Monthly Archives: June 2008

EXODUS?

High gas prices threaten to drain small towns’ populations By DONALD BRADLEY The Kansas City Star The expected exodus from small towns, said Don Macke, a widely considered authority on rural economics and head of the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship … Continue reading

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RETURN OF THE RING

Reposted. New York Times today: Rethinking the Country Life As Energy Costs Rise Though Mr. Boyle finds city life unappealing, it is now up for reconsideration. “Living closer in, in a smaller space, where you don’t have that commute,” he … Continue reading

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JOKE ON US

George Carlin, truth teller. The real owners are the big wealthy business interests that control things and make all the important decisions. Forget the politicians, they’re an irrelevancy. The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you … Continue reading

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ECONOMIC EXCEPTIONALISM DEPICTED

From June 10, 2007: US States Renamed For Countries With Similar GDPs. From the always mind boggling strangemaps blog.

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GETTING TO KNOW YOU

C. Otto Scharmer speaks here of Theory U. It’s a terrific book even if it contains too many non-nutritional exhortations. Coming out of the various vectors of constructivism, integralism, and, modern adult learning theory, both Theory U. and the earlier … Continue reading

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THINK ABOUT THINKING ABOUT THIS

Favorite droll turn on cogito ergo sum*: I think therefore I think I am. Possibly better: I think therefore I think I am thinking. Best: You are your epistemology. (Gregory Bateson) I’ve always stuck with John Lilly’s: My beliefs are … Continue reading

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IF YOU’RE GOOEYPRICKLY

Alan Watts

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I NEVER HEARD ANYTHING BACK

Reader: Coleman Barks

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LIBERAL MANAGERIAL NEO-LIBERALISM

This ideological approach is needed to legitimate predominant relations of domination (obtaining primarily among a ruling elite of experts, professionals, politicians, etc., and a well-administered citizenry) as being neutral and natural. Not only does this framework require automatic dismissal of … Continue reading

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THE AQAL HAMMER

The following could serve as the subject of an assignment: What’s wrong at the level of assumptions found in the following argument? I’ve provided some helpful italicizing. At the second gathering of the teachers of Integral Spiritual Center, Patrick Sweeney … Continue reading

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SELF-TALK

click image to enlarge A mentor emphasized: “Beware of the agenda behind the agenda.” This advice has stood the test of time. Note my ol’ nickname has been added over the dog. This does capture my mildly passive-aggressive puppie nature.

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