Steps Toward the Present: More Mindful Wandering

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BLOG Steps Toward the Present. Living in the Now, it seems to me, must accelerate one's self-knowledge to the point one becomes more intelligent (in useful ways), more emotionally intelligent, more aware and 'sensitive', more intuitive, more present. I'm more present.

Falling Off the Edge

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The metaphor of trying to sell a meteor to a dinosaur, shown in the cartoon at the top of this post, is precisely apt. drawing by hugh macleod at gapingvoid.

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Links of the Month: January 29, 2015

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T he enormous cognitive dissonance between our growing awareness of our civilization’s accelerating collapse, and the ‘news’ in the media and the subjects of most public discourse, continues to baffle me. cartoon by Mick Stevens from The New Yorker.

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Links of the Quarter: December 2018

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Cartoon by the awesome Michael Leunig. Vollmann seeks to understand how “we could not only sustain, but accelerate the rise of atmospheric carbon levels, all the while expressing confusion, powerlessness and resentment.” Na Pali coast, Kaua’i — photo by me, taken two weeks ago.

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Links of the Quarter: December 2016

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‘We’ do not live in the present at all. cartoon by Emily Flake in the New Yorker. Extinction Is the End Game: Xray Mike recaps the latest signs of the accelerating decline of civilization culture. cartoon by Mick Stevens in the New Yorker.

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Links of the Month: November 8, 2013

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An example is how greater human numbers lead to greater production of human foods and vice versa, in an accelerating loop that has led to an utterly unsustainable 7.3 cartoon by Charles Barsotti from The New Yorker. cartoon by Roz Chast from The New Yorker.

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Grimly Letting Go of the Old Story

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cartoon by David Sipress from the New Yorker. This is despite the fact that this increase in income and wealth has come at a ghastly and accelerating social, political and ecological cost.

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Links of the Month: April 16, 2013

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If you’re curious, here’s a presentation he made in Vancouver; here he is answering questions about the use of ayahuasca, and here’s an audio interview with him (if that’s not enough, there’s tons more on his website ). cartoon by arnie levin in the new yorker.

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