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Newrepublic. Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned” is the best-known line from William Congreve’s The Mourning Bride. But I’m concerned with the phrase preceding it, which captures wrath in more universal terms: “Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned.” Even an angry Almighty can’t compete with mortals whose love turns to hate. Cornel West’s rage against President Barack Obama evokes that kind of venom.

He has accused Obama of political minstrelsy, calling him a “Rockefeller Republican in blackface”; taunted him as a “brown-faced Clinton”; and derided him as a “neoliberal opportunist.” In 2011, West and I were both speakers at a black newspaper conference in Chicago. During a private conversation, West asked how I escaped being dubbed an “Obama hater” when I was just as critical of the president as he was. West’s animus is longstanding, and only intermittently broken by bouts of calculated love. Yet West is, in my estimation, the most exciting black American scholar ever. Spiritual Musings | Aware of Awareness. All together, now! The best, best, best thing I’ve ever done in my professional career was attend the week-long Creative Connections Mindfulness Retreat in Yosemite last month. This beautifully conceived retreat was organized by colleagues/super-women Tanya Golash-Boza and Zulema Valdez at UC-Merced and France Winddance Twine at UC-Santa Barbara. Words cannot express how life-changing and life-affirming this experience was.. but I’ll try anyway :) Working on the deck.

Our schedule included everything from workshops, yoga, hiking, swimming, professional massage and meditation. Every morning, we got up around 6 AM for breakfast. One thing I know for sure is that I would not have been invited to participate in such an auspicious gathering if I had not “come out” about my spiritual practice and commitment to holistic well-being via this blog two years ago. This attention to creating a holistic space for creativity and productivity was evident in details big and small. Continue reading. AKER : print your urban farm. Start growing your own food this Spring with these flat pack, open source urban farming kits. Check out our first video update: These are the reasons we started the AKER project. With our modular growing kits, you can quickly and easily turn your urban space into a healthy food factory for you and your family. Get a pre-made urban farming kit at these special low prices, or download the files to make locally yourself! With AKER, you can take the power of food production into your own backyard, balcony or rooftop!

International orders available see details at bottom of this page! (All orders will arrive on time whether we meet our funding goal or not!) 3 Key Features: AKER is efficient and designed to make maximum use of space for growing food: balconies, rooftops and small to medium sized gardens are perfect. AKER needs no tools and snaps together without needing screws or glues. Download to Make yours Locally The files can be downloaded and "printed" in your city using any 4'x8' CNC router. How to Learn: Lewis Carroll’s Four Rules for Digesting Information and Mastering the Art of Reading. The Harvard Classics / Dr. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf : Free Books : Free Texts : Download & Streaming. The Harvard Classics, originally known as Dr. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf, is a 51-volume anthology of classic works from world literature, compiled and edited by Harvard University president Charles W.

Eliot and first published in 1909. The most comprehensive and well-researched anthology of all time comprises both the 50-volume "5-foot shelf of books" and the the 20-volume Shelf of Fiction. Together they cover every major literary figure, philosopher, religion, folklore and historical subject through the twentieth century.n 1910, Dr. Charles W. Eliot, then President of Harvard University, put together an extraordinary library of "all the books needed for a real education.

" "Dr.Charles W.Eliot, the former Harvard president who edited the series, maintained that if one read just 15 minutes a day from the 51 volumes he assembled, it would constitute "a good substitute for a liberal education to anyone who would read them with devotion. " The Harvard Classics: A Free, Digital Collection. During his days as Harvard’s influential president, Charles W.

Eliot made a frequent assertion: If you were to spend just 15 minutes a day reading the right books, a quantity that could fit on a five foot shelf, you could give yourself a proper liberal education. The publisher P. F. Collier and Son loved the idea and asked Eliot to assemble the right collection of works. A big h/t to @eugenephoto Texts in the Harvard Classics collection (courtesy of Wikipedia): Vol. 1: FRANKLIN, WOOLMAN, PENN His Autobiography, by Benjamin Franklin The Journal of John Woolman, by John Woolman (1774 and subsequent editions) Fruits of Solitude, by William Penn Vol. 2. Sagan-reading-list.jpg (JPEG Image, 1506 × 2000 pixels) - Scaled (50%) Carl Sagan's Undergrad Reading List: 40 Essential Texts for a Well-Rounded Thinker. How to Talk To A Narcissist - by Bill Snow - Response to Readers' Questions. ...When Listening A Lot Makes "Conversation" Question from a psytalk reader: How do you communicate with a narcissist?

