As I write here by the window of an office near Union Square in NYC, New Year’s Eve approaches, my 66th year looms. Do I go gentle into the unquiet night? Or take my cue from the Master? Nicolas Walter, in his pamphlet About Anarchism, lays bare the eternal situation: Anarchists see progress quite differently, … More New Year's Eve Reflection
What courage!! … More Challenging Conventional Wisdom
Amazon wants it all … More Fulfillment by Amazon
Google and the intelligence community, together again … More Google and the CIA: so happy together
Your experience is now a commodity … More Surveillance Capitalism: making socialism and libertarianism obsolete?
New Age spirituality is Gnosticism commodified … More Against Gnosticism: What is spirituality?
Terrible question. The kind of question that turns the day into a cold and rainy afternoon. This morning, scrolling through my Google news feed, I read that Steve Jobs would look into the mirror each morning and remind himself to treat the day as if it were his last day on earth. Pressure. When I … More What Makes Life Worth Living?
Imagine Trump hiring Dr Strangelove to replace General Kelly. Gary Lachman, in his book, Dark Star Rising, writes some fascinating paragraphs about Vladimir Putin’s Chief of Staff, Anton Vaino. Move over, telescope, microscope, the nooscope is here! Vaino, co-inventor of the nooscope, is aiming at “recording and distilling the sum total of human thought” (Anton Vaino, Mad … More Big Tech controls the Future, meet Anton Vaino!
Is synchronicity real? … More And then, there’s Terence McKenna
Sometimes our minds are too open. … More Philip K. Dick: Schizophrenia and the I Ching