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Only Love Remains

Most people would say I’m not religious. I’m not spiritually religious, although I exhibit some behaviors in a religious manner. I refer to myself as a free-thinker, a skeptic, and occasionally an indifferent agnostic or a militant atheist. So the apparently spiritual title of this essay would seem out of character for those who know …

A review of Collapsing Consciously, Carolyn Baker’s latest book

Collapsing Consciously: Transformative Truths for Turbulent Times was written by Carolyn Baker and published by North Atlantic Books a few weeks ago. Baker’s seventh book is a reasoned, reasonable follow-up to Sacred Demise and Navigating the Coming Chaos. Collapsing Consciously delivers its message in a compact, tightly edited 175 pages. The book is pleasantly devoid …

Speaking in Louisville, and a couple essays

I delivered a keynote address for the Bluegrass Bioneers on Friday, 2 November 2012. With thanks to Ben Evans for the video and also to Justin Mog and Amanda Fuller for hosting my stay in Louisville, the video is embedded below. I speak for about 30 minutes, and it’s extensive Q&A after that. The presentation …

TEDx talks in Tempe, Arizona

I presented a TEDx talk on the campus of Arizona State University on Wednesday, 25 January 2012. The Barrett Honors College hosted, and Ashley Irvin was the facilitator. Michael Sliwa spoke before me and, as is customary for TED talks, a couple short video clips were included. All clips are presented below in the same …

Identity crisis

Self-indulgence is only one of many advantages associated with having a blog of my own. In a rare attempt to avoid drawing further attention to myself, I’ll not list the others. At least, not now. As regular readers know by now, I’m a lifelong educator. In fact, the most common insult hurled my way by …

Couchsurfing with my soapbox

My recent foray to Wisconsin and Michigan had me staying five different homes, hence sleeping in five different beds and eating at many different tables. It was quite an exciting adventure, spent with wide-awake people, and I hope to repeat the experience as many times as the industrial economy allows. I’ve embedded one of the …

Caged: Memoirs of a Cage-Fighting Poet

Cameron Conaway is not a warrior poet. He is the Warrior Poet. I strongly recommend his memoir, which will be published next month. I reviewed an early draft of the manuscript when I was finishing my employment at the University of Arizona. Caged is described at goodreads as “a captivating account of a young man …