Alan Watts on Specialization

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“The price that we pay for specialization in conscious attention is ignorance for everything outside its field…for if you concentrate on a figure you tend to ignore the background. You can, therefore, see the world in a disintegrated aspect. You take separate things and events seriously, imagining that these really do exist, when actually they have the same kind of …

“We cannot have a fair prosperity in isolation…”

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“[W]e cannot have a fair prosperity in isolation from a fair society…. We must not surrender to the relentless medical inflation that can bankrupt almost anyone…Let us insist on real controls over what doctors and hospitals can charge, and let us resolve that the state of a family’s health shall never depend on the… size of a family’s wealth.” 1980 …

Saturation Point

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The news in the big wide world out there is long past officially over the top for the Summer of ’09. Saturation point here was hit well over a week ago so every day I have to squeeze my brain out like a washrag. My absorbency is done did over. As I noted elsewhere… July 4th being a day for …

Film director, Mohsen Makhmalbaf

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Huffington Post gives this translation: The people of Iran, by phone and mails, have asked me to send their message to mister Moussavi. This letter is a summary of what they have told me these past days from inside Iran and all over the world: “President Moussavi: give us your orders! Political power is gained by making people act, and …

Iran, the 3rd largest country of bloggers

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Did you know that Iran is the 3rd largest country of bloggers? I didn’t. Here is the Vancouver Film School’s short animation, “Iran, a Nation of Bloggers”. Very well done. My slow brain has had to go through some strenuous gymnastics learning how to pronounce Ahmadinejad. Plus I’ve heard it pronounced various ways. But I finally got it (I think) …

News I’m watching

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Besides Twitter, the two sites I’m continuing to follow for Iran news are the blog on it at the Guardian and Huffington Post’s blog. The Guardian Huffington Post Streaming video of protests at Persianq here. Wonderful video of rally today. Location is Karimkhan bridge.

Check the sponsors

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Reading on HuffingtonPost a piece in which a yoga instructor states she can learn things about people, like their ability to get what they want, in yoga. She says when your body tells you in yoga to quit because it’s uncomfortable, that’s your moment of choice. When you actually notice those reactions, you get to choose what response is really …

Guns for Jesus

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It’s called an Open Carry Church Service and not only does the Valley Station Road Church want you to carry your gun to church, they’ll give you an opportunity to win a handgun and listen to operators of gun stores and firing ranges while enjoying patriotic music. A red font resembling splattered blood is used on a promo poster, but …