Response: Dear G. B Let's begin with some basics. My response to your question has four parts... Words of caution. Before proceeding with details about how to interact with a narcissist, take a look at what you want out of the engagement. However, if you are in a position where you feel you have little choice but to interact with a narcissist, read on. A Narcissist's Characteristics. The reason for prefacing these comments with the foregoing precaution lies in the nature of the narcissist's personality. A narcissist exhibits pervasive grandiosity -- sometimes through behavior, sometimes in fantasy. Narcissists hold (perhaps "embrace" would be a better term) an exaggerated sense of self-importance.

Consequently, narcissists have unreasonable expectations of people and situations. How To Talk To A Narcissist Demand little. How To Get What You Want From A Narcissist Example: The Promise of “Open Co-operativism” Photo credit: The Co-operative / Foter / CC BY. Article cross-posted from Is it possible to imagine a new sort of synthesis or synergy between the emerging peer production and commons movement on the one hand, and growing, innovative elements of the co-operative and solidarity economy movements on the other? That was the animating question behind a two-day workshop, “Toward an Open Co-operativism,” held in August, 2014 and now chronicled in a new report by UK co-operative expert Pat Conaty and me. (Pat is a Fellow of the New Economics Foundation and a Research Associate of Co-operatives UK, and attended the workshop.) The workshop was convened because the commons movement and peer production share a great deal with co-operatives....but they also differ in profound ways.

Both share a deep commitment to social cooperation as a constructive social and economic force. Below, the Introduction to the report followed by the Contents page. From the Introduction. Control, Surrender and the Paradox of Self-Transcendence: Wisdom from a Vintage Scandinavian Children’s Book. By Maria Popova “It’s a pity that exciting things always stop happening when you’re not afraid of them anymore and would like to have a little fun.”

“It is the first thing any one has to learn in order to live,” Henry Miller wrote in comparing the art of living to dance, driven by rhythm into which the dancer must relax. “It is extremely difficult, because it means surrender, full surrender.” Surrender, it turns out, is an essential part of testing the limits, which is in turn an essential part of transcending them — in other words, the raw material of creative breakthroughs. But the beautiful term that Jeanette Winterson used to describe the experience of letting art transform us — “the paradox of active surrender” — applies just as aptly to the art of living itself: Paradoxical as it may sound, to stop resisting that which we cannot control is the only choice we have, but it is also one we must actively make in order to transcend our limits.

The sky darkened suddenly again. 3D Printed Sculptures Look Alive When Spun Under A Strobe Light | SF Globe. John Edmark is an inventor, designer and artist who teaches design at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA. One of his latest creations is a series of 3D-printed sculptures designed with proportions corresponding to the Fibonacci Sequence. When Edmark's sculptures are spun at just the right frequency under a strobe light, a rather magical effect occurs: the sculptures seem to be animated or alive! The rotation speed is set to match the strobe flashes such that every time the sculpture rotates 137.5º, there is one corresponding flash from the strobe light. What makes the sequence so incredibly fascinating is its proliferation throughout nature, such as in the branching of trees, the arrangement of leaves on a stem, the flowering of baby broccoli, a nautilus shell, or even the spiral of galaxies; and that's just to name a few.

You've probably seen Fibonacci's Sequence on countless occasions in your lifetime without even recognizing the pattern. What did you think of the art? 10 New Songs to Get You Through the Long, Cold Winter. —Maddie Oatman on Mon. December 29, 2014 6:00 AM PDT "Our Love" by Sharon Van EttenJagjaguwar/YouTube For an end-of-year playlist, I was tempted to focus on the glittering dance tracks, hip hop ballads, and crashing rock numbers that propelled 2014's late-night bar crawls and caffeinated road-trips.

