Freestyling on Mexico, Language, Relatedness, and Empire

0 votesTzotzil Mayan Life-Giver, Chiapas, MexicoIn speaking of “Ancestry” the Elegance of this Woman’s Presence reflects that. So do the Shapes of all that Her Presence Honors; the Elevated Status offered to Her Ancestral Corn, the Basket of Tortillas she … Continued

SNAFU Principle

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0 votesThe SNAFU priciple refers to a military acronym that points to how hierarchical structures lead to distorted communication and stands for “Situation Normal-All Fucked Up.”  Truth-full, trust-worthy communication is only possible between equals. Work out all the permutations of … Continued

Make Sense of Christmas, Using Your Senses

0 votesWe can make sense of Christmas with our senses. Sound surprising? Sense-ability has nothing to do with belief or disbelief. It’s an aspect of Sacred Stories that most of us ignore entirely because our own Ancestral Stories, and their … Continued

Grief and Praise

0 votesHere’s a Gem on the Medicine of Grief and Praise from the magnificent Martín Prechtel, a half Swiss-American, half Canadian Cree Gem of a Man who grew up with the Santo Domingo People of New Mexico before finding his … Continued

Genghis and the Grass Eaters

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0 votesAfter watching the movie Mongol,  about Genghis Khan’s life story, my curiosity was piqued. I discovered an amazing Tale of Wisdom, Humanity, Courage, Survival, Ancestry, Will-to-Live, Excellence, Learning, Conquest, and unfolding Consequences that informed much of what I have … Continued

Straight and Crooked-Heads: An Amazonian Journey Beyond Non-Sense

1 voteAmong many, rooted, local, indigenous people, all over the world, the norm is for people to speak 4 or 5 different languages. This may sound surprising to city folk, but living in long-rooted, rural communities anywhere in the world … Continued

Zen Road to Affluence

0 votesMarshall Sahlins, in his essay The Original Affluent Society about the nature of so-called “hunter-gatherer” societies, describes them as “taking the Zen road to affluence.” What he boils their success to is “limited necessities and a proliferation of means.” … Continued

Thriving in Mexico: Finding Your Sweet Spot

1 voteHello from Acapulco!  It’s been a blast discovering the little gems of local life and culture in a place that can easily appear to be “just a tourist town,” until we dig a little deeper. There are all kinds … Continued

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