4/15/12

The Quest for Community is Alive and Well Online



This is ah er um a column
I'm not saying it is done
It broaches the communal Web mind
And posits a sort of soft totalitarianism
As if somehow the products of our minds
Will take on executive form
He quotes my favorite sociologist Robert Nisbet
But Nisbet was surely on the side of a revival of
Community
Of gemeinschaft
The emphasis I place on cyber-community 
Accepts the need for a move of micro 
to macro so that the implications of cyber
Are transformed to the design and architecture of society
Meanwhile the communal mind 
Is hardly totalitarian
It is a brake on the sentiments of folk
Who might feel at home in 
Totalitarian environments
That is not us



Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

We are still here till we find Abba’s way,


But few submit and few believe today,
And as I look around I see the need.
The goodness Abba calls us to is weak,
I come to help you hear again and see.
Don’t let the principalities hold sway
Don’t let the time fulfilled go unfulfilled.
We are still here till we find Abba’s way,
And light shines forth again upon the hill.


Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

The Romney Risk = Rising Deficits

Coming - ‘Taxmageddon’ - NYTimes.com:

'via Blog this'

If you have the patience to read the article noted above, you will see that the best prospect for a non-hurtful move to fiscal sanity is the reelection of President Obama. No matter how much Romney and the GOP would eviscerate entitlements, they could not do enough to make up for their lovely tax cuts and therefore would create more debt, not less. Romney is bereft of economic arguments that can get him out of the hole the GOP has dug. For this reason, the following, striking as it is, reflects reality.


Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

Abba's presence makes all goodness possible


Abba was once the secret I disclosed,
A presence of pure goodness, therefore scorned;
Cross-nailed, entombed I was for saying so,
And yet I say it still, for it is true.
Abba leaves us no hiding place from choice:
Repent, reject, recoil from this world’s show;
These spinning wheels of prideful sophistry
This glamour built on force of power and arms.
Submit instead to Abba deep within,
Imbibe the good news, aye, imbibe and win.

Abba's presence makes all goodness possible
Abba's presence makes all progress tangible    
Abba's presence is a cool bright spring
Where dreams can come and rest and then take wing


Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

The real enemy of the Taliban is history



The real enemy of the Taliban
Is history
As the whole globe rolls forward beyond
mystery
And as all authority
finds its most rightful home
in everyone
For then we see that Abba's way
pushes all time
toward eternity
and all people
discover
a new
humility



Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

Hiding in plain sight / The nomad's methodology


Hiding in plain sight 
The nomad's methodology
Longing for discovery
But not really


Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

Vendome to This Dream of You Spotify Playlist

Modern Jazz Quartet, Echo Presents Bossardo, Spark Arrester, Nicola Conte, 
Alela Dane, Sofia Laiti, Bob Dylan 

This Spotify Playlist




Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

The Romney Risk = Renewed Recession



Caution is gutsy when it comes to extracting us from the ditch 
made of greed and credit card militarism
President Obama has shown himself to be deft and measured
in establishing the pillars of future prosperity
Fairness for all
Growth toward more fulfillment for more and more Americans

Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

Bob Dylan 1965 - "You're going to die. You're going to be dead."

One of a kind: Bob Dylan at 70 | The Official Bob Dylan Site: ""You're going to die. You're going to be dead. It could be 20 years, it could be tomorrow, anytime. So am I. I mean, we're just going to be gone. The world's going to go on without us. All right now. You do your job in the face of that, and how seriously you take yourself you decide for yourself."

That is the Dylan stance. Forty-six years on, he's still all alone in the end zone, determinedly unimpressed by the clamor he's engendered and endured throughout."

'via Blog this'



Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

Today transparency is inevitable

I said, All secrets shall be manifest
And that all hidden things shall be revealed.
Now those with eyes to see know this is so.
Realities of goodness show the truth,
Creative exploration bears new grace.
All secrets and all hidden things unfold,
To the extent we walk in Abba’s Way.
Our Abba is no hostile enemy,
Who sends harsh bolts of angry lightning down.
Abba is close as breath and whispered truth,
And within you is Abba’s presence found.

Today transparency is inevitable
It is the fruit of commonality
Of ultimately having more that unites us
than divides us
Democracy in the widest sense
is the value which with tolerance
helpfulness and non-idolatry
underlies the sea change
that challenges secrecy at its root


Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

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