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Clichés and stereotypes such as “beatnik” or “hippie” have been invented for the antitechnologists, the antisystem people, and will continue to be. But one does not convert individuals into mass people with the simple coining of a mass term. 186 more words

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The South Indian Monkey Trap: How Our Values Compromise Our Freedom

The South Indian Monkey Trap is an age old method for catching troublesome monkeys looking to steal food from local villagers in parts of India. This simple but ingenious trap consists of a coconut that has been carefully hollowed out at one end and chained to a pole in the ground. 898 more words


Fuzzy owls day off!

“Some things you miss because they’re so tiny you overlook them. But some things you don’t see because they’re so huge.”
― Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance…

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Improve the world ~

“The place to improve the world is first in one’s own heart
and head and hands, and then work outward from there.”
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. . . like ants, serving these strange, incomprehensible shapes

“… I would like not to cut any new channels of consciousness but simply dig deeper into old ones that have become silted in with the debris of thoughts grown stale and platitudes too often repeated. 164 more words


Apologies to Anton

I owe to Anton, because I learned calculus with him, and my last post it was from an George’s book. Yes, last week I caught a George on library, because the sentence sounds ok and his book was slimmer. 145 more words



It is a puzzling thing.  The truth knocks on the door and you say, “Go away, I’m looking for the truth,” and so it goes away.  

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