rankings was the interesting part. They weren't always the reasons you would think. But after thinking about it, they made complete sense. For example:George Washington was ranked in the top 40 of all time. Understandable. But the reason why ... not so much. You…See More
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When a Leadership Ecology occurs, a web of relationships emerges revealing each person’s authentic leadership qualities through the transfer of their power to others. When done in a conscious way – a shared collaborative awakening happens.See More
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