Thom's rumblings

Somehow I got entrapped with Facebook because a friend had finally discovered it and went all gung-ho on getting all his family and friends added, or finding them there. So, anything that has come to…

Your money or your life? You have neither…

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."—Margaret Mead

How many people own the oil companies? Compared to the world’s population, a very small number. How about the tobacco companies? The automobile companies? The book publishing companies? The agriculture companies? The chemical companies?

Several small groups of people have had very large impacts, with the help of the rest of the population as their supporters. Your ancestors paid for it, you are paying for it, and your children will pay for it. With their lives.

A set of expectations counter to what is present. The inability to accept the moment.

That which doesn’t meet one’s expectations. Chaos doesn’t exist without order, i.e. order gives birth to chaos.

Not as oppressed as someone else.

Gossip is officially a news “source”

From an article in the news:

While the gossip source did not elaborate on what that reason might be,…

How much more specious can you get?

From a news article:

The report does, however, make clear that the rumor is based on gossip and “not confirmed news.”

Being in Hawaii, I’ve come to accept much more that I don’t really connect with the idea of running all over the place just to be here or there. Yes, experiences are important, but every moment is an experience. Deciding to open one’s eyes when they get somewhere else instead of opening them where one is currently seems paradoxical. Though I admit, it does come in handy for those times when what’s around you is unbearable. ;-)

Every few hundred years in Western history there occurs a sharp transformation. We cross what in an earlier book I called a “divide.” Within a few short decades, society rearranges itself—its worldview; its basic values; its social and political structure; its arts; its key institutions. Fifty years later, there is a new world. And the people born then cannot even imagine the world in which their grandparents lived and into which their own parents were born.

We are currently living through just such a transformation.

"The Post-Capitalist Society" (1993) by Peter F. Drucker