Tag: Life


The Power of Telescopic Perspective

I don’t think it is possible to contribute to the present moment in any meaningful way while being wholly engulfed by it. It is only by stepping out of it, by taking a telescopic perspective, that we can then dip back in and do the work which our time asks of us.

Source: In Praise of the Telescopic Perspective: A Reflection on Living Through Turbulent Times | Brainpickings

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Please Pass The Soma

So many passionately expressed their outrage back in September when the repeal of Obamacare was very real…and failed…thanks to those passionate voices.

Here’s the rub, the Republican Tax Bill — now all but assured passage by the Senate — includes a powerful provision that removes the Individual Mandate to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), effectively starving Obamacare — and will have a very similar effect on the lives of Americans as a straight repeal — increases in premiums for everyone and reduce coverage to affordable healthcare for millions who need it most.

I understand that taxes are messy and there’s so much wrong with this bill (including screwing over Polar Bears) — but I’m surprised by how many folks are sidelining this time around.

Is it fatigue..you know…it just doesn’t matter? You changed your mind about the need for affordable healthcare? You like the tax bill? Magical Thinking? Waiting for the overtime victory that’s snatched out of the jaws of certain defeat? You’re tired seeing these silly political posts and want more cat photos? Done.

Credit: Christopher Pollard. My Cat Sunny

I really don’t know.

Oh, well…I guess its time to embrace our new Kleptocracy, Corporatocracy or Oligarchy…you choose.

Please pass the Soma.

Source: Please Pass The Soma | Medium

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Bunny Chow – South Africa’s Indian Dish

South Africa is home to one of the largest Indian communities outside India. It’s also home to the unique curry called bunny chow. It’s delicious. So much so, that when I travel to Cape Town, I make sure head down to the Eastern Food Bazaar to get my fix.

Source: BBC – The Indian dish you can’t find in India

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United We Stand

United We Stand on this 241st United States Independence Day.

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Lunar At Its Most Beautiful

Here’s some geeky space content to close out the evening – Lunar is a short film created from still photographs from the Project Apollo Archive. It took brothers Christian and Wolfgang Stangl 18 months to complete…an incredible achievement. Enjoy!

LUNAR from Christian Stangl on Vimeo.