Category Archives: This Dew-Drop Bardo

This very world – general.

Goomp

goomp? a green arc, splashing decrescendo: rings radiant   – St. Jude, over uucp, 1980    

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We are public parks

The recent Cablegate Wikileaks release of hundreds of thousands of cables from U.S. diplomats is more than just a massive “leak”. It is an elbow point, a no-turning-back further realization that our global internet web is forever changing the public/private/secret … Continue reading

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Second Life, Real Life, Dreaming Life, Waking Life

I’ve been exploring Second Life recently, and continue to be amazed at how compelling and real the emotional experience is. I know that these avatars, including myself, are slightly cartoony 3D-ish figures, but the quality of interaction seems just as … Continue reading

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Charnel Gaza Ghetto Contemplations

    DIME weapons are very effective at shredding people in confined spaces.      Geopolitics antipattern: If you kill enough of your enemies it will lead to victory. Short of extermination, that’s false.     War is not chess: … Continue reading

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Our Lady of the Ayatanas

Our Lady of the Ayatanas is Jill Barber. Listen to her perform Saskatoon for CBC Radio. This song was written in 15 minutes while waiting to come on stage somewhere in Central Canada, land of the prairies. It is very … Continue reading

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We Will Not Give Up on the Earth

Here’s a symbol, along with what I think is an amazing commentary, by the 22-year old head of the Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, known as the Karmapa, who just visited North America: Ever since the human race first appeared … Continue reading

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Social Presencing Theater and Shadow Puppet Plays

A year ago I blogged Social Presencing Theater, as described by Otto Scharmer: A new social art form I called Social Presencing Theater that stages media events and productions to connect different communities and their transformational stories by blending action research, theater, … Continue reading

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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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