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Monday, May 10, 2021

I Am Not White: a first draft.

I am not white... Not white, but tones of pink of gentle shades of tawny with constellations on my skin of greater and lesser magnitudes of browns. My eyes are blue or sometimes more like grey. It's a mood thing or a product of surroundings and ecologies. My blood is red as bright as anyone's. My hair has lived through sun-touched gold and lightish, dullish brown, and through fads of colors unnatural And come to white and grey and a touch of aqua for the fun of it! The heart of my heart pulses... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, May 9, 2021

From the beginning of life on Earth...

...every one of us, every child of every mother, is the latest of a successful line of evolution. And every girl is descended through a straight line, mothers all the way. That is a very, very long line! Every one of us, an iteration of the Divine expressed in flesh. And for some of us, this is where Science meets the Divine, and they go down the road together, holding hands. Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, March 14, 2021

"What would you do for a Klondike Bar?"

Watching EVIL on Netflix. Interesting... It's the metaphor of the perpetual battle of Good vs Evil through the filters of the Catholic Church vs the Demonic Heirarchy. That isn't the point of it though, that's just the vehicle for the stories and the lessons it is offering. The point is that we make choices, that our choices begin with how we choose the influences that help us make our decisions; that there are things essentially wholesome, and things essentially inimical to life and happiness,... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, March 8, 2021

The Feminine Myth, Feminine Reality

In honor of the mythic Woman who stands behind every real Woman... MEDUSA O maid, you once were lovely, full of grace, and named for Wisdom in eternal female form-- Metis, Maat, Medha the names you bore... But the passing generations, reshaping and restructuring your form, made you over as a thing to fear, no longer Maid, but monstrous with a deadly, stony gaze; Men made you cruel and cold and perilous to life in latter days, forgetting that the peril in your eyes is Truth too true for them to... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Because communication is all about connection of mind to mind:

This is about a philosophy of language, about communication, about the annoying changes in usages when spoken language becomes written--such as, on social media. Yes, the English language lives, it grows and it changes. New words come into use steadily. But the language also decays and degrades over time. Ignorance and laziness are the entropic forces, just as insects and bacteria and elephants decay and degrade a forest. Management of those forces is the difference between a jungle and a... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Can there be morality in the rejection of religion?

This question is being warmly if not hotly debated over on Facebook today. The question arose and the first comment declares with great certainty, No! There is a big difference between morality and righteousness. Both are personal and subjective, and based in one's own notions of how energies flow through the universe, and what one believes about personal responsibility. In my opinion, based on over six decades of very interested observation, the Righteous tend to be smug and judgemental, and,... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Science vs Faith is not a thing.

My dad once said, "I don't need faith, I've got knowledge!" I think it was a response to my asking him to have a little faith in me. It was, however, his scientist-mindset all around. Scientists seek knowledge, or as close as they can get to something they can claim as 'knowing.' At the same time, true scientists know they never know enough to say more than, "It looks like this is true with the information we have and the tests we can make." Real science is always ready to accept its own... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Earth Stewardship is growing in the world.

https://www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org/orphans/bondeni?fbclid=IwAR26F7c5_n6N5Uz-H7r4fhuP-XqgAuzc8MkzPFDP2te__mP7YYeepDqerb0 Those who follow me on Facebook know by my sharings there that I am a supporter of the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, and of elephants generally. I am in awe of the work that Jane Goodall has done through her lifetime with chimpanzees. I share sometimes the postings of various primate support organizations who provide care and rescue for orangutans and gorillas both in shelters... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Thinking 'And' instead of 'Either/Or'

The very act of city-building is to remove a culture's contact with the natural world. Humans wanted to be safer from the elements, more in control of their comfort and food-security. The bigger our cities got, the greater the remove, the greater the tendency take for granted all that comes to us only through nature. It's 'civilized' human nature to see nature as a foe instead of as a partner and companion. It's been said and is believed by many that our purpose in living lives, of experiencing... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

It's about the Love.

Am I a Christian? Well, no. Not as that is understood in the modern world... or since the times when Church became the main thing, and the teachings of Jesus were toned down or sideways by people who, however sincere, had their own favorite bits and agendas. Every translation of scripture, every interpretation by the Wise and Devout has taken the essentials of Christ's message further and further from the original source. Christianity became temporal and political; it became philosophical more... Sign in to see full entry.

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