Much of the past year's standout music packed momentum and pizzazz; new songs by TV on the Radio, Spoon, Taylor Swift, Run the Jewels, the Black Keys, and St. Vincent come to mind. But for when you're at home during the grayest and shortest days of the year, none of that will do. You can also listen to the playlist nonstop via Spotify (embedded at the bottom). 1. This playful and eclectic Montreal-based group experiments with obscure instruments like the African ngoni, dabbles in Delta-inspired blues, and knows how to really bang it out during live shows. 2.

This song is steeped in regret and remembrance, and it rings with simple and assured harmonies. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. alt-J, "Warm Foothills" The open source revolution is coming and it will conquer the 1% - ex CIA spy | Nafeez Ahmed | Environment. Robert David Steele, former Marine, CIA case officer, and US co-founder of the US Marine Corps intelligence activity, is a man on a mission. But it's a mission that frightens the US intelligence establishment to its core.With 18 years experience working across the US intelligence community, followed by 20 more years in commercial intelligence and training, Steele's exemplary career has spanned almost all areas of both the clandestine world.

Steele started off as a Marine Corps infantry and intelligence officer. After four years on active duty, he joined the CIA for about a decade before co-founding the Marine Corps Intelligence Activity, where he was deputy director. Widely recognised as the leader of the Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) paradigm, Steele went on to write the handbooks on OSINT for NATO, the US Defense Intelligence Agency and the U.S.

But the CIA wasn't happy, and ensured that Steele was prohibited from running a second conference. The goal, he concludes, is to reject: Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read. Lsr.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.compoundchem. Progressive Utilization Theory. Progressive Utilization Theory logo Progressive Utilization Theory, also known by the acronym PROUT, is a collection of socioeconomic and political ideas propounded by Indian philosopher and spiritual leader Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar.[1][2] Considered an integral part of his spiritual philosophy,[1] Sarkar formulated the theory of his Ananda Marga movement in 1959[3] and summarized it in the fifth chapter of his book Ananda Sutram.[2][4] Description[edit] According to a description by Terry Irving and Rowan Cahill, PROUT "envisages a decentralized, community-based world economy of self-sufficiency for the poor; economic democracy; small business; and limits on the accumulation of wealth.

At the political level, PROUT rejects nationalism and seeks the formation of a world government.[2][5] Sarkar also supported the concept of a world army.[2] PROUTist Universal[edit] Criticism[edit] Professor Narasingha P. See also[edit] Neohumanism References[edit] External links[edit] Official website. Resilience Alliance - Panarchy.

No system can be understood or managed by focusing on it at a single scale. All systems (and SESs especially) exist and function at multiple scales of space, time and social organization, and the interactions across scales are fundamentally important in determining the dynamics of the system at any particular focal scale. This interacting set of hierarchically structured scales has been termed a "panarchy" (Gunderson and Holling 2003). Panarchy is a framework of nature's rules, hinted at by the name of the Greek god of nature- Pan - whose persona also evokes an image of unpredictable change. Since the essential focus of Panarchy is to rationalize the interplay between change and persistence, between the predictable and unpredictable, Holling et al. (2002) draw on the notion of hierarchies of influences between embedded scales, that is pan-archies, to represent structures that sustain experiments, test its results and allow adaptive evolution.

CoinScrum and Proof of Work: Tools for the Future - Vinay Gupta. Pads. When Einstein Met Tagore. Science and the Indian Tradition: When Einstein Met Tagore (India in the Modern World (Numbered)) (9780415481342): David L. Gosling: Books. The Baloney Detection Kit: Carl Sagan’s Rules for Bullshit-Busting and Critical Thinking. Carl Sagan (November 9, 1934–December 20, 1996) was many things — a cosmic sage, voracious reader, hopeless romantic, and brilliant philosopher.

But above all, he endures as our era’s greatest patron saint of reason and critical thinking, a master of the vital balance between skepticism and openness. In The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark (public library) — the same indispensable volume that gave us Sagan’s timeless meditation on science and spirituality, published mere months before his death in 1996 — Sagan shares his secret to upholding the rites of reason, even in the face of society’s most shameless untruths and outrageous propaganda.

Through their training, scientists are equipped with what Sagan calls a “baloney detection kit” — a set of cognitive tools and techniques that fortify the mind against penetration by falsehoods: The kit is brought out as a matter of course whenever new ideas are offered for consideration.