Monthly Archives: November 2011

Thinking about community

We need to work to ‘gain control over the conditions under which we struggle with the challenges of life’. For the most of us ‘such control can be gained only collectively.’ (Zygmunt Bauman). We had a very long wait for … Continue reading

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burning books

We have a natural right to make use of our pens as of our tongue, at our peril, risk and hazard. ~Voltaire, Dictionnaire Philosophique, 1764 Many of my friends commented on the fact that I burned journals so on this … Continue reading

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count down

This Autumn picture represents my count down better than a picture of piles of disarray. The aster has gone to seed, and the leaves on the willow fell after the heavy frost earlier in the week. The Hemlock retains her … Continue reading

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When a negative emotion arises in the mind, its nature is quite pure. It is energy, an experience in the body and the mind. That’s all. It’s not substantial. And it is fleeting unless supported. It is a shimmer of … Continue reading

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