On New Years Day this year, I wrote a song that I really liked and committed myself to writing one song every month, and I am proud to say that I have recently finished my eleventh one. Wide-eyed dreamer that I have always been, I try to churn out anthems when I can, and since I’ve now started producing one song a month as well, this particular anthem of unity is scheduled to be released on January 20, 2021.
After such a tumultuous election process, the song started with the phrase “We’ve all got to get through this together”, and that became the working title. …
while we’re building a global economy
there are a few things we need to consider
before we get too excited
and our hearts get all a-twitter
the first thing we need to realize
about this thing that we call money
is that it came from our imagination
just like the easter bunny
every mark put in a ledger
every euro, yen, and penny
every dollar, peso, rupee, and pound
the forms money takes are many
but the reality is that we made them all up
they sprouted from our minds
we would be wise to best learn how to use…
There are a few “what if” questions I’ve been pondering for the last decade or so. That was when I first heard about bitcoin and the blockchain. However, at the time, I had devoted myself to not using money for a year so I didn’t really engage with it. But since I’ve started using money again, I’ve been practicing what I call ABC Squared Economics and I think that the blockchain could help make it a scalable application.
Basically, I have four different accounts at my bank. One is for the Artistry of my life, which I spend however I want in order to entertain my senses. I have an account for my Business activity. I have an account for my Citizenry, from which I pay rent and taxes. And I have an account for my Community through which I help friends in need and donate to charitable and environmental organizations. …
I was one of those people who, once voting had started, shared the meme of the yard sign reading, “Whoever wins, stay calm” including a quote by Abraham Lincoln which read “We are not enemies, but friends.” However, I know it’s not that simple.
For the most part, the meme was liked, even shared by a few of my friends. But I was a little surprised at the usually very sweet people who did not cozy up to the idea of considering themselves friends with people they consider racists. …
In 1931, historian James Truslow Adams popularized the phrase “American Dream”. In Epic of America, he writes, “that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for every man, with opportunity for each according to his ability or achievement. It is a difficult dream for the European upper classes to interpret adequately, and too many of us ourselves have grown weary and mistrustful of it. …
This is my at-one-ment with the Universe
including all that She provides for me.
And I call her a She
because She is the Bounty of all Being.
God remains as the masculine
and serves as the Provider of and for Her offspring.
And thus They Create One Another.
As the Bible says Eve was made of the rib from Adam.
So the Universe is created
from the piece of Him
that is nearest and dearest to His Heart.
I assume by many I will be called a New Age thinker,
and I don’t dispute that indeed I am.
At the rate the world is moving right…
Some time ago, when the rituals of religion were developed around natural occurrences instead of ideology, the festival of Samhain (pronounced “sow-in”) was instituted as one of the four annual festivals to celebrate the changing seasons. In the Gaelic tradition of the northern hemisphere from which Samhain emerged, it was the end of summer, dividing the year into halves with Beltane, May 1, which has come to be known as May Day. …
A lot of people are talking about the death of democracy in America lately, but if the 2016 election is any indication of the state of our democracy, the truth is that we don’t really have much of one. We never really have.
Looking back over the rates of participation in presidential elections over the last couple of centuries, it is now just about what it was when it started. The first recorded election in 1828 in drew 57.6% of eligible voters out to participate. The numbers fluctuated over the next century, but were mostly in the 60–70 percentile, reaching a peak of 81.8% …
“It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.” — Jiddu Krishnamurti
Twenty years ago, after 29 years of trying to find my place in the world, I was diagnosed with a fairly popular neurological disorder that seemed to be a contributing factor in my inability to adapt to normal society. At the time, considering the state of my society, I didn’t feel that not fitting into the insanity around me was necessarily a bad thing. So I opted to focus my energies toward the strengths usually found in people who shared my disorder.
There was a time when I did not used to vote. I felt that it was giving others undue authority over me if I participated in the system they established. I’m sure that many feel that way now, and if you happen to be of this mindset, I would ask you to reconsider the possibilities.
Having looked at the various isms that we are offered, I can say that I am mostly drawn toward anarchism. Some confuse the ideology with the anarchy that the Sex Pistols sang about or some hysterical, chaotic, madcap reality of utter craziness. …