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The Old Country: Between The Forceps and The Stone

  • September 3, 2019
The Old Country:  Between The Forceps and The Stone

Former Business Offices Of Prokop Babiy, Burkaniv. INFINITE DREAMS (БЕЗКОШТОВНІ МРЕЖІ). “How can you be in two places at once when you’re not anywhere at all”? --The Firesign Theatre.. Isn’t that what “Dreaming” is - being cognitively in separate spaces at the same Time - “Anywhere” and “Nowhere” at once? Life then, like the song lyric, may indeed be a Dream, infinitely intertwined along a continuum of separate realities. How many of us right now at this instant are alive on this planet; seven plus billions? Life then, might be a projection of seven...

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Dark Places In Past Light

  • January 8, 2019
Dark Places In Past Light

FIN de SIECLE Two Thousand Eighteen was a year filled with both joy and sorrow; buoyed by success yet scarred by tragedy; suffused with hope but plagued by pessimism; our Future obfuscated by humanity's obsession with personal gain often at the potential risk of species Omnicide.  We have become the personification of an Ouroboros...obsessed with the Past, its lessons ignored, trapped by our own hubris in a repetitive cycle of self-annihilation.

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Patrick Hickey – In Memoriam

  • March 8, 2017
Patrick Hickey – In Memoriam

Remembrance For Patrick Hickey I first met Patrick when we were both students at UCLA in the mid 1970's. At the time I was employed at the Film School as a graduate assistant, teaching a class in beginning filmmaking techniques called "Project One" in which undergrads learned how to make a film project utilizing Super 8 cameras and editing equipment while at the same time working on one of my own Earth-shattering "masterpieces" which would usually keep me occupied into the wee hours of the morning.

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Ya Me Canse’

  • December 30, 2014
Ya Me Canse’

We just returned from a week’s stay in the Yucatan Peninsula along what corporate hospitality markets as the “Mayan Riviera”. Once past the glittering opulence of the seemingly endless row of resort developments along the Caribbean beaches of the state of Quintara Roo, one sees the reality of how the indigenous Mayan people live in the selva, under thatched roofs of woven palm fronds covering smal one room makeshift cinder bliock hovels. Many work in the area’s only real industry, tourism; existing on incomes of less than $5 a day.

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Morality and The Forever War

  • September 18, 2014
Morality and The Forever War

Discourses With Robert Estrada. Morality & The Forever War: Chapter Five of The Forever War Chronicles The above image gleaned from a link on Facebook provided by Young Americans For Liberty provoked a spirited exchange between myself and my long-time colleague and frequent foil for political, social, and cultural discourse, Robert Estrada whom I originally met and befriended on my daily ferry commute to Tiburon where I was then indentured to the 1% for a decade and a half. The ideas and thoughts we shared during those brief excursions soon became the high point of my day - but then...

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