5/6/12

Looking Back After The World Ignored The Truth Updated 12/6/2012





Say it's 2050 and though the roads are not as full as now, people make do with cars if they can afford it. Most others stay where they are because there is no way to cheaply go anywhere at all.


Construction has not changed but more and more of sprawl has been abandoned and more large vacated highway spaces have been chopped up into efficiency apartments.

The schools are now moving toward thirtieth worst in the world and higher education is for the wealthy only with a receding  number of scholarships based on merit.

I could go on but let me simply state my theory for the umpteenth time:

We need a totally new theory of settlements based somewhat on Alexander's "Pattern Language" modified to insist that human settlements be car free, that we live in numbers of about 5-10K in a square mile, that all elements of a city be within a single community, and so forth.

We need to generate huge new industries based on creating the modular components of the new construction. We need eco matrix production so that each community can be sustainable in itself, recycling everything, generating its own energy, etc. We need to create local governance that is made up of residents who live and work in these cyber-communities.

I am not saying we cannot adapt what we have now. But we need a model to be built and no one has even drawn it yet.

If this became our plan we would have a vibrant economy and smart solutions and a good future. If we ignore the reality we mark time until we cannot even dream of it.

We will not get the change we need until we are willing to articulate what it is.

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Will Romney Flip or Flop in the Debates?



Should Romney be a candidate
He may as well avoid debate
He'll have to choose to flip or flop
Or stutter and prevaricate





Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

Stop and see reality - quatrain



Coasting along without knowing where we're going
Seems to belie all the information that's out there
Almost as if we could see what is now showing
Merely by witnessing what's in our passing stare





Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

Defining Abba As If One Could and Yet


The words below are a description of what I take to be reality
As Jesus suggested the One we cannot name is Abba
A scandalously familiar word to suggest that this One
Is not our enemy and that we have something to do 
with our own salvation on earth
I say on earth advisedly because there is no reason
why life does not somehow continue
The One cannot be defined 
But as we prove out the Way of Abba
and commune with Abba within
and honor Abba's values of tolerance democracy
helpfulness and non-idolatry
we can say the following
with confidence


Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

Consciousness Can Be Measured

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