Where Is The Online Vigilante?

I was struck this morning by the dichotomy between two stories of freedom in action. Once successful, one much less so. The first was a brief but fascinating commentary on how peaceful and happy Acapulco is since the police went…

What Is Homeopathy?

Under normal circumstances, a working knowledge of homeopathy is a useful way to avoid harsh medicines and high medical bills for minor ailments. In a sustained emergency scenario, it may be your best – and perhaps only – recourse in…

Chipotle’s Dystopian Art Film

The sorry state of contemporary agri-business is hauntingly depicted in this lovely short film produced by Academy-Award winning Moonbot Studios for the Chipotle restaurant chain. Does it accurately reflect the Chipotle corporation’s actual approach to food? Who knows. Apparently, the…

What Is Homeopathy?

Under normal circumstances, a working knowledge of homeopathy is a useful way to avoid harsh medicines and high medical bills for minor ailments. In a sustained emergency scenario, it may be your best – and perhaps only – recourse in…

De-Industrialize

We do not want the rich to possess more beautiful things but the poor to create more beautiful things; for every man is poor who cannot create. – Oscar Wilde Our society faces numerous problems: environmental pollution, wealth disparity, crime, cultural…

Bread and Circuses

I’ve noticed quite a few bloggers complaining about the lack of world-changing that seems to be occurring. “With so many enlightened souls in communication,” they ask, “why isn’t something happening?” This reminds me of Bodhidharma’s famous observation that “All know…

Bad Medicine

The American medical establishment was recently startled by a Harvard survey that found 42% of Americans routinely using one of sixteen “alternative” medical therapies. The American Medical Association and its minions responded with predictable outrage, and launched a media campaign…

Uncomplicate

I’ve discovered that my favorite things can be described as “uncomplicated.” Not “simple,” mind you, but “uncomplicated.” After all, being “uncomplicated” implies a certain state of resolved complexity that is different from simplicity. For example, take three of my favorite…