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Masters Of War

August 9, 2017 1 Comment

arms

arms

The masters of war have gathered armies before.

The youth have been sacrificed in other generations to satisfy the desires of rulers greedy for more power, control, wealth.

As times change value comes and goes, while control is more elusive.

The digital reality of our big data and big vulnerability sets us up for conflict and invasion by enemies.

The new definition of war and the lowered probability of peace has altered the course of history.

Ancient weapons of ignorance and separation are still in use. Placing blame is still the most common excuse for leadership.

It is futile for us to worry or vex ourselves about our fate.  Sadly, it is in the hands of some dangerous hombres.

Newsflash Fever

May 15, 2017 5 Comments

thorny

thorny

What is the hurry to rush to judgement before the truth is known?
Where is the discernment needed to tell fact from fiction?
Confusion reigns while some are making a living making up news
And others are taking it all in from morning until night every day
Is there a limit to the shadow nonsense information we consume?
We need an intervention from a natural reality with perspective
These newsflashes and their associated contempt and contention
Are fast occurring, tiny openings into the dystopian future we create

#NaPoWriMo Future Yields

April 18, 2017 1 Comment

farm

farm

While the millstone grinds the grain
The farmer is planting another field
Taking gamble that he will gain
When the harvest reveals his yield
His land is full of rocks and clay
He plowed by hand the garden soil
His seeds are saved for the day
The moon phase will bless his toil
He follows old traditions learned from the past
Then he hopes for survival, prays his work will last

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Fluidity and the Future

August 26, 2015 2 Comments

fountain of youth

fountain of youth

When the worldwide economy takes center stage anything can happen.  Some people are caught in a crunch without sufficient funds to cover their losses.  Some investments are easily converted into cash.  These are considered to be fluid investments.  Anything that you own for which there is no instant market is not fluid.  You must find a buyer in order to unload those items.  Often the seller takes a serious loss when forced to raise funds to cover losses. Think of the recent real estate tragedies in the united States as an example.  The underwater homes and mortgages were stuck in  a stagnant market that favored buyers over sellers.  The American dream of the 30 year mortgage in real estate as a fabulous investment has been revealed to be less than foolproof.  Not all homes will retain value, and in some markets real estate is very difficult to move.

Fluidity is a factor in investing and planning for retirement, but it is also a major element in future flexibility in life. The body you create as well as inherit will serve you for better or for worse as time passes.  You will be able to enjoy activities and stay involved in social and intellectual interests as long as your physical health allows.  The precious resources of healthy mind and healthy body can’t be overprotected.  The body is the permanent home we will occupy until we die. Keeping it in good working order is the most valuable gift we can give our future selves.  Retaining good range of motion will pay excellent dividends in terms of comfort and ease. How can we contribute to our liquid physical assets?

  • Immerse yourself in water- use the support of hydrostatic pressure to bring ease to your movement and enhancement to your natural flexibility
  • Try new forms of artistic expression- the latest trend is all about adult coloring books as a meditative practice. Crafty or edible, use any new excuse to expand your artistic horizons.
  • Plan free time to include more activities in nature.  Picnics, hikes, and trips to the dog park all bring the healing power of nature into our daily experience.
  • If you have any space (even a balcony) try growing some of the foods or herbs you eat.  The satisfaction of gardening is a shortcut to both better nutrition and therapy.
  • Start a regular stretching and strength routine.  The methods you use are less important than making the practice a daily habit.  Keeping range of motion all over the body, especially the spine, is an investment well worth your time.
fountain of youth

fountain of youth

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