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Tech is Production is Revenue is Education Reform

Tech is Production is Revenue is Education Reform

Western Mind is dominated by the Visual.  Tech is Visual. Current School Reform is Technological. Educational Technology is Visual. Educational Technology is a Product. The product is digital electronic. It is a capital production. It has production and consumption as motivation. Learning is irrelevant but that students learn production and consumption of the digital-technological-visual. Production […]

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Think On’t

Here’s an issue for the mind awash in the digital image and it corresponding “emotional” content: As the mind receives this content it is acted upon by it and it responds in kind. There is no deliberation. We have no time to think but instead we are thought. In the time before writing and speech […]

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Well, What Would Jesus Do?

As a reader and writer, talker and walker I “do” mostly with my mind with a little work for those reliably real metas, carpal and tarsal. Those actions largely comprise the me that comes to this space and pecks at keys; the me that makes pancakes for kids in the a.m.; the me that squats […]

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Human Potential, Time Discipline and Post-Edenic Mind

There is only rendering, the rendered, upon which there is thought. This is the basis of our understanding of mind.  Ruskin, Freud, Proust…Bernays, Goebbels, Gossage and so on. In one sense there is an undiscovered country which is not death, but memory in as expansive a form as you can imagine.  We can seek to […]

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Glorifying War Shall Not Grow Old

Concerning War Movies (prompted by a conversation about Peter Jackson’s movie They Shall Not Grow Old). In J. D. Salinger’s […]

Cutting Down the Clouds

This winter they are cutting down our woods more seriously than ever,—Fair Haven Hill, Walden, Linnaea Borealis Wood, etc. etc. […]

Representative Texts from Hawthorne to Dickinson

In your daily busyness you are pressed for time to think and often choose instead anesthetization – watching any number […]

Between Hope and Defeat, History and Heaven

“God himself culminates in the present moment.” (Thoreau) What is “now” for? What if you “know” the future? Fairy tales […]

Absolute Solutions Necessary

Only two things to do: 1. zero out carbon emissions 2. exception: all technological and scientific labor exploring new solutions […]

Rachel Carson’s book had no real effect

Facing Global Climate Disruption and the End of Everything All At Once… David Wallace-Wells’ The Uninhabitable Earth tries very hard […]