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The Politics of Recursion: Hypotaxis, Hierarchy, and Healing

As the written word began speaking, the stones fell silent… the trees became mute, the other animals dumb. 1 It has been shown that in traditional kinship-based hunter-gatherer societies, sharing and gifting lie at the heart of the human community. … Continue reading

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The Tao of Christmas: A Phenomenological Interlude

  With great effort, uncle Joe cautiously lifted his 305 pound frame from the old tweed-tufted armchair at the head of the oak  table in the  chandeliered dining room, emitting a short gravelly bark; “Well, I guess I had more than my … Continue reading

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The Risk of Letting Go

You know it is cold outside when you blink a few times and the ice on your lashes locks your eyelids shut.  It is approximately -37 C (-33 F) here in Barnaul Siberia now, and I am thinking seriously about … Continue reading

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Fascism In Fashion

Click Image to Read Full Article Everything in the State, nothing outside the State, nothing against the State…(Mussolini, 1925) Chris Hedges has written and spoken often, and eloquently, about the “inverted totalitarianism” that our current corporate-media-political system represents.  In fact, there is an insidious … Continue reading

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Tend Your Garden!

Obama wins… Our enemies are dancing in the streets.  Our economy will spudder and die.  The time of America as a leader is over.  Get used to Chinese food.  Not the good stuff either.  The stuff they feed the slaves … Continue reading

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