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A peaceful and well balance humanity has been a divine dream since the dawn of humankind. That dream has sought its way into communal living practiced by the Egyptian Pharaoh, Akhenaten, the Jewish sect of the Essenes, the Jesuit Priesthood, practical communism, religious organizations, an array of New Age thinkers, and most notably, the American Constitution. The vitality of that dream encourages hope yet consistently finds itself buried in opposition.  In the early stages of humankind, the
As I look out the spacecraft window, the sparkle emanating from planet Earth was about 2 light-years away. It’s been a while since we left, and soon we’ll arrive at our destination: Planet Buru.  I was one of five social scientists whose mission was to observe the Buruian Civilization. They contacted our scientist three years ago and invited us to participate in their harmonious culture. Everything they communicated to us appeared to parallel what we
Today, the digital news from most European presses about the USA and Americans gave me a sour taste. As an American citizen living in Europe, I can stay objective and better evaluate my perceptions of the American society. Something is deadly wrong occurring amongst people in America. I sense that it could be the final deterioration of what I’ve coined: a non-existent American culture.  Virtually every tribe, country, nation has a long-term grounded culture. Regardless
An Inspirational Message  “We will not go back to normal. Normal never was. Our pre-Corona existence was not normal other than we normalized greed, inequality, exhaustion, depletion, extraction, disconnection, confusion, rage, hoarding, hate, and lack. We should not long to return, my friends. We are being given the opportunity to stitch a new garment. One that fits all of humanity and nature.”—Sonya Renee Taylor  We do not need more words to grasp the intent of

The USS Titanic

Posted by Robert Gerard on  April 14, 2020

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USS Titanic 15 April 1912 – 15 April 2020 History repeats itself, but do we learn from it? Wisdom, gained from our experiences, but do we use it? Oh well, I guess history and wisdom are cheap. While watching YouTube and exploring some of our histories, I came across the video of the RMS Titanic and its maiden voyage. Tragically, on 15 April 1912, one hundred and eight years ago, it sank, and over twelve-hundred