A Call To Inaction

It is easy to say, "Something must be done!" It is easy to do something, and say "We did something; good for us." It is more difficult to do the right thing. Read more

Kenny Klein And Jerks In Your Lineage

If we see our spiritual selves primarily as products of a lineage, as inheritors of a chain of succession from some original teacher, then any imperfection along that line is reflected in us. We are sullied by the actions of those who have gone before. Read more

“Ka-Bloom!” (Photograph, “52 Make-Up” Week 15)

When you really stop and take a close look at things, sometimes you see cool stuff. Like small blossoms exuberantly exploding from a tree you look at every day but rarely see. Read more

What Science Is And Isn’t

So let us join with Uncle Walt in saying "Hurrah for positive science!" But let us not try to make scientific facts, free of the possibility of value, our dwelling place. Read more

Who Are You, What Have You Sacrificed?

And then some folks get the idea that Jeshua might have the qualifications to be the Roman-ass-kicking anointed one the people are looking for. They convince themselves that he is the Messiah. Read more

Remaking

When my mother got sick back in September, she was wearing this little crystal pendant. Somewhere in the excitement, either when she fell, or somewhere in the EMT/ambulance/ER confusion, it got broken. Read more

“Light Breaks Through” (Painting, “52 Make-Up” Week 14)

In creating this piece I used an approach similar to what I use when improvising music: starting with a simple theme Read more

War Crimes As Usual, United Horror Stories, And Big Tent Buddhism

Time once again for our mid-week random selection of stories. War Crimes As Usual It will be months — perhaps years or even decades — before we have the truth about the chemical weapons horror in Khan Sheikhoun. The US government and corporate media — who both have a history of dishonesty — claim that the Assad government used chemical weapons, probably Sarin but maybe chlorine, on civilians. The Assad government and its ally Russia — who both have a… Read more

“Beginning Anew” (Song, “52 Make-Up” Week 13)

When I sat down with the guitar a few hours later, that feeling of renew came back to me, and I started with a line talking about what I’d done earlier that day. Read more

Social Rituals, Assembly-Line Confession, and Cosmological Confusion

And so what is currently thought to be 68% of the universe may suddenly disappear, if these calculations hold up. Science can indeed be destructive! Read more

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