• Humanity
  • Star Trek: A Future Without Money?

    Yes please. Where do I sign up? I’ve long thought that humanity would be better off without money. Whether this personal belief arose from my adoption of anarchism or whether I adopted anarchism because of the belief I no longer remember. Regardless, the future I wanted was a future in which humans were less concerned […]

  • Ecology
  • Big on Small

    I’m big on small and have been for much of my adult life. Not just small but tiny if at all possible. What might it mean to be small? I’d suggest that we just start by acknowledging our own smallness. We spend much of our lives in a relentless effort to find or create our […]

  • Humanity
  • Alone but not lonely

    I’m going to tell you a story about being alone. Not necessarily lonely, but alone. There’s a difference which we’ll work out as we go. The story starts in a washroom beside a washer and a drier when an 11 year old boy came to the conclusion that he would never have someone to be […]

  • Humanity
  • Vulnerability, change and growth

    Yes, yes, I know. I’ve brought up the recent ending/change of my recent relationship with Kaleesha a lot recently. It figures in. Much of what I’m thinking about at the moment is where I went with that relationship and what it means for me. In the spring of 2013 I hadn’t really been looking for […]

  • Cosmos
  • A Sentient Being

    Oliver Sacks on learning he has cancer I cannot pretend I am without fear. But my predominant feeling is one of gratitude. I have loved and been loved; I have been given much and I have given something in return; I have read and traveled and thought and written. I have had an intercourse with […]

  • Humanity
  • Idealism, Diplomacy, and the Pale, Blue Dot

    Kaleesha’s at it again with a really wonderful post about our human ideas about the way things are supposed to be.. Today at lunch I overheard my six year old directing one of the older children in the making of her PB&J sandwich. “Not like that. I want it the way it’s supposed to be.” […]

  • Humanity
  • Star Trek and Humanity

    Ha! I just brought up Star Trek in a discussion the other day and came across this today. Star Trek: The Next Generation In 40 Hours — Medium And this is why I love the NG: “Our heroes fly around on a 1,000-person spaceship run by Starfleet, which is Earth’s peacekeeping/military organization. Earth, along with […]

  • communication
  • Racism ruined my dinner

    For me Ferguson started when I was around 12 years old. Let’s say, 1981. I was at the doctor’s office and my doctor was making small talk. I don’t remember the exact question he’d asked but it was something along the lines of did I like football and who was my favorite player. I don’t […]

  • Earth
  • Of Monarchs and Birthdays

    It’s Royal’s birthday so I’ll put on a happy face. But this. This. I’m having a real hard time imagining a summertime without Monarchs. What else will we kill off because we don’t know how to live within limits, don’t know how to live as species that recognizes the needs of other species. Every grass […]

  • Atheism
  • Accepting Complexity

    A few days ago we had a visit from the Johavah’s Witnesses. We glanced out the window and didn’t recognize the van. When I saw them get out I guessed pretty quickly who they were and excitedly put on my shoes. By the time I got out to the car they were already in conversation […]