Monthly Archives: April 2008

Albert Hofmann in the Clearing of Being

Albert Hofmann, who in 1938 synthesized the LSD molecule and in 1943 discovered its psychedelic (manifesting the psyche within/out) properties, died yesterday at the age of 102. He was struck by the coincidence of mankind having encountered LSD at the … Continue reading

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Money, Scarcity, Interest, and the Web of Wealth

Bernard Lietaer and Stephen Belgin have a fascinating article, In Whose Interest? in the latest issue of Fieldnotes. They examine the nature of interest: According to Stephen Zarlenga, Director of the American Monetary Institute, “Loans were made in seed grains, … Continue reading

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Night-Shining White

      唐 韓幹 照夜白圖 卷 Han Gan (act. 742–56) Night-Shining White Handscroll; ink on paper; 12 1/8 x 13 3/8 in. (30.8 x 34 cm)   My favorite horse of all time… The NY Metropolitan Museum of Art is … Continue reading

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Food Riots All Over the World – Map

The Guardian Unlimited offers a map of food riots, caused by steep rises in prices of staple items such as rice, in countries all over the globe. View Larger Map

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Facebook App Spam

This is gonna devalue the Facebook, and particularly the Facebook apps, experience.

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adapting to an environment in which some kind of wrong is the norm

The current (May 2008) issue of the Shambhala Sun has a very provocative Q&A with Robert Jay Lifton, titled Finding Light in the Darkness. Q: “After studying Nazi doctors, you said that socializing people to do evil is relatively easy. … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Twitter

With Twitter, the starting point is that you can write. Posting is as short and simple as it can possibly get. After that you read (follow), and after that, with sufficient density of your twittersphere, you interact, and eventually experience interacting … Continue reading

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Weblogging as well as twittering

This is my fourth weblog. Its predecessors, in chron order, are memerising This Dew-Drop Bardo schmoozy szpace Part of the experiment is to see how twitters co-exist with blog entries. I can also post items to Facebook, but that’s still … Continue reading

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