Monday, October 26, 2009

NPR: Betty Davis ( wife of Miles, vocalist circa 1976)

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We do live in interesting times ... be careful what you wish for.

The Monday Fix: Palin joins conservatives opposing Republican candidate

from Wash Post Politics by Chris Cillizza

Sarah Palin's decision late last week to endorse the Conservative Party candidate over the Republican nominee in a special U.S. House election in Upstate New York is the latest example that the former Alaska governor's allegiance is to her conservative principles rather than the party's edicts.

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Sunday, October 25, 2009

In pictures: The noughties - a decade of lost species

In pictures: The noughties - a decade of lost species | Environment | guardian.co.uk

The noughties: a decade of lost species (10 pictures)

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How to Save the World - Dave Pollard

Dave Pollard:: How to Save the World
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What You Can Do 2009


Long-Term Intention Long-Term Practices Short-Term Intentions (Exercises & Projects) Hrs/day
now
Hrs/day
intended
Reconnecting with All Life on
Earth, Instincts & Emotions
Appreciation (1)
Presence/Paying Attention (2)
Heart-Opening/Letting Go (3)
10am to 1pm: personal/group
- Forest/ocean walks
- Presencing exercises
- Gratitude exercises
- 'Breathing through' meditation
0 3.0
Increasing Capacity & Competency
(
Personal and Collective)
Understanding How the World Works (4)
Capacity-Building (6)
2pm-6pm: learning/exploring:
- presentation/conversation skills
- demonstration skills
- creative writing exercises
- SSUQIOC exercises
- balance and empathy practices
1.0 1.0
Dismantling Civilization Activism (7) 2pm-6pm:
- Open Space: Stopping the Tar Sands
- Open Space: Ending Factory Farms
0 1.5
Creating Models of a Better Way
to Live and Make a Living
Model-Building (8)

2pm-6pm:
- novel: The Only Life We Know
- film: Earth 2200: A Travelogue
- workbook: Finding Your Sweet Spot
- unschooling: personal practice guide
0.5
1.5
Joy, Understanding Self-Knowing (5)
Being Myself (9)
8pm-12pm:
- reflection/questioning exercises
- blogging
- play: drawing, photography, with animals (original play)
3.5
4.0

(activities not directly related to
any of my intentions -- my Y-stuff)
other hours:
- self-care (sleep, exercise etc.)
- networking; serendipitous reading
- self-management (gardening etc.)
19.0 13.0

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Nobody Knows Anything - Did the Zen Master teach...

Did the Zen Master teach you nothing?

Nobody Knows Anything

barsotti nobody knows anything


How to Save the World

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Cacō Ergo Sum

Cacō Ergo Sum

Like other unfortunate side effects of modern philosophy, voiding one's bowels helps ground the sufferer by causing all senses to work in harmony and gives tangible proof of one's existence.


Existential Angst - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia

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