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Earth’s Dilemma – Scope and Pace of Human Industrially Based Destruction

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What do Fukushima Daiichi and a small community in the bayou country of Louisiana have in common? Each is the location of unfolding “impossible” environmental disasters of “unthinkable” toxicity to earth, earth’s waters, and to life – including of course human. At this time, neither disaster has knowable solutions. …I think it’s safe to say – multiple on-going and unhealed environmental disasters exist. …If everyone …were …to appreciate ‘scope and pace’ is a critical factor in rapidly accelerating and accumulating damage. It is possible for us to overwhelm earth’s natural restorative processes. …also suggested by Tim Murphy in his Mother Jones article, referenced and quoted in this post. Murphy says: “… never before, (have humans extracted natural resources from the earth) at the rate and magnitude of today’s petrochemical industry.” This post expands awareness from Fukushima Daiichi and the Bayou Corne Sinkhole to include other large-scale scenes of current, on-going, environmental devastation and whole-region toxification. Continue reading

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Reminders about ourselves …

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Today’s offering “… a ‘repository’ where foundational ideas, ‘samples’ of our human doings, and pointers to possible solution – that I find valuable and important” – are collected in one place. One theme not well represented here that I nearly daily comment on with passion and plea is ‘earth care’ – our stewardship of all earth, all life. … Continue reading

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Wisdom Asks: Why Not Peace?

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Willie Dixon performs: “It Don’t Make Sense If You Can’t Make Peace”… gives voice to what many children ask of the adult world – sometimes in a worried whisper: “Why can’t this be?” Continue reading

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Houses In Our Time: Costs, Choices, Wants, Needs

This New York Post article by David Streitfeld, “Building is Booming in a City of Empty Houses” certainly reminds me that not all of us view the world similarly, and perhaps don’t even live on the same planet! Continue reading

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Taming the Wild Ox – Local to Global

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With ‘luck’ we will begin to hear one another, siblings all. With ‘luck’ we can look back 10 years from now and realize we’ve actually achieved new distance toward a goal of “humanity as best it can be”. Continue reading

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Ear to the Ground: Social/political (economic) Monitoring, Diagnosis.

Ground rumblings. Something … “off in the distance … cannot yet be seen”. Could be … coming from “human activity”…. plenty of rumblings … suggest we’re spinning our wheels, going no-place new. Same old, same old. Boring, so boring after … 10,000 years! Continue reading

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Sacred Essence and Human Foolishness

… do not see a way through our human morass, unless and until we “get real”. Very real! … Prosperity, at its essential level, is “well-being”. … Not party-poopers but a different kind of party … Surely 10,000 years learning is long enough! Continue reading

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Email forwards, Patriotism, Critical Thinking

We scarcely see through manipulative language of advertising and politics … repeat the language to one another on all fronts … poor showing of capacity to think critically, of freedom of mind and thought, … Continue reading

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Grass-roots Economic Power

We still have tremendous “mass movement power”. Our choices matter, carry immeasureable weight — the way we choose to think about “life”, including all human life, and all earthly life, has always made a difference. Continue reading

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Authentic Goodwill : Seeking, Finding, Practicing

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The compassionate portion of innate human spontaneous heart-knowing: Goodwill: known, practiced, sought, found, shared, experienced. Continue reading

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