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NIMSY

from “Koyaanisqatsi” (1982)

One of the most notable of human qualities is our ability to adapt technology to solve problems.  Another would be our inability to stop “solving” the same problem over and over again to the point of over-solving problems to degrees they don’t exist.  If it aint broke, we MUST fix it. Continue reading

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Eight Miles High

It’s raining so hard the rhododendrons are losing their petals.  When I was little I didn’t like rain, but I’ve changed.  My desert-born wife loves rain.  It rained like this on our wedding day, one of the luckiest days of my life. Continue reading

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Subduing the Demon

We are animals.  When animals get stressed there’s an adaptation response called “fight or flight”.  It’s more like fight, flee or freeze, but the point is it’s biological.  It’s a built-in.  You can learn how to use it properly, but you can not keep it from happening.  When you get stressed, adrenaline will pump into your system, and adrenaline can turn you into a monster. Continue reading

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