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8. July 2014

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Contemplating Suicide? Please Read This

If you are contemplating suicide, please re-consider. And then click here for awareness, prevention, and support on the topic of suicide. I’m not advocating for or against suicide. I’m non-judgmental about the issue, although I agree with Archbishop Desmond Tutu that every human has a right to make the decision to end his or her […]

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19. October 2014

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Why We Should Welcome Our Demise—and Soon!

by Alton C. Thompson I take it as a given that our species is “on the way out.”  If for no other reason than global warming—or, as some prefer, “climate change.”  After all: As Bruce Melton noted last year, “In the last 28 years we [humans] have emitted as many greenhouse gas pollutants as we […]

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16. October 2014

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Recent and Forthcoming Travels

A recently completed, 12-day speaking tour to California and southern Oregon totaled more than 20 formal events and many additional informal ones. Big thanks to my friends Peter Melton and Wolf for their entertaining company, and to Peter for voluntarily taking on the task of my west-coast manager (and performing the task brilliantly). Yes, I […]

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14. October 2014

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Fiddling While Rome Burns

by Alton C. Thompson The fire, in 64 CE, that destroyed much of Rome came to have associated with it the claim that then-Emperor Nero “fiddled” while the city was burning.  Although Italy gave birth to the violin, this did not occur until the sixteenth century—making Nero’s “fiddling” in 64 CE impossible. This is not […]

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12. October 2014

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Where Are They? The Creatives of Our Generation

by Emma Fenton It’s a peculiar dilemma in a world which is becoming increasingly globalized by the minute, revolutionizing our mass media and transforming connectivity into a virtual network where another individual on the other side of the planet appears at the click of a button. Our internet empowers us to share critical resources, express new […]

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10. October 2014

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How to Feel Better

by Reese Jones The world seems to be falling apart … WHAT TO DO? In contemplating near-term human extinction, if one believes it to be coming to pass shortly, there is likely a terrible inevitability that can wrench the gut and tear the soul. And, if one has young children, the agony can be exponentially […]

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8. October 2014

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Winning The Struggle With Hopium Addiction

by Doug Fasching  This is not the essay that I was expecting to write, nor is it the one I wanted to. When you start a journey you have an expectation of where you will end up. In my life that has never been the case. I first wrote an essay called Coping Skills, which […]

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6. October 2014

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Recent Presentations

30 September 2014, California State University, Chico, California, embedded here 29 September 2014, “World Development” course, California State University-East Bay, Hayward, California, classroom appearance embedded below in four parts 28 September 2014, one of four panelists for a local television show in Santa Cruz, California, embedded below _______ Catch Nature Bats Last on the radio […]

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4. October 2014

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Earth Changes: A Confluence of Inner and Outer Growth

by Jack Adam Weber When hope is used to reject reality, this is called denial, and denial usually has a darker side than the (fertile and therefore rejuvenating) darkness it initially resisted. When we accept the dark and difficult side of side of life, the experiences that are not rosy and peaceful, we give ourselves […]

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2. October 2014

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Yet More NTHE Questions

Apart from NTE, is there any significant philosophical issue at the present time? ** Is there anything redeeming about the path that got us to this point (the last oh, 10,000 years or so) in regards to now figuring out how one can start living a life of excellence? _______ McPherson delivered a presentation on […]

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30. September 2014

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Facing Truth

by  Jonathan Woolson (bio follows) These are our choices, that we choose to continue, …and the results of our choices, that we make every day…   …and the fragmented limbs and bodies of South Sudanese, Syrian, Israeli, and Gazan children, …and the Right of Return is ground into the pulverized dust of Palestine’s concrete and […]

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