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A PUZZLE

If a jumping spider can hear through the hair on his legs, why can’t people have an esp receptor somewhere on their body?  My readings on consciousness for a book I’ll probably never write are pushing me closer to the agnostic category, rather than the atheist.

I used to say with the rest of them that an atheist is just an honest agnostic, but I’m beginning to slide to the other way around.

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re-generation

Well-written and extremely moving–and powerful.

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A TIMELY RE-POSTING

THE WORLD IS FLAT AFTER ALL

Dubbed Democracy, it used to be

top of the line, the lead ship, at sea,

and on the land it served us well,

until the strains of its death knell
fell,

baring an underbelly swole

with all the pilfered things they stole

in broad daylight, and on t.v.!

Gone is the half-belief in he

who’ll take us safely to the shore

while staying steadfast to the core.

The compass nestles in the deep

while those on board remain asleep.

They used to say the earth was round,

that right makes might, but I found

that all I knew I now know not,

nor how to tell the truth from rot,

and not so sure that we’ll endure,

to make a safe arrival.

Nan                                                  Francisco Goya. 1700’s

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JUST CURIOUS…

Image: huffpost.com 1-15-2016

How many Christians prayed for the president’s soul today? Or even this week, in church?

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GASP

[Why does everything have to be changed all the time? Why? Why! Change is okay if an allowance is made to also keep the earlier methods available for old codgers or at least less swift folks–both of which labels I’ll own. I’d add an image if I could. I know we were invited to learn it, but why learn something you don’t want? I guess this is why…]

I wasn’t even going to write about that–the “GASP” title originally referred to an article by Phil Torres from AlterNet today, from Salon, and apparently from Current Affairs by Nathan Robinson. (Crediting posts is also getting more difficult).

I’m not criticizing the ultimate author of the piece, but rather the squabbling of current intellectuals, or possibly the need for the squabbling. I see dirty clothes on the clothesline. If Americans can no longer model themselves after their president, or leading intellectuals, or a majority of religious leaders or many of our neighbors, then who? Certainly not me, I guess… Some folks I admired have messed their pants, it appears.

But allow me one boast: About a year ago I came home to my condo/apartment and found a strange man sitting on my sofa. Rather than enter my apartment I remained in the hallway, leaving the door open to facilitate a quick escape, and said in a loud voice, “You’re in the wrong apartment,” at which he stood and staggered out, without a word or gunshot. (Yes, he was white, but I’m not a racist).

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Like Antibodies…

The whistleblowers are civil servants,  like antibodies fighting the cancer in our political system.  (Reblog from Jilldennison quoting Thomas Friedman in the NY Times.)

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