Monthly Archives: February 2013

Tribute to Frances Perkins: Messiah to the poor & the powerless of society Frances Perkins * * *    [thank you, C Span genesis Brian Lamb] * * The current economic crisis has often been cited as the worst the country has seen since the Great Depression of the 1930s. When Franklin … Continue reading

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Paul Stoller: Forget master of self-publicity Chagnon — the real news in present-day anthropology is the ongoing work on structures of poverty and social inequality, work that exposes how contemporary economic practices trigger widespread real world suffering.

* * * In the media world, it’s been a bad time for anthropologists and anthropology.  First, the Darth Vader of American politics, the incomparable Governor Rick Scott publicly stated that anthropology, his daughter’s undergraduate major, was a subject … Continue reading

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Dave Pruett: Surpassing Einstein — the validation of Irish John Stewart Bell

A participatory universe. The caption to the Universe & the Eye is: “Symbolic representation of the Universe as a self-excited system brought into being by ‘self-reference’. The universe gives birth to communicating participators. Communicating participators give meaning to the universe … Continue reading

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Simpatico! Dedicated to Walelia Unru, humanity’s greatest peacemaker

* Walelia Unru  — Leader of the oppressed & forsaken of society * * Stable and strong, Wood Horses are better able to make decisions. They interact well with others; a trait that enables them to have more … Continue reading

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Radical commitment, and nothing less, makes a marriage and/or odyssey in self-actualization thrive * * I want to buy some credibility with my “I’m not religious!” religious readers. Sometimes I like to retell a religious story and then apply it to a broader but still important human matter. So, hang … Continue reading

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By putting aside our selfish interests to serve someone or something larger than ourselves — by devoting our lives to “giving” rather than “taking” — we are not only expressing our fundamental humanity, but are also acknowledging that there is more to the good life than the pursuit of simple happiness. — Emily Esfahani Smith

“It is the very pursuit of happiness that thwarts happiness.”    — greatest sage Viktor Frankl * * * The pursuit of happiness is associated with selfish behavior — being, as mentioned, a “taker” rather than a    “giver.” The psychologists … Continue reading

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Greatest sage Viktor Frankl: What is to give light must endure burning * * * * * * * * * * What is to give light must endure burning * * * * * * * * * To address the question of redemptive suffering,  … Continue reading